Embroidery Sitemap - Page 2 2016-09-26

What exactly is an LNS? - About Embroidery
What is an LNS? Embroidery.

Nativity Embroidery Part 3 - About Embroidery
Stitch along with us as we make a soft, colored Nativity Set (creche) for Christmas. This section contains the patterns for the Three Magi - Melchior, Balthasar and Gaspar - as well as a grouping of the three wise men that you can work in a variety of basic embroidery stitches and enhance with color.

Pattern for Balthasar - About Embroidery
Stitch along with us as we make a soft, colored Nativity Set (creche) for Christmas. This section contains the patterns for the Three Magi - Melchior, Balthasar and Gaspar - as well as a grouping of the three wise men that you can work in a variety of basic embroidery stitches and enhance with color.

Stitch of the Week List - About Embroidery
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Stitch of the Week List - About Embroidery
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What Are Orts? - About Embroidery
You may have heard about someone saving their orts and have wondered,

Stitch of the Week List - About Embroidery
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Alternate Method for Working the Bosnian Stitch - About Embroidery
The Bosnian stitch can be used in a surface embroidery, freestyle or counted thread embroidery project where a zigzag line is needed. There are several different ways the stitch can be worked, and two variations are given here.

Bosnian Stitch - About Embroidery
The Bosnian stitch can be used in a surface embroidery, freestyle or counted thread embroidery project where a zigzag line is needed. There are several different ways the stitch can be worked, and two variations are given here.

Materials Needed for the Schoolhouse Sampler - About Embroidery
Stitch this sampler pattern for the Back-To-School Season using basic hand embroidery stitches. After the stitching has been conpleted, enhance the Schoolhouse Sampler project with colored pencils.

Color the Design - About Embroidery
Stitch this sampler pattern for the Back-To-School Season using basic hand embroidery stitches. After the stitching has been conpleted, enhance the Schoolhouse Sampler project with colored pencils.

Work the Embroidery - About Embroidery
Stitch this sampler pattern for the Back-To-School Season using basic hand embroidery stitches. After the stitching has been conpleted, enhance the Schoolhouse Sampler project with colored pencils.

Schoolhouse Sampler in Surface Embroidery Stitches - About Embroidery
Stitch this sampler pattern for the Back-To-School Season using basic hand embroidery stitches. After the stitching has been conpleted, enhance the Schoolhouse Sampler project with colored pencils.

Tambour Frame with Hoop and Table Stand - About Embroidery
A tambour frame is used for tambour and other types of embroidery, and rotates 180 degrees, allowing access to both the front and back sides of the work.

Pattern for Joseph - About Embroidery
Stitch along with us as we make a soft, colored Nativity Set (creche) for Christmas. This section contains the patterns for Mary, Baby Jesus and Joseph, as well as a grouping of the Holy Family you can work in embroidery stitches and enhance with color.

My Rayon Floss Keeps Tangling - What Should I Do? - About Embroidery
Taming unruly thread that breaks or tangles while working embroidery stitches is simple if you use a thread conditioner. Here's how to use it.

Nativity Embroidery Part 2 - About Embroidery
Stitch along with us as we make a soft, colored Nativity Set (creche) for Christmas. This section contains the patterns for Mary, Baby Jesus and Joseph, as well as a grouping of the Holy Family you can work in embroidery stitches and enhance with color.

Pattern for Mary - About Embroidery
Stitch along with us as we make a soft, colored Nativity Set (creche) for Christmas. This section contains the patterns for Mary, Baby Jesus and Joseph, as well as a grouping of the Holy Family you can work in embroidery stitches and enhance with color.

Pattern for Baby Jesus - About Embroidery
Stitch along with us as we make a soft, colored Nativity Set (creche) for Christmas. This section contains the patterns for Mary, Baby Jesus and Joseph, as well as a grouping of the Holy Family you can work in embroidery stitches and enhance with color.

Crewel - About Embroidery
Crewel is a type of decortive surface embroidery featuring plants, animals and sometimes people, arranged in a fanciful, flowing design or repeating pattern. Usually worked in wool embroidery threads on a linen ground, this type of embroidery is worked in a variety of surface embroidery stitches, but is also commonly found worked solely in chain stitch.

Why is Orvus Paste Used to Clean Embroidery? - About Embroidery
Why is Orvus Paste used to clean embroidery - isn't it for horses?

Crocking, Bleeding and Dye Transfer - About Embroidery
Crocking or dye transfer can be common with certain colors of embroidery thread. Learn how to combat this problem.

Directions for Working the Figures - About Embroidery
Stitch along with us as we make a soft, colored creche for Christmas. This Nativity Set is embroidered on plainweave fabric using a variety of embroidery stitches. After removing the embroidery pattern markings, the pieces are filled with color using PrismaColor Artists' Pencils. The pattern is given in sections, starting with the Holy Family. Other Nativity characters will be featured in the subsequent parts and will include the Three Kings/Wise Men, Angels, Shepherds and Barnyard Animals.

Nativity Embroidery Part 1 - About Embroidery
Stitch along with us as we make a soft, colored creche for Christmas. This Nativity Set is embroidered on plainweave fabric using a variety of embroidery stitches. After removing the embroidery pattern markings, the pieces are filled with color using PrismaColor Artists' Pencils. The pattern is given in sections, starting with the Holy Family. Other Nativity characters will be featured in the subsequent parts and will include the Three Kings/Wise Men, Angels, Shepherds and Barnyard Animals.

Materials Needed for Each Figure - About Embroidery
Stitch along with us as we make a soft, colored creche for Christmas. This Nativity Set is embroidered on plainweave fabric using a variety of embroidery stitches. After removing the embroidery pattern markings, the pieces are filled with color using PrismaColor Artists' Pencils. The pattern is given in sections, starting with the Holy Family. Other Nativity characters will be featured in the subsequent parts and will include the Three Kings/Wise Men, Angels, Shepherds and Barnyard Animals.

Coloring the Figures - About Embroidery
Stitch along with us as we make a soft, colored creche for Christmas. This Nativity Set is embroidered on plainweave fabric using a variety of embroidery stitches. After removing the embroidery pattern markings, the pieces are filled with color using PrismaColor Artists' Pencils. The pattern is given in sections, starting with the Holy Family. Other Nativity characters will be featured in the subsequent parts and will include the Three Kings/Wise Men, Angels, Shepherds and Barnyard Animals.

Frequently Asked Embroidery Questions - About Embroidery
Here you will find a list of frequently asked embroidery questions. If you don't see your question listed, feel free to contact me and I'll be happy to help.

Tiger Tape - About Embroidery
Tiger Tape is a temporary adhesive tool used to help space stitching when working embroidery, applique or quilting stitches. It's available in several varieties and sizes.

Sampler Patterns - About Embroidery
Samplers are hand embroidery or cross stitch patterns featuring a variety of stitches or motifs, borders letters of the alphabet in a wide variety of subjects. This list gives you links to all of the free sampler patterns on this site.

