Mary Thomas's Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches

Mary Thomas's Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches

Book - 1998
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First published in 1934, Mary Thomas' book has long been a favorite of novice and experienced embroiderers alike. Updated by Jan Eaton, it pictures and describes over 400 embroidery stitches arranged by usage, ranging from basic outline and border stitches to more complex detached-filling and pulled-fabric stitches. This is an outstanding reference book that will enable all needle-workers to master the art of embroidery.
Publisher: North Pomfret, Vt. : Trafalgar Square Pub., 1998.
Edition: New ed.
ISBN: 9781570761188
1570761183
Branch Call Number: 746.44 Tho
Characteristics: 208 p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Eaton, Jan

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chriscoleman
Dec 24, 2016

This is one of the most thorough books on embroidery and other stitches. 108 pages are devoted to traditional embroidery stitches, 10 pages on detached filling stitches (like macrame over embroidery stitches), 46 pages of cross stitches, and 42 pages with stitches to attach fabrics and cutwork. The last 42 pages are omitted from most embroidery books and the last 60 pages of the embroidery stitches usually are too, so this is pretty thorough.

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