Mary Corbet

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I learned to embroider when I was a kid, when everyone was really into cross stitch (remember the '80s?). Eventually, I migrated to surface embroidery, teaching myself with whatever I could get my hands on...read more

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Vintage Needlework Books – On Sale through November!


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If you’re looking for vintage needlework books – for embroidery, crochet, beadwork, bag making, you name it – you can find a huge assortment of them, all digitally remastered, from Iva Rose Productions. The Carmela Testa books on cut work are a great resource if you like whitework, and the Butterick collection books (such as “Fancy Stitches” and “The Art of Drawnwork”) are great for any embroiderer’s bookshelf. But the real reason I’m posting this notice now is that through the end of November, Iva Rose Productions is offering half price on all their books! Now, that’s a good deal!



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  1. Dear Mary,
    Thank you so much for the wonderful video tutorials! They have saved me so much frustration and time. I really appreciate your fantastic website and all of your hard work. I am looking forward to your online class!

  2. Dear Mary, I so enjoy your mail. I am doing a coverlet in Brazilian Dimensional Embroidery and your tutorials and articles have really been helpful. I look forward to getting them. I have also ordered a couple of books that you had recommended. Thanks for your mail & help. A fan, Wanda

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