Embroidered Nativity Series - About Embroidery
Stitch along with us as we make a soft, colored creche for Christmas. This Nativity Set is embroidered on plainweave fabric using a variety of embroidery stitches. After removing the embroidery pattern markings, the pieces are filled with color using PrismaColor Artists' Pencils. The pattern is given in sections, starting with the Holy Family. Other Nativity characters will be featured in the subsequent parts and will include the Three Kings/Wise Men, Angels, Shepherds and Barnyard Animals.

Workbasket Essentials - About Embroidery
These are some of the embroidery notions you will need to have in your work basket. You may already have many of them on-hand.

Workbasket Essentials - About Embroidery
These are some of the embroidery notions you will need to have in your work basket. You may already have many of them on-hand.

Needles for Embroidery - About Embroidery
Different fabrics and types of embroidery require different needles, and these needles come in a range of sizes. Choose the needle that best suits your project.

Scissors - About Embroidery
Your work basket should contain a wide variety of scissors, including shears, embroidery scissors and thread cutters.

Cross Stitch - About Embroidery
Cross Stitch is a composite stitch consisting of two diagonally-worked stitches that form an

Crewel Embroidery - About Embroidery
Crewel is a type of decortive surface embroidery featuring plants, animals and sometimes people, arranged in a fanciful, flowing design or repeating pattern. Usually worked in wool embroidery threads on a linen ground, this type of embroidery is worked in a variety of surface embroidery stitches, but is also commonly found worked solely in chain stitch.

Goldwork Embroidery - About Embroidery
Embroidery using heavy metal thread is referred to collectively as Goldwork. Popular colors for this type of needlework are gold, silver and sometimes copper. When working Goldwork, metal threads of different types and weights are laid or attached to the surface of the fabric using a couching stitch.

Candlewick Embroidery - About Embroidery
Candlewicking is a type of whitework having designs made of groups Colonial knots arranged in intricate patterns.

Schwalm Embroidery - About Embroidery
Schwalm is a type of whitework, worked in surface embroidery and pulled thread stitches.

Work a Thistle Design in Surface Embroidery Stitches - About Embroidery
This free hand embroidery pattern features a thistle flower - the symbol of Scotland - and is worked in basic surface embroidery stitches including stem stitch, detached chain stitch, French knots, satin stitch and a simple laid filling.

Supplies Needed for the Thistle Hand Embroidery Pattern - About Embroidery
This free hand embroidery pattern features a thistle flower - the symbol of Scotland - and is worked in basic surface embroidery stitches including stem stitch, detached chain stitch, French knots, satin stitch and a simple laid filling.

The Thistle Pattern - About Embroidery
This free hand embroidery pattern features a thistle flower - the symbol of Scotland - and is worked in basic surface embroidery stitches including stem stitch, detached chain stitch, French knots, satin stitch and a simple laid filling.

Thistle Embroidery Pattern - Stitch Key - About Embroidery
This free hand embroidery pattern features a thistle flower - the symbol of Scotland - and is worked in basic surface embroidery stitches including stem stitch, detached chain stitch, French knots, satin stitch and a simple laid filling.

Surface Embroidery - About Embroidery
Surface embroidery refers to any embroidery stitch that is worked on the surface of the cloth.

Pulled Thread Embroidery - About Embroidery
Pulled thread embroidery is a counted thread technique. Stitches are worked around groups of threads in the base fabric to form gaps, creating lacy, airy fillings, bands, border and hems.

Hardanger Embroidery - About Embroidery
Hardanger is a form of embroidery which developed in Hardanger, Norway. It features cutwork and satin stitch arranged intricate, geometric designs.

The Completed Transfer - About Embroidery
Learn how to properly prepare a pattern for transferring, and how to successfully transfer and use an iron-on embroidery design.

Preparing a Design for Transferring - About Embroidery
Learn how to properly prepare a pattern for transferring, and how to successfully transfer and use an iron-on embroidery design.

Setting the Pigments - About Embroidery
Learn how to properly prepare a pattern for transferring, and how to successfully transfer and use an iron-on embroidery design.

Hedebo Embroidery - About Embroidery
Hedebo is a popular form of whitework, originating in the Hedebo region of Denmark.

Using Iron-On Transfers - About Embroidery
Learn how to properly prepare a pattern for transferring, and how to successfully transfer and use an iron-on embroidery design.

Toweling for Embroidery - About Embroidery
Embroidering on towels or yardage toweling is a fun, easy way to decorate a kitchen or bathroom. There are different ypes of toweling for embroidery available, including these ready-made and yardage items.

Drawn Thread Embroidery - About Embroidery
Drawn Thread is a type of counted thread embroidery used to create open, airy designs in the spaces created by

Working Feather Stitches and Variations - About Embroidery
The feather stitch and its variations are used in surface embroidery to create airy lines of stitching along curves or straight lines. It can be marked on the fabric or worked as a counted stitch.

Double Feather Variation - About Embroidery
The feather stitch and its variations are used in surface embroidery to create airy lines of stitching along curves or straight lines. It can be marked on the fabric or worked as a counted stitch.

Working the Single and Double Seed Stitch - About Embroidery
Learn to work the Single Seed Stitch and Double Seed Stitch. These basic embroidery stitches can be used as a light filling, or to pad satin stitch.

Closed Feather Stitch - About Embroidery
The feather stitch and its variations are used in surface embroidery to create airy lines of stitching along curves or straight lines. It can be marked on the fabric or worked as a counted stitch.

Working the Feathered Chain Stitch - About Embroidery
The Feathered Chain Stitch is a decorative hand embroidery stitch that utilizes chain stitches arranged on a zig-zag as if working the feather stitch. This highly textured surface embroidery stitch can be used in bands and rows.

More Variations on the Feather Stitch - About Embroidery
The feather stitch and its variations are used in surface embroidery to create airy lines of stitching along curves or straight lines. It can be marked on the fabric or worked as a counted stitch.

Working the Straight Feather Stitch - About Embroidery
The feather stitch and its variations are used in surface embroidery to create airy lines of stitching along curves or straight lines. It can be marked on the fabric or worked as a counted stitch.

Feather and Fern Stitches - About Embroidery
Feather stitches are comprised of interlocking u-shaped loops of thread. This family of stitches is very simple to work, yet produces elaborate, airy and delicate-looking stitches. The simplest forms of the stitch can be used along straight and curved lines in a project, while the more elaborate and wider varieties are best used as bands and borders. Fern stitches also create airy stitches, but are worked using groups of straight stitches.

Working the Detached Single Chain Stitch - About Embroidery
The chain stitch is a looped stitch that is worked individually, or along a curved or straight line. There are many variations of this stitch. Here you will learn to work the single chain stitch.

