Although I love to do various needlecrafts, I am by no means an expert when it comes to hand embroidery. I do like to incorporate it into many of the crafts I make, so I have mastered a few basic stitches such as the blanket stitch, the running stitch and the satin stitch.
In my never ending quest for needlecraft knowledge, I scoured the web for some of the best resources related to hand embroidery. After reading several tutorials, I feel brave enough to branch out and expand my hand embroidery stitch repertoire!
If you have the desire to learn more about hand embroidery, here is a list of great sites and tutorials to move you in the right direction. Have fun learning something new!
Stitch School is a wonderful blog by Janet, a freelance graphic designer, blogger and crafter. Love this site! (Did I mention I love this site?) These are just a few of her hand embroidery tutorials.
Sarah has one of the most informative and comprehensive set of hand embroidery tutorials I have found on the web. I found this site absolutely fascinating and extremely informative. These are a few tutorials (just barely scratching the surface of what she has, really.)
- Closed Blanket Stitch Tutorial
- Chain Stitch Tutorial
- Herringbone Stitch Tutorial
- Stitch Dictionary
- Stitch Picture Dictionary (my favorite!)
- Embroidery & Stitch Origins
If have a favorite embroidery tutorial site you’d like to share, please let us know! Happy Stitching!