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Mary Thomas's Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches

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This practical dictionary of embroidery stitches, which was originally published in 1934, has now been updated and illustrated. It shows details of 400 stitches - the working method, the effective use of the stitch and the suitable threads and materials. Photographs of historic embroideries from Europe, America and the Orient illustrate how the stitches can be used.
Unknown Binding, 208 pages
Published January 1st 1989 by Hodder & Stoughton (first published May 1st 1971)
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Jo
Oct 23, 2011 Jo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A comprehensive book with lots of background info on each stitch, where to use it and best materials to use for the stitch. Great tips and tricks as well. The only drawback is the instructions/diagrams on how to complete specific stitches are sometimes lacking in clarity. The history alone attached to this book makes it a must read for embroidery enthusiasts.
Lisa
Jul 29, 2008 Lisa rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: any needleworker
I never knew that there was so many different embroidery stitches. First published in 1936 this is a timeless treasure to add to your needlework bookshelves to refer to endlessly. It shows the stitch with a picture of it, then a detailed description of how to do the stitch. I will be looking at this book many times.
Mrs.
Sep 18, 2013 Mrs. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A treasure trove of embroidery stitches accompanied by full color photos and drawings. If you are experienced, I would rate this a 5; for a beginner like me, it's a 4 because I do not yet have the foundation to understand the rather complicated directions.
Lindsay
Jul 10, 2008 Lindsay rated it really liked it
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A clear book covering an enormous range of embroidery stitches. The pictures and diagrams are clear and overall it's a very inspiring book.
Tashia
Mar 20, 2009 Tashia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
pretty good descriptions of embroidery stitches, but the actual stitches aren't always labeled that well...
Pamela
Jul 15, 2013 Pamela rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fabulous book a classic for a good reason. excellent guide to all forms of embroidery stitches
Archana
a book with information on almost all stitches used these days. includes even pictures.
Julie
Aug 17, 2008 Julie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Full of great embroidery stitches, and excellent instructions!
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