Making a Thread Change While Working the Chain Stitch - About Embroidery
The chain stitch is a looped stitch that is worked individually, or along a curved or straight line. There are many variations of this stitch.

Working the Chain Stitch as a Filling - About Embroidery
The chain stitch is a looped stitch that is worked individually, or along a curved or straight line. There are many variations of this stitch.

Working the Double Running Stitch - About Embroidery
The double running stitch is worked in two passes, and is worked similarly to the single running stitch. This stitch looks interesting worked in two colors or two weights of thread.

Working the Running Stitch - About Embroidery
The running stitch is a basic stitch, and is usually the first stitch learned by the beginner embroidery enthusiast or sewer.

Working the Chain Stitch - About Embroidery
The chain stitch is a looped stitch that is worked individually, or along a curved or straight line. There are many variations of this stitch, and here you will learn to work the basic chain stitch.

Laid Stitches - About Embroidery
Laid embroidery stitches are composite stitches - consisting or more than one stitch - used to fill an area in an embroidery design.

How to Make an Away Knot - About Embroidery
Learn to make an Away Knot, one of the basic, temporary starting knots for embroidery.

How to Make an Away Knot - Step 3 - About Embroidery
Learn to make an Away Knot, one of the basic, temporary starting knots for embroidery.

How to Make an Away Knot - Step 4 - About Embroidery
Away Knot Step 3. Learn to make one of the basic, temporary starting knots for embroidery.

How to Make an Away Knot - Step 5 - About Embroidery
Away Knot Step 4. Learn to make one of the basic, temporary starting knots for embroidery.

How to Make an Away Knot - Step 2 - About Embroidery
Away Knot Step 2. Learn to make one of the basic, temporary starting knots for embroidery.

Japanese Darning Stitch - About Embroidery
The Japanese Darning Stitch can be used as a filling stitch, or as a pretty border, row or edging. It is worked in multiple passes, with the horizontal running stitches worked first, followed by diagonal stitches that tie the rows of running stitches together, forming a zigzag or box pattern.

Four-Sided Stitch - About Embroidery
The four-sided stitch is one of the common stitches used in counted embroidery including drawn thread or pulled thread embroidery, and forms a row of squares along the length of the fabric. Technically, only the first stitch is truly four-sided, with the adjoining stitches made from three additional stitches attached to the side wall of the previous stitch.This stitch can be used in borders and rows, to accent a hem, or to frame an element in an embroidery design.

Joining Materials Using the Cretan Stitch - About Embroidery
The Open Cretan Stitch is worked similarly to feather stitch using interlocking curved stitches. It can be used to outline shapes, as a border, or to join two pieces of material together using a decorative, open lacy stitch.

Rice Stitch and Square Boss Stitch - About Embroidery
The Rice Stitch and Square Boss stitches can be used as a scattered or engineered filling stitches, or in bands and borders. They are worked similarly to standard cross stitch, with the exception of small diagonal stitches worked over the ends of each arm of the larger crossed stitch. Both stitches can be worked as a counted stitch, or pre-marked on the fabric.

Working the Square Boss Stitch - About Embroidery
The Rice Stitch and Square Boss stitches can be used as a scattered or engineered filling stitches, or in bands and borders. They are worked similarly to standard cross stitch, with the exception of small diagonal stitches worked over the ends of each arm of the larger crossed stitch. Both stitches can be worked as a counted stitch, or pre-marked on the fabric.

Open Cretan Stitch - About Embroidery
The Open Cretan Stitch is worked similarly to feather stitch using interlocking curved stitches. It can be used to outline shapes, as a border, or to join two pieces of material together using a decorative, open lacy stitch.

Straight Stitch - Counted - About Embroidery
Counted Straight Stitch, also known as the counted satin stitch is worked similarly to a basic satin stitch, but is a counted stitch covering a designated number of threads in the embroidery fabric. By working a straight stitch over counted threads, an infinite number of versatile, patterned stitches, bands and rows can be made in the shape of bars, zig zags, hearts, leaves, flowers or other motifs.

Twisted Chain Stitch - About Embroidery
The Twisted Chain Stitch is worked similarly to a standard row of chain stitch, with the exception of the second insertion point of the needle being outside the previous stitch. This motion produces a textured, twisted stitch than can be used along straight lines and curves or to outline shapes.

Working the Chinese Cross Stitch - About Embroidery
Chinese cross stitch is worked using horizontal and vertical straight stitches in groups of three. It makes a pretty border or edging on a project, and can be worked in a single row, or multiple rows.

Upright Cross Stitch - About Embroidery
The upright cross stitch can be used as a scattered or engineered filling stitch, or in bands and borders. It is worked similarly to standard cross stitch, with the exception of the stitches being worked vertically and horizontally, rather than diagonally. Upright cross stitch can be worked as a counted stitch, or pre-marked on the fabric.

Ermine Stitch - About Embroidery
The Ermine stitch can be worked singly or in rows, or scattered as a filling stitch. It's made from a vertical stitch crossed by two diagonal stitches and is easy to work. It can be used as a counted stitch, or as a surface embroidery stitch and can be worked freestyle or pre-marked on the fabric for perfect placement.

Long-Armed Cross Stitch - About Embroidery
The Long-Armed Cross Stitch, sometimes referred to as an elongated cross stitch, can be used in bands and rows, or two outline or frame a section of a design in counted thread embroidery projects. The stitch is worked nearly identically to a standardcross stitch, with the exception that the second leg of the stitch is elongated. When worked in rows, the stitches cross each other and resemble a braid.

Partial or 3/4 Cross Stitch - About Embroidery
Cross Stitch is commonly worked on Aida fabric by stitching one stitch over each square in the fabric, or counted by working over two threads when using an eve weave fabric. However, cross stitch can also be used as a surface embroidery stitch when working with pre-stamped items or hot iron transfers. Learn to work a cross stitch, a row of cross stitches, or a partial cross stitch.

Sheaf Stitch - About Embroidery
The sheaf stitch can be worked singly as a design element, in rows, or in a random pattern as a filling stitch. It gets its name from the how the threads are bundled, resembling a sheaf of wheat.

Crossed Buttonhole Stitch - About Embroidery
The Crossed Buttonhole Stitch is a variation of the standard buttonhole stitch, a common surface embroidery or edging stitch. Work the design along a hemmed edge, or to outline a shape or create a decorative band in an embroidery project.

How to Work the Scroll Stitch - About Embroidery
Learn to work the Scroll Stitch. This beautiful surface embroidery stitch is worked by looping the thread under the needle as you stitch, creating a scroll-like effect.

Cross Stitch and Partial Cross Stitch - About Embroidery
Cross Stitch is commonly worked on Aida fabric by stitching one stitch over each square in the fabric, or counted by working over two threads when using an eve weave fabric. However, cross stitch can also be used as a surface embroidery stitch when working with pre-stamped items or hot iron transfers. Learn to work a cross stitch, a row of cross stitches, or a partial cross stitch.

