I'm trying to learn how to embroider, with strings you use for friendship bracelets, but the books i got are crap and i cant follow what they're showing me. I was wondering if anyone knew of a good site that shows the different stitches step-by-step so i could learn. So far i only know two, and that is cross-stitch and the back-stitch, i want to try and learn more. So any site will be helpful, as long as its designed for new-bes and not people who've been doing it for years.
Try this one and see if it helps at all: http://www.ehow.com/video_2091053_embroider-for-beginners.html
go to dreamfollow.com, the lady does the most beautiful embroidery ever! She doesn't have tutorials on the site but she has written a book so you could take a look at that. Make sure to check out her blog (she calls it her 'journal')
aimee ray *thumbs up*
yeh learning a few stiches it all you need which you can learn if you just google the stitch.
Running Stitch (easy peasy and most basic)
thanks for the stitch names, I want to learn a bit too.
yeh it's easy when you know the names of the stiches, because it's like a starting point. I have been taught in person all of them from the textiles 'unit' we had at college and I got the hang of them really easily after I was shown a few times and practised after about 5 mins and I'm sure there's videos on youtube or somewhere on how to do them.
I'm adding a little plug here for isew.co.uk which is sewing as the name suggests but would help with sewing too, seems relevant!
im getting good at the basic stiches, havent tried doing an acutal design yet. But the little flowers i make to put on cards are looking awesome.
goodo I'm really getting into embroidery its just like drawing with thread! or as Aimee Ray would say doodle stitching! My embroidery writing is better then my own hand writing!
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