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Mary Thomas's Embroidery Book

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This early work is a fascinating read for any sewing enthusiast or historian. Its 304 pages are extensively illustrated with diagrams, drawings and photographs forming a complete how-to guide to embroidery that is thoroughly recommended for the shelf of all handicraft lovers. Contents Include: Preface; Acknowledgments; Types of Embroidery: Applique Embroidery; Assisi Cross ...more
ebook, 535 pages
Published April 16th 2013 by Wolfenden Press (first published 1936)
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Ann-Marie
Sep 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classic, craft, needlework
1983 reprint of a book originally published in England in 1936.
Mary Thomas was one of the foremost authorities on needlework in her time.
I was very active in needlework guilds and societies 30 years ago, and often questions asked by us young members were answered by the elderly ladies with, "You will find excellent instructions for that in your Mary Thomas. She explains it so much better than I can." I
They were horrified if we didn't know who Mary Thomas was. I got so sick of hearing about
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Ann
Mar 26, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: hand-work
Excellent summaries of many needlework types.
Read Paula Moore's copy published 1936 by Gramercy Publ Co of New York. No ISBN.

Just discovered that I do own her "Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches"
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