Directions for Working the Chain Stitch as Cables - About Embroidery
The Cable Chain stitch is a popular surface embroidery stitch that can be worked in both straight and zigzag versions.

Satin Stitch - Padded or Raised - About Embroidery
Padded satin stitch is raised filling stitch that can be used to fill an embroidery pattern with raised stitches, adding depth and dimension to a project.

Working Basic Eyelet Stitches - About Embroidery
Learn to work basic eyelet stitches, star stitches and the Algerian eye stitch. These stitches can be worked individually, or in rows and groups.

Working an Algerian Eye - About Embroidery
Learn to work basic eyelet stitches, star stitches and the Algerian eye stitch. These stitches can be worked individually, or in rows and groups.

Square Chain Stitch - About Embroidery
The Square Chain Stitch is a chunky, open version of a standard chain stitch. This stitch can be used alone as an interesting border or outine stitch, or pass ribbon or other trims under the stitch for a multi-layered effect.

How to Make a Colonial Knot - About Embroidery
The colonial knot is one of several knotted stitches used in embroidery and is commonly used in Candlewicking embroidery. It can be worked individually, in groups as a filling, or along a line or path.

Satin Stitch - Long & Short - About Embroidery
The Long & Short Stitch is used to fill large areas, and is similar to satin stitch. It can be worked in a single color or subtle shading can be achieved using multiple shades or a single color, or multiple colors.

Cable Stitch - About Embroidery
The cable stitch is an embroidery stitch worked similarly to back stitch, with the exception of the stitches stacked one above the other in a staggering pattern that resembles a cable. It can be worked along a straight or cruved line on evenweave or plainweave fabric.

USA - East Coast - About Embroidery
Select this list to locate needlework and embroidery shops in states in the East Coast of the United States (Eastern Seaboard). This list includes Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.

Basic Laid Filling Stitch - About Embroidery
Learn to work two versions of a basic laid filling stitch - the square laid filling and the diagonal laid filling. These stitches can be used to create a light, airy filling for a flower or leave in surface embroidery or crewel embroidery.

Laid Filling Stitch - Diagonal - About Embroidery
Learn to work two versions of a basic laid filling stitch - the square laid filling and the diagonal laid filling. These stitches can be used to create a light, airy filling for a flower or leave in surface embroidery or crewel embroidery.

USA - East Coast - About Embroidery
Select this list to locate needlework and embroidery shops in states in the East Coast of the United States (Eastern Seaboard). This list includes Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.

Chevron Stitch - About Embroidery
Work the Chevron Stitch in rows and bands, or along a curved line.

Top Textile Preservation Tips - About Embroidery
Preserve your heirlooms and new projects for future generations by following these five simple tips.

Paris Stitch - About Embroidery
The Paris Stitch is a counted thread embroidery stitch that mimics blanket stitch.

Embroidery Fabric Manufacturers and Importers - About Embroidery
If you are having difficulty locating a particular needlework or embroidery fabric, the manufacturer can often guide you to a local retailer who has just what you're looking for - or you may be able to order it direct.

Hardanger Supplies and Resources - About Embroidery
Hardanger embroidery materials and supplies can be hard to find. Here are some of the best online resources for this popular Norwegian embroidery technique.

How to Work the Back Stitch - About Embroidery
The back stitch is a basic embroidery stitch used to produce a thin line of stitching, or to outline shapes that will be filled with satin stitch.

Embroidery and Needlework Thread Manufacturers - About Embroidery
Sometimes it's necessary to contact a manufacturer if you have questions about a product, where to purchase, or need a discontinued item. This list gives you information for the majority of needlework and embroidery thread mmanufacturers including their web site and contact information.

Online Embroidery and Needlework Supplies - About Embroidery
Where to find embroidery and needlework supplies online.

How to Work the Double Herringbone Stitch - About Embroidery
The Double Herringbone Stitch can be worked in a single color or in two colors, and makes a wide embroidered band.

Goldwork Embroidery - About Embroidery
Learn more about Goldwork, a noble form of surface embroidery using metal threads of varisous types and weights, and how heavy metal threads are applied to fabric.

How to Make a French Knot - About Embroidery
The French knot is one of several knotted stitches used in embroidery. It can be worked individually, in groups as a filling, or along a line or path. Learn to make the basic form of this stitch.

Dolphin Patterns, Projects and Crafts - About Embroidery
Dolphins are highly intelligent mammals with highly developed senses of sight and hearing. These creatures, along with whales and porpoises, belong to a group of mammals called cetaceans. Here you'll find projects and patterns for dolphin crafts, as well as useful information about this amazing animal.

Wedding and Bridal Projects and Patterns - About Embroidery
Looking for a special handmade gift idea for the bride and groom? Check out this list of bridal and wedding projects and bridal related crafts, wedding favors, gift and keepsake ideas and more using a wide range of crafts and hobby techniques. You'll find free patterns for embroidery, crochet, needlepoint, crafting and more.

Free Cross Stitch Patterns - About Embroidery
Cross Stitch is a form of embroidery that uses x-shaped stitches to create a design. Here you'll find free cross stitch patterns and helpful stitching tips.

Daisy Patterns and Projects - About Embroidery
Daisies are a common perennial plant that can be found all over the world, and are available in a wide range of colors and sizes. Here you'll find projects, patterns, crafts and information that celebrate daisies of all types.

Daisy Patterns and Projects - About Embroidery
Daisies are a common perennial plant that can be found all over the world, and are available in a wide range of colors and sizes. Here you'll find projects, patterns, crafts and information that celebrate daisies of all types.

Hanukkah Projects to Embroider and Craft - About Embroidery
Here you will find patterns for a wide variety of Hanukkah projects in embroidery and other crafts, using a wide variety of techniques. This Chanukkah crafts list is a work in progress and will be added to regularly.

Redwork Alphabet Series - Part 4 - About Embroidery
This is the Part of the four-part pattern series using basic hand embroidery stitches to create a Redwork Alphabet worked in surface embroidery. Each letter in the alphabet fits a 5-inch square. This section includes the letters V through Z, along with two corner filler blocks and a suggested layout.

Additional Information - About Embroidery
This is the Part of the four-part pattern series using basic hand embroidery stitches to create a Redwork Alphabet worked in surface embroidery. Each letter in the alphabet fits a 5-inch square. This section includes the letters V through Z, along with two corner filler blocks and a suggested layout.

V is for Vase - About Embroidery
This is the Part of the four-part pattern series using basic hand embroidery stitches to create a Redwork Alphabet worked in surface embroidery. Each letter in the alphabet fits a 5-inch square. This section includes the letters V through Z, along with two corner filler blocks and a suggested layout.

W is for Window - About Embroidery
This is the Part of the four-part pattern series using basic hand embroidery stitches to create a Redwork Alphabet worked in surface embroidery. Each letter in the alphabet fits a 5-inch square. This section includes the letters V through Z, along with two corner filler blocks and a suggested layout.

