Hmm I liked the_McCalls Sewing Book_ but you have to find it in thrift stores or the like, mine drowned in our shed last year; so now I have _Vogue Sewing_ that I bought at Barnes & Noble for around $13 for B&N's printed version. the first edition of the Vogure sewing book came out in the 70's so it still has a lot of the info you find in the older sewing books, I've noticed a lot of the newer ones don't have some the finer sewing techniques.
I also like _The Complete Encyclopedia of Needlework_ by Therese de Dillmont, which has more info on handsewing. but I'm biased I have an old copy (pre isbn number timeframe) that has a list at the back of all the threads DMC made at that time.
(I'm a needlework book collector, I have another 3 or 4 I haven't listed)
Sent: Monday, August 29, 2005 7:53 PM
Subject: Re: [SCA-Garb] Re: totally new to this
I really really like the Readers' Digest sewing book. Michael's carries it.
Just my 2 cents.
On 8/29/05, Larry Laudenslager <sewmantoo@...> wrote:
> If that's not good, Good Housekeeping has a book for beginners, or "Sewing
> for Dummies".
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