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Mary Thomas’s Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches by Jan Eaton

  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback flexibinding with flaps
  • Publication: 01 January 2019
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782216438
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  • Size: 204x260 mm
  • Illustrations: 800
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP Price: £14.99


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, 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 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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