X is for Xylophone - About Embroidery
This is the Part of the four-part pattern series using basic hand embroidery stitches to create a Redwork Alphabet worked in surface embroidery. Each letter in the alphabet fits a 5-inch square. This section includes the letters V through Z, along with two corner filler blocks and a suggested layout.

Y is for Yo-yo - About Embroidery
This is the Part of the four-part pattern series using basic hand embroidery stitches to create a Redwork Alphabet worked in surface embroidery. Each letter in the alphabet fits a 5-inch square. This section includes the letters V through Z, along with two corner filler blocks and a suggested layout.

Z is for Zepellin - About Embroidery
This is the Part of the four-part pattern series using basic hand embroidery stitches to create a Redwork Alphabet worked in surface embroidery. Each letter in the alphabet fits a 5-inch square. This section includes the letters V through Z, along with two corner filler blocks and a suggested layout.

Filler Block 1 - About Embroidery
This is the Part of the four-part pattern series using basic hand embroidery stitches to create a Redwork Alphabet worked in surface embroidery. Each letter in the alphabet fits a 5-inch square. This section includes the letters V through Z, along with two corner filler blocks and a suggested layout.

Filler Block 2 - About Embroidery
This is the Part of the four-part pattern series using basic hand embroidery stitches to create a Redwork Alphabet worked in surface embroidery. Each letter in the alphabet fits a 5-inch square. This section includes the letters V through Z, along with two corner filler blocks and a suggested layout.

Suggested Layout - About Embroidery
This is the Part of the four-part pattern series using basic hand embroidery stitches to create a Redwork Alphabet worked in surface embroidery. Each letter in the alphabet fits a 5-inch square. This section includes the letters V through Z, along with two corner filler blocks and a suggested layout.

Ethnic Embroidery Patterns - About Embroidery
This list features free embroidery patterns based on traditional ethnic embroidery designs from around the world.

T is for Turtle - About Embroidery
Use basic embroidery stitches to create a Redwork Alphabet using this free pattern series. Each letter in the allphabet fits a 5-inch square. This section includes the letters O thorugh U.

U is for Umbrella - About Embroidery
Use basic embroidery stitches to create a Redwork Alphabet using this free pattern series. Each letter in the allphabet fits a 5-inch square. This section includes the letters O thorugh U.

Additional Information - About Embroidery
Use basic embroidery stitches to create a Redwork Alphabet using this free pattern series. Each letter in the allphabet fits a 5-inch square. This section includes the letters O thorugh U.

FREE Floral Embroidery Patterns - About Embroidery
Embroidery designs featuring flowers and floral patterns.

R is for Robot - About Embroidery
Use basic embroidery stitches to create a Redwork Alphabet using this free pattern series. Each letter in the allphabet fits a 5-inch square. This section includes the letters O thorugh U.

Q is for Quilt - About Embroidery
Use basic embroidery stitches to create a Redwork Alphabet using this free pattern series. Each letter in the allphabet fits a 5-inch square. This section includes the letters O thorugh U.

S is for Shoes - About Embroidery
Use basic embroidery stitches to create a Redwork Alphabet using this free pattern series. Each letter in the allphabet fits a 5-inch square. This section includes the letters O thorugh U.

P is for Present - About Embroidery
Use basic embroidery stitches to create a Redwork Alphabet using this free pattern series. Each letter in the allphabet fits a 5-inch square. This section includes the letters O thorugh U.

O is for Octopus - About Embroidery
Use basic embroidery stitches to create a Redwork Alphabet using this free pattern series. Each letter in the allphabet fits a 5-inch square. This section includes the letters O thorugh U.

Redwork Alphabet Series - Part 3 - About Embroidery
Use basic hand embroidery stitches to create a Redwork Alphabet using surface embroidery with this free pattern series. Each letter in the alphabet fits a 5-inch square. This section includes the letters O thorugh U.

Suzani Pattern to Stitch - About Embroidery
Stitch a Suzani pattern using a traditional motif. The Uzbek women of Uzbekistan and the Khojand Province of Tajikistan in central Asia are known for their beautiful embroidered Suzani panels, worked in silk threads on a heavy cotton or silk/cotton blend fabric background.

Uzbek Suzani - About Embroidery
Stitch a free Suzani pattern using a traditional motif in hand embroidery stitches. The Uzbek women of Uzbekistan and the Khojand Province of Tajikistan in central Asia are known for their beautiful embroidered Suzani panels, worked in silk threads on a heavy cotton or silk/cotton blend fabric background using basic surface embroidery stitches.

FREE Christmas and Holiday Patterns - About Embroidery
Here you will find Winter Holiday and Christmas patterns for embroidery, using a wide variety of techniques and stitches including surface embroidery, candlewicking, pulled thread embroidery techniques and more. This list is a work in progress and will be added to regularly.

FREE Christmas and Holiday Patterns - About Embroidery
Here you will find Winter Holiday and Christmas patterns for embroidery, using a wide variety of techniques and stitches including surface embroidery, candlewicking, pulled thread embroidery techniques and more. This list is a work in progress and will be added to regularly.

Redwork Chicken Weathervane Pattern - About Embroidery
Stitch a French rooster or Chanticleer in traditional redwork hand embroidery, using basic surface embroidery stitches with this free pattern.

Stem Stitch Butterfly Pattern - About Embroidery
Stitch a simple butterfly using basic surface embroidery stitches including the stem stitch and the stem stitch filling. Other stitches used in this free hand emboirdery pattern include French knots and single chain stitches.

Stem Stitch Butterfly Pattern - About Embroidery
Stitch a simple butterfly using the stem stitch and the stem stitch filling. Other stitches used in this free pattern include French knots and single chain stitches.

Redwork Chicken Weathervane Embroidery Pattern - About Embroidery
Stitch a French rooster or Chanticleer in traditional redwork embroidery stitches using this free pattern.

Materials Needed for the Daisy Wreath - About Embroidery
Stitch this pretty Spring Daisy Wreath using seven of the most common surface embroidery stitches: chain Stitch, French knots, fly stitch, back stitch, stem stitch, star stitch and single chain stitch.

FREE embroidery patterns for Summer stitching. - About Embroidery
FREE embroidery patterns for Summer stitching.

Surface Embroidered Daisy Wreath - About Embroidery
Hand embroider this pretty Spring Daisy Wreath using seven of the most common surface embroidery stitches: chain Stitch, French knots, fly stitch, back stitch, stem stitch, star stitch and single chain stitch.

Pattern for the Daisy Wreath - About Embroidery
Stitch this pretty Spring Daisy Wreath using seven of the most common surface embroidery stitches: chain Stitch, French knots, fly stitch, back stitch, stem stitch, star stitch and single chain stitch.

