The outstanding classic reference guide for embroiderers, now in paperback. First published in 1934, Mary Thomas's Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches has long been a well-loved favorite of novice and experienced embroiderers alike The new and redesigned paperback edition of this indispensable handbook includes the internationally-renowned embroiderer Jan Eaton's revisions to the original text, with an extensive library of stitches arranged by usage, ranging from basic outline and border stitches to more complex detached-filling and pulled-fabric stitches--enabling all needle-workers to master the art of embroidery at every level, with clear, helpful photographs and step-by-step instructions. Over 400 stitches explained and illustrated with diagrams and photographs. Ideal for those starting out with needlework, as well as accomplished embroiderers seeking inspiration for different stitches and techniques. 14 stitch categories, including outline stitches, filling stitches, canvas stitches, insertion stitches, and more.