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1966 Bishop Method Underlinings

ThreadKoe | Posted in General Discussion on

Here is another excerpt for your perusal. I have put it all on one page for those who like to print out and keep such things.

Sorry about the picture quality, but I have to purchase a new scanner, the old one was hit by lightning… Cathy


  1. DONNAKAYE | | #1

    Cathy, my attachment won't open.  All it does is bring me into WordPerfect and a blank document.

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      ThreadKoe | | #2

      Sorry Donna, it has to be opened in Microsoft Word rather than Corel WordPerfect. Let me figure this out. Cathy

      1. jjgg | | #3

        it won't open on my computer either, what is a .wps file? Microsoft word would be a .doc file

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          ThreadKoe | | #4

          Sorry Jigg, and all who cannot open the file, it actually is a Microsoft works program I was working in. Am still trying to fix the problem. Will repost ASAP. So much for that brilliant idea :P Cathy

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            JunkQueen | | #5

            If it's any consolation, it worked for me. Of course, I have MSWord.....

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            ThreadKoe | | #6

            My apologies to all who could not open the Other Word file. Here is one in Adobe that should work. Keep your fingers crossed. Mine Are. Cathy

          3. rekha | | #7

            Is this the 1959 or '66 edition?

            In this book there seem to be a lot of common sense things which get omitted.

            I think I shall buy the book

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            ThreadKoe | | #8

            It is the 66 edition. I bought the book because of the basic commonsense way it presented the information. At the time, It filled in the gaps in the knowledge that I seemed to be missing. Just a lucky find I guess. GailAnn has both books. I think either would be good, But I am looking for the 59 just to have both. I don't shop for books online, as I like the hunt through the bookstores. I am going to look for that Encyclopedia one also, seems to be a good overview book as well. Cathy

          5. rekha | | #9

            as I like the hunt through the bookstores

            You are a glutton for punishment, but good luck

            p.s. you wouldn't have an ISBN no for it would you. I am unsure that the 1959 would have it but the 66 edition should

            Edited 7/25/2008 10:01 am ET by rekha

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            ThreadKoe | | #10

            Maybe, but I have found some excellent antique sewing books for practically nothing this way. A Pittman's Ladies Tailoring Simplified, by M.E.E. Galbraith, 1937, perfect(New) condition for $10,00. And Actually, I think I probably talked him down on that one too if I remember correctly. :) Some of the flea market booksellers really don't know what they have. Cathy

          7. Cherrypops | | #11

            thank goodness we are countries apart, i would be chasing you round the bookshops, markets etc...I love them too!

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            ThreadKoe | | #12

            I also have the Lippincott's Home Manuals Clothing for Women, 1916 excellent condition, found for $6.00. My best find so far has been a rather rare book I paid the whopping $20.00 for, Advanced Textile Design by William Watson, 3rd edition, 1948 , good condition.
            If I could plan the perfect trip for me, It would include a tour of 2nd hand bookstores, beading shops, fabric shops, ceramic supply shops and not necessarily in that order. CathyEdited 7/25/2008 10:30 am ET by ThreadKoe

            Edited 7/25/2008 10:30 am ET by ThreadKoe

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            ThreadKoe | | #14

            Ok, I see your point, good resource. But it does take the fun out of the hunt. Not all of us use credit cards either tho. Cathy

          10. rekha | | #15


            Could you please tell me some more about Advanced Textile Design by William Watson


          11. sewchris703 | | #16

            Also try your local library's book store (if it has one). I bought my 1959 Bishop book there for about $1.50 (I think). I love finding old sewing books.Chris

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