Daisy Wreath - Stitch Guide - About Embroidery
Stitch this pretty Spring Daisy Wreath using seven of the most common surface embroidery stitches: chain Stitch, French knots, fly stitch, back stitch, stem stitch, star stitch and single chain stitch.

Smiling Hello - The Reverse Side - About Embroidery
Make this simple project featuring a smiling face bidding you a friendly hello, using basic embroidery stitches and iron-on transfer pencils.

Smiling Hello Embroidery Pattern - About Embroidery
Make this simple project featuring a smiling face bidding you a friendly hello, using basic embroidery stitches and iron-on transfer pencils.

Smiling Hello Surface Embroidery Pattern - About Embroidery
Work this simple hand embroidery project featuring a smiling face bidding you a friendly hello, using basic surface embroidery stitches and iron-on transfer pencils.

Vintage, Antique and Historical Embroidery Patterns - About Embroidery
This list features sites offering vintage, antique or historical embroidery patterns and booklets. Many of them are free.

Inchies Patterns 1 through 3 - About Embroidery
Inchies are 1-inch square designs worked in a variety of surface embroidery stitches. Six different designs are featured in this free pattern set and can be hand embroidered using your favorite surface embroidery stitches. This set is perfect for spring stitching.

Inchies Patterns 4 through 6 - About Embroidery
Inchies are 1-inch square designs worked in a variety of surface embroidery stitches. Six different designs are featured in this free pattern set and can be hand embroidered using your favorite surface embroidery stitches. This set is perfect for spring stitching.

Guide's Interpretation of the Round Ornament - About Embroidery
Hand embroider this duo of Christmas ornaments using basic surface embroidery stitches. This set features a round and an oval ornament.

FREE Sashiko Embroidery Patterns - Set 2 - About Embroidery
Sashiko is a form of Japanese hand embroidery using the running stitch to create a patterned background. The Japanese word Sashiko means

Sashiko Pattern 9 - About Embroidery
Sashiko is a form of Japanese hand embroidery using the running stitch to create a patterned background. The Japanese word Sashiko means

Sashiko Pattern 10 - About Embroidery
Sashiko is a form of Japanese hand embroidery using the running stitch to create a patterned background. The Japanese word Sashiko means

Sashiko Pattern 11 - About Embroidery
Sashiko is a form of Japanese hand embroidery using the running stitch to create a patterned background. The Japanese word Sashiko means

Sashiko Pattern 12 - About Embroidery
Sashiko is a form of Japanese hand embroidery using the running stitch to create a patterned background. The Japanese word Sashiko means

Sashiko Pattern 13 - About Embroidery
Sashiko is a form of Japanese hand embroidery using the running stitch to create a patterned background. The Japanese word Sashiko means

Sashiko Pattern 14 - About Embroidery
Sashiko is a form of Japanese hand embroidery using the running stitch to create a patterned background. The Japanese word Sashiko means

Sashiko Pattern 15 - About Embroidery
Sashiko is a form of Japanese hand embroidery using the running stitch to create a patterned background. The Japanese word Sashiko means

Sashiko Pattern 16 - About Embroidery
Sashiko is a form of Japanese hand embroidery using the running stitch to create a patterned background. The Japanese word Sashiko means

Paisley Hearts 3-Piece Pattern Set - About Embroidery
Work this 3-piece set of free hand embroidery patterns for Valentine's Day. Each design features a different paisley motif that can be worked in redwork embroidery, or stitch it in your favorite color combination using basic surface embroidery stitches. The designs can be finished as ornaments or framed and make the perfect Valentine for a special friend.

Paisley Heart 1 - About Embroidery
Work this 3-piece set of free hand embroidery patterns for Valentine's Day. Each design features a different paisley motif that can be worked in redwork embroidery, or stitch it in your favorite color combination using basic surface embroidery stitches. The designs can be finished as ornaments or framed and make the perfect Valentine for a special friend.

Paisley Heart 2 - About Embroidery
Work this 3-piece set of free hand embroidery patterns for Valentine's Day. Each design features a different paisley motif that can be worked in redwork embroidery, or stitch it in your favorite color combination using basic surface embroidery stitches. The designs can be finished as ornaments or framed and make the perfect Valentine for a special friend.

Paisley Heart 3 - About Embroidery
Work this 3-piece set of free hand embroidery patterns for Valentine's Day. Each design features a different paisley motif that can be worked in redwork embroidery, or stitch it in your favorite color combination using basic surface embroidery stitches. The designs can be finished as ornaments or framed and make the perfect Valentine for a special friend.

Inchies - Part One - About Embroidery
Inchies are 1-inch square designs worked in a variety of surface embroidery stitches. Six different designs are featured in this free pattern set and can be hand embroidered using your favorite surface embroidery stitches. This set is perfect for spring stitching.

Pair of Embroidered Christmas Ornaments - Set 1 - About Embroidery
Hand embroider this duo of Christmas ornaments using basic surface embroidery stitches. This set features a round and an oval ornament.

The Oval Ornament - About Embroidery
Hand embroider this duo of Christmas ornaments using basic surface embroidery stitches. This set features a round and an oval ornament.

The Round Ornament - About Embroidery
Hand embroider this duo of Christmas ornaments using basic surface embroidery stitches. This set features a round and an oval ornament.

Pair of Embroidered Christmas Ornaments - Set 2 - About Embroidery
Hand embroidery this duo of Christmas ornaments using basic surface embroidery stitches. This set features a heart and bird ornament.

The Bird Shaped Ornament - About Embroidery
Hand embroidery this duo of Christmas ornaments using basic surface embroidery stitches. This set features a heart and bird ornament.

The Heart-Shaped Ornament - About Embroidery
Hand embroidery this duo of Christmas ornaments using basic surface embroidery stitches. This set features a heart and bird ornament.

Lovebirds Embroidery Pattern - About Embroidery
Stitch the Lovebirds pattern in two basic embroidery stitches: outline stitch and French knots. Worked in bluework, the design can also be easily changed to redwork by changing the color of the floss used in the project.

Lavender Hour Embroidered Napkin Pattern - About Embroidery
Embroider a set of napkin with a lavender motif. I've used variegated floss in this simple design, which uses just two basic embroidery stitches.

Lavender Sprig Napkins - About Embroidery
Embroider a set of napkin with a lavender motif in hand embroidery. I've used variegated floss in this simple design, which uses just two basic surface embroidery stitches.

Lovebirds in Bluework Embroidery Pattern - About Embroidery
Stitch the Lovebirds hand embroidery pattern in two basic surface embroidery stitches: outline stitch and French knots. Worked in bluework, this free pattern can also be easily changed to redwork by changing the color of the floss used in the project.

Lovebirds in Bluework - About Embroidery
Stitch the Lovebirds pattern in two basic embroidery stitches: outline stitch and French knots. Worked in bluework, the design can also be easily changed to redwork by changing the color of the floss used in the project.

