"Mary Tomas's Embroider Book" was published by Gramercy Publishing and copyrighted 1936. This book is touted as a dictionary of embroidery stitches and shows how to combine scores of stitches into patterns in samplers, patchwork quilting, smocking, petit point, tapestry and applique.
Types of embroidery covered include: Assisi Cross Stitch Embroidery Broderie Anglaise Cords, Fringes and Tassels Couching, Laid and Gold Work Drawn Fabric Work Jacobean Embroidery Mountmellick Embroidery Needleweaving Shadow Work ....and many more.
The book is filled with black and white drawings, patterns and black and white photos of finished pieces and examples.
This first edition vintage embroidery work is complete with its dust jacket. The vintage pattern book and its dust jacket are in very good condition. The dust jacket has a very minor chip at the top left near the spine. The sewing book has ivory cloth boards. The vintage pattern book has clean pages and a tight binding. The book measures 8 1/4 inches by 5 3/4 inches and will be shipped Media Mail unless otherwise requested.
An extensive and in depth look at the traditions and application of this old handwork art. Perfect for the crafter or embroidery enthusiast.
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