Mary Thomas’s Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches Jan Eaton

81XhMER1ZQL._AC_UL436_ Pub: Search Press Ltd

The new edition of Mary Thomas’s classic stitch reference library; it is the first and last word in embroidery. This classic reference book has achieved near-legendary status 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 action. Ideal for both those starting out with needlework and those more accomplished embroiderers who need inspiration for different stitches and techniques,


My review 

This is a book that fulfills every need for embroiderers.

It includes stitch techniques, both written and visual, which makes it a brilliant teaching guide for beginners as well as acting as a reminder for those more advanced.

Mary Thomas’s Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches was first published in 1934, and Jan Eaton has revised and updated it perfectly.

It is fabulous that Search press has republished this book,  as it gives us the opportunity to learn from a classic embroiderer such as Mary Thomas as well as gaining more modern skills from Jan Eaton.

I love the abundance of colour, beads and decorative stitches that fill the pages. It is both artistic and inspirational.



About the Author

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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