K is for Kitten - About Embroidery
Use basic embroidery stitches to create a Redwork Alphabet using this free pattern series. Each letter in the allphabet fits a 5-inch square. This section includes the letters H thorugh N.

M is for Mountain Moon - About Embroidery
Use basic embroidery stitches to create a Redwork Alphabet using this free pattern series. Each letter in the allphabet fits a 5-inch square. This section includes the letters H thorugh N.

L is for Lemonade - About Embroidery
Use basic embroidery stitches to create a Redwork Alphabet using this free pattern series. Each letter in the allphabet fits a 5-inch square. This section includes the letters H thorugh N.

N is for Notes - About Embroidery
Use basic embroidery stitches to create a Redwork Alphabet using this free pattern series. Each letter in the allphabet fits a 5-inch square. This section includes the letters H thorugh N.

Additional Information - About Embroidery
Use basic embroidery stitches to create a Redwork Alphabet using this free pattern series. Each letter in the allphabet fits a 5-inch square. This section includes the letters H thorugh N.

I is for Island - About Embroidery
Use basic embroidery stitches to create a Redwork Alphabet using this free pattern series. Each letter in the allphabet fits a 5-inch square. This section includes the letters H thorugh N.

H is for House - About Embroidery
Use basic embroidery stitches to create a Redwork Alphabet using this free pattern series. Each letter in the allphabet fits a 5-inch square. This section includes the letters H thorugh N.

J is for Jam & Jelly - About Embroidery
Use basic embroidery stitches to create a Redwork Alphabet using this free pattern series. Each letter in the allphabet fits a 5-inch square. This section includes the letters H thorugh N.

Redwork Alphabet Series - Part 2 - About Embroidery
Use basic hand embroidery stitches to create a Redwork Alphabet using in surface embroidery with this free pattern series. Each letter in the alphabet fits a 5-inch square. This section includes the letters H thorugh N.

E is for Eggs - About Embroidery
Use basic embroidery stitches to create a Redwork Alphabet using this free pattern series. Each letter in the allphabet fits a 5-inch square. This section includes the General Directions and letters A thorugh G.

A is for Apple - About Embroidery
Use basic embroidery stitches to create a Redwork Alphabet using this free pattern series. Each letter in the allphabet fits a 5-inch square. This section includes the General Directions and letters A thorugh G.

C is for Cupcake - About Embroidery
Use basic embroidery stitches to create a Redwork Alphabet using this free pattern series. Each letter in the allphabet fits a 5-inch square. This section includes the General Directions and letters A thorugh G.

D is for Dog - About Embroidery
Use basic embroidery stitches to create a Redwork Alphabet using this free pattern series. Each letter in the allphabet fits a 5-inch square. This section includes the General Directions and letters A thorugh G.

F is for Flower - About Embroidery
Use basic embroidery stitches to create a Redwork Alphabet using this free pattern series. Each letter in the allphabet fits a 5-inch square. This section includes the General Directions and letters A thorugh G.

Additional Information - About Embroidery
Use basic embroidery stitches to create a Redwork Alphabet using this free pattern series. Each letter in the allphabet fits a 5-inch square. This section includes the General Directions and letters A thorugh G.

G is for Guitar - About Embroidery
Use basic embroidery stitches to create a Redwork Alphabet using this free pattern series. Each letter in the allphabet fits a 5-inch square. This section includes the General Directions and letters A thorugh G.

B is for Butterfly - About Embroidery
Use basic embroidery stitches to create a Redwork Alphabet using this free pattern series. Each letter in the allphabet fits a 5-inch square. This section includes the General Directions and letters A thorugh G.

Redwork Alphabet Series - Part 1 - About Embroidery
Use basic hand embroidery stitches to create a Redwork Alphabet using surface embroidery stitches with this free pattern series. Each letter in the allphabet fits a 5-inch square. This section includes the General Directions and letters A thorugh G.

Materials Needed - About Embroidery
Use basic embroidery stitches to create a Redwork Alphabet using this free pattern series. Each letter in the allphabet fits a 5-inch square. This section includes the General Directions and letters A thorugh G.

Prancing Deer Pattern - About Embroidery
This embroidery pattern featuring a prancing deer can be worked in nearly any technique! In this sample, I've worked the same deer in surface embroidery, crewel stitches, and basic pulled thread stitches.

Prancing Deer in Chain Stitch - About Embroidery
This embroidery pattern featuring a prancing deer can be worked in nearly any technique! In this sample, I've worked the same deer in surface embroidery, crewel stitches, and basic pulled thread stitches.

Surface Embroidered Deer - About Embroidery
This embroidery pattern featuring a prancing deer can be worked in nearly any technique! In this sample, I've worked the same deer in surface embroidery, crewel stitches, and basic pulled thread stitches.

Whitework Deer - About Embroidery
This embroidery pattern featuring a prancing deer can be worked in nearly any technique! In this sample, I've worked the same deer in surface embroidery, crewel stitches, and basic pulled thread stitches.

Materials Needed for the Pumpkin Square Project - About Embroidery
Celebrate the coming of Fall by stitching a plump Autumn Pumpkin with a square border using traditional embroidery stitches, worked in wool threads on a rustic linen background.

The Pumpkin Square Pattern - About Embroidery
Celebrate the coming of Fall by stitching a plump Autumn Pumpkin with a square border using traditional embroidery stitches, worked in wool threads on a rustic linen background.

Pumpkin Square Stitch Key - About Embroidery
Celebrate the coming of Fall by stitching a plump Autumn Pumpkin with a square border using traditional embroidery stitches, worked in wool threads on a rustic linen background.

Pumpkin Square Pattern - About Embroidery
Celebrate the coming of Fall by stitching a plump Autumn Pumpkin with a square border in hand embroidery techniques using traditional surface embroidery stitches. The free pattern is worked in wool threads on a rustic linen background.

Gingerbread Dreams Set 3 - Snowflake Wreath - About Embroidery
The Gingerbread Dreams pattern features delicate frosting-like patterns you can work on tan or light brown embroidery fabric, giving them the look of freshly baked goodies. Or, work the designs on a red or blue background for Holiday drama. Choose from four ornament patterns, two borders, a dramatic wreath and small spot motifs that you can use to adorn a variety of Holiday projects from linens and tree ornaments to stockings and tabletop accessories.

Stitch an Autumn Apple in Hand Embroidery - About Embroidery
Stitch an Autumn Apple using basic hand embroidery stitches. The pattern can be used to embellish kitchen towels and aprons, totes and other ready-made items, or use the pattern to make a pretty pin cushion for your workroom by stitching the design on wool felt.

Gingerbread Dreams - About Embroidery
The Gingerbread Dreams pattern features delicate frosting-like patterns you can work on tan or light brown embroidery fabric, giving them the look of freshly baked goodies. Or, work the designs on a red or blue background for Holiday drama. Choose from four ornament patterns, two borders, a dramatic wreath and small spot motifs that you can use to adorn a variety of Holiday projects from linens and tree ornaments to stockings and tabletop accessories.

