I encourage you to use additional resources if you need more instruction than this simple guide. I have found video to be very useful in understanding stitches. Please click on the links below to watch very quick clips of the stitches. You can also find a directory of longer videos here, with more detailed instruction.
This graphic features different types of embroidery stitches with names on each photo. There are hundreds of different stitches, but these are some of the most common! Click the link to learn how to embroider each one of them.
Vintage patterns can be beautiful, which is why I bought this old Spinnerin. (front cover) Vintage patterns can also be hilariously tacky, which is why I bought this old Spinnerin. (back cover) Lucky for you over the next few weeks I’ll be posting all the good, the bad, and the ugly afghan patterns your twitchy little fingers could ever hope to knit or crochet! Here are some Embroidery Stitches to wet your appetite…
At the end of last year I was able to teach a few ornament classes locally. It's always such great experience to learn from my students. Many of my felt ornament designs involve some basic embroidery stitches. One of my favorites is the French Knot. It's such a great little stitch for adding a touch