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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback flexibinding with flaps
  • Publication: 21 December 2018
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782216438
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 204x260 mm
  • Illustrations: 800
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP Price: £14.99
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Mary Thomas’s Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches


by Jan Eaton

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Book Description

The new edition of Mary Thomas's classic stitch reference library; it is the first and last word in embroidery.

This classic book has been the go-to embroidery reference work since it was first published in 1934, owing to its clear instructions and huge library of stitches.

It includes full illustrated instructions for over 400 embroidery stitches, ranging from simple border and outline stitches, to filling stitches, canvas stitches and pulled fabric stitches. Scattered throughout are dozens of inspirational embroideries to show the stitches in use.

This detailed guide is ideal for those starting out with needlework as well as more accomplished embroiderers looking for inspiration for different stitches and techniques. This new, redesigned edition includes the internationally renowned embroiderer Jan Eaton’s revisions to the original text, and includes a preface by famed embroiderer Mary Corbet.

Table of Contents

Introduction 6
Outline Stitches 10
Border Stitches 24
Composite Band Stitches 52
Isolated Stitches 66
Open Filling Stitches 80
Solid Filling Stitches 96
Detached Filling Stitches 108
Straight and Slanted Canvas Stitches 118
Crossed Canvas Stitches 132
Composite Canvas Stitches 150
Insertion Stitches 164
Edging Stitches 170
Cut and Drawn Stitches 178
Pulled Fabric Stitches 186
Index 208

About the Author

About Jan Eaton

Jan Eaton is known internationally for her speciality in needlecraft and textile designs. Since finishing her training at Goldsmiths College in London, Jan has worked as a freelance designer showcasing her embroidery, crochet, knitting, and textile painting designs in various UK and European magazines. Jan has written more than 10 needlecraft books and lives in Hove, East Sussex.

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