Gingerbread Dreams Set 2 - Borders and Spot Motifs - About Embroidery
The Gingerbread Dreams pattern features delicate frosting-like patterns you can work on tan or light brown embroidery fabric, giving them the look of freshly baked goodies. Or, work the designs on a red or blue background for Holiday drama. Choose from four ornament patterns, two borders, a dramatic wreath and small spot motifs that you can use to adorn a variety of Holiday projects from linens and tree ornaments to stockings and tabletop accessories.

Crewel Bird Pattern - About Embroidery
Based on a piece of vintage needlework, you can work this Crewel Bird on a Branch pattern in traditional colors of wool, or your favorite embroidery floss. A full-size pattern and images of the original coverlet are provided.

Crewel Bird Detail - About Embroidery
Based on a piece of vintage needlework, you can work this Crewel Bird on a Branch pattern in traditional colors of wool, or your favorite embroidery floss. A full-size pattern and images of the original coverlet are provided.

Crewel Bird on a Branch - About Embroidery
Based on a piece of vintage needlework, you can work this Crewel Bird on a Branch pattern in traditional colors of wool, or your favorite embroidery floss. A full-size pattern and images of the original coverlet are provided.

Separating Strands of Embroidery Floss - About Embroidery
Many of the threads used in hand embroidery can be separated. Learn how to separate embroidery floss or other stranded threads without tangling.

Using a Needle Threader - About Embroidery
Using a wire threader makes threading the eye of an embroidery needle easy. This tutorial will show you just how simple it is to thread your embroidery floss or other needlework thread through your needle without using the lick 'em and stick 'em approach.

Pattern for the Laurel Wreath with Bird - About Embroidery
Laurel was once given to winners of the Olympic Games in ancient Greece, and still symbolize victory and triumph. Stitch this version of a Laurel Wreath with a pretty little bird in Redwork to honor the Summer Olympic games.

Laurel Wreath with Bird Redwork Pattern - About Embroidery
Laurel was once given to winners of the Olympic Games in ancient Greece, and still symbolize victory and triumph. Stitch this version of a Laurel Wreath with a pretty little bird in Redwork to honor the Summer Olympic games.

Materials for the Laurel Wreath with Bird Redwork Pattern - About Embroidery
Laurel was once given to winners of the Olympic Games in ancient Greece, and still symbolize victory and triumph. Stitch this version of a Laurel Wreath with a pretty little bird in Redwork to honor the Summer Olympic games.

Dolphins in the Sun - Medallion Pattern - About Embroidery
Stitch this free pattern featuring dolphins frolicking in the sun. Two versions are provided; one features a border and the other a medallion. Perfect for stitching on beach house accessories.

Dolphins in the Sun - Border Pattern - About Embroidery
Stitch this free pattern featuring dolphins frolicking in the sun. Two versions are provided; one features a border and the other a medallion. Perfect for stitching on beach house accessories.

Dolphins in the Sun - About Embroidery
Stitch this free pattern featuring dolphins frolicking in the sun. Two versions are provided; one features a border and the other a medallion. Perfect for stitching on beach house accessories.

Bridal and Wedding Patterns - About Embroidery
This set of five wedding and bridal embroidery patterns can be embroidered in your favorite surface embroidery stitches. Select from the bridal gown, groom's tuxedo, champagne toast with glasses on a heart, doves with a heart helping the couple tie the knot or a 3-tiered wedding cake.

Work the Pattern - About Embroidery
This pattern for a FREE Daisy Chain design is worked in cross stitch, and is a perfect summer project to bring a bit of the meadow indoors. It is worked using an assortment of variegated and over-dyed embroidery floss, and the different colors and tones in these flosses add depth and shading to an otherwise plain design. The solid black background adds drama.

Daisy Chain Cross Stitch Pattern - About Embroidery
This pattern for a FREE Daisy Chain design is worked in cross stitch, and is a perfect summer project to bring a bit of the meadow indoors. It is worked using an assortment of variegated and over-dyed embroidery floss, and the different colors and tones in these flosses add depth and shading to an otherwise plain design. The solid black background adds drama.

Egg Pattern 3 - About Embroidery
Stitch a set of four brightly-colored embroidered Easter eggs using this free hand embroidery pattern. The set is worked in basic surface embroidery stitches and can be finished as ornaments or embroidered onto a table runner or napkins.

USA - Pacific Coast - About Embroidery
Select this list to locate needlework and embroidery shops in states in the Pacific or West Coast of the United States. This list includes Washington, Oregon, California, as shown on the map, as well as Hawaii and Alaska.

Egg Pattern 1 - About Embroidery
Stitch a set of four brightly-colored embroidered Easter eggs using this free hand embroidery pattern. The set is worked in basic surface embroidery stitches and can be finished as ornaments or embroidered onto a table runner or napkins.

Egg Pattern 2 - About Embroidery
Stitch a set of four brightly-colored embroidered Easter eggs using this free hand embroidery pattern. The set is worked in basic surface embroidery stitches and can be finished as ornaments or embroidered onto a table runner or napkins.

Egg Pattern 4 - About Embroidery
Stitch a set of four brightly-colored embroidered Easter eggs using this free hand embroidery pattern. The set is worked in basic surface embroidery stitches and can be finished as ornaments or embroidered onto a table runner or napkins.

USA - Pacific Coast - About Embroidery
Select this list to locate needlework and embroidery shops in states in the Pacific or West Coast of the United States. This list includes Washington, Oregon, California, as shown on the map, as well as Hawaii and Alaska.

Embroidered Shamrocks Pattern - About Embroidery
Work this Shamrock hand embroidery pattern using a single color of variegated or overdyed embroidery thread using basic surface embroidery stitches. The pattern can be enlarged or reduced to fit any size of square frame. Accent the finished embroidery design using glass seed beads.

Working the Shamrock Pattern - About Embroidery
Work this Shamrock hand embroidery pattern using a single color of variegated or overdyed embroidery thread using basic surface embroidery stitches. The pattern can be enlarged or reduced to fit any size of square frame. Accent the finished embroidery design using glass seed beads.

Working the Dreidel Pattern - About Embroidery
Playing the dreidel game is a popular pastime during Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights. Hand embroider this free pattern in traditional blue and silver on white fabric, using basic surface embroidery stitches.

Easter Egg 4-Piece Embroidery Pattern Set - About Embroidery
Stitch a set of four brightly-colored embroidered Easter eggs using this free hand embroidery pattern. The set is worked in basic surface embroidery stitches and can be finished as ornaments or embroidered onto a table runner or napkins.

"Grow" Embroidery Pattern - About Embroidery
Sentiments are always popular hand embroidery patterns. This free surface embroidery pattern features the word

Dreidels for Hanukkah - About Embroidery
Playing the dreidel game is a popular pastime during Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights. Hand embroider