For the best experience, please enable Javascript
x
Warning - This version of Internet Explorer is out of date. It has known security flaws and may not display all features of this website correctly. Please consider updating this browser.

Mary Thomas's Embroidery Book

Mary Thomas's Embroidery Book

By: Mary Thomas

  • Book
  • Reg. Price › $6.95
  • Share this book:
  • Share on Google+

This product has limited availability outside the US. Click here for details.

In her Preface to this book, celebrated needlecraft authority Mary Thomas declares that, "embroidery, like every other art needs to be understood to be enjoyed. Once the rules of the game are known, there not only comes the urge to create with needle and thread, but a knowledge which enables the better appreciation of the old masterpieces, as well as those produced in our own day." With this ambition in mind, Miss Thomas takes the reader on an encyclopedic tour of the world of needle art. In an effort to develop a full appreciation of embroidery, she explores virtually every technique — indeed, she covers just about everything that can be done to fabric with a needle and thread, including Applique, Cutwork, Patchwork, Assisi cross stitch, Filet darning, Quilting, Blackwork, Hardanger embroidery, Smocking, Broderie Anglaise, Jacobean embroidery, and Tapestry.
Over 30 different types of traditional needlework are introduced and explained in this book. Miss Thomas describes each technique, including historical background, then explains how each is worked. For further clarity, over 400 helpful illustrations are provided, including examples of "old masterpieces." The final chapter of the book offers technical hints and advice on materials and equipment.
Experienced and novice needleworkers alike will appreciate Miss Thomas's treatment of the needlecraft arts both as an exploratory survey of their vast range and as a comprehensive reference work.

Reprint of the Hodder and Stoughton Limited, London, 1936 edition.
AvailabilityUsually ships in 24 to 48 hours
ISBN 100486245306
ISBN 139780486245300
Author/EditorMary Thomas
FormatBook
Page Count320
Dimensions5 3/8 x 8 1/2

You might also Like...

Product Review

<--!Google Universal Analytics Code!-->
Out of Stock Notification:
Coming Soon:
Market Restrictions:
We're sorry, but we can only ship this product to addresses in the continental United States, Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico, Guam and the Virgin Islands. Although we try to make our products available everywhere, we occasionally have agreements with distribution partners, other publishers or face international copyright restrictions that prevent us from doing so.