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Mary Thomas's Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches Paperback – September 1, 1998
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It really is a rare jewel of a dictionary and though it has no projects the directions are simple and easy to follow and very inviting. Other contenders in this space are A-Z Embroidery and Lucinda Ganderton's offering. This book is better than Lucinda's in showing the finished product; all are standouts.
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Vital for all stitchers (unless they never have a desire to venture out of 'plain' cross stitch--- it has plenty of x-stitch modifications for those who only want to work on linen), with sections on whitework, couching and canvas.
If I could only have one stitching book, this would be it.
I was trying to find a good basic embroidery book and had no luck. Though found all kinds of needlepoint, or machine embroidery books or expensive software but it was really hard to find a good hand-embroidery book. I couldn't believe my good fortune when I found this. It is a total treasure! If the publishers could come up with a spiral bound version, that would be even better.
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Love how the book is spilt up into chapters of stitches used for different purposes; makes it easy to flip to what you're looking for and find multiple choices of how to complete a... Read morePublished 1 month ago by R. Retrogradient
http://www.amazon.com/Mary-Thomass-Dictionary-Embroidery-Stitches/dp/1570761183?ie=UTF8&redirect=true&ref_=cm_cr_ryp_prd_ttl_sol_6Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
So many different stitches that I did not know even existed. A wonderful book.Published 2 months ago by Vivian Stein
If you are a "visual" person, you may have trouble with this book. I am not a beginner to embroidery/needlework and, after reading all the good reviews, bought this book... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
You've provided me a lifetime of new tricks. Of course, at age 88 that lifetime may not be as long as some
but that lifetime is richer for this book. Read more
very helpful but I am a newbie and a lot of the stitches even with picture was confusingPublished 3 months ago by elan