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do you assume that the patterns were tested before publication? Have you found errors? Do you think pattern testing should be part of the publication process? Abby Glassenberg would like feedback --- see her article: http://whileshenaps.typepad.com/whileshenaps/2012/09/most-patterns-in-sewing-books-are-published-untested-and-why-that-should-change.html
I can't say that I have found that many erors in embroidery books but I have in magazine articles. There was this one three-dimensional ornament I wanted to stitch adn the measurements were ALL wrong. I finally gave up and winged it but it was very frustrating! And wasteful as well, since a lot of fabric and thread, already stitched, had to be discarded since the peices didn't fit together!
I know that some publisher sites publish errata but isn't that a little late. you've bought the book (or magazine) started the project, run into a snag and then what? So you think to check the publisher site for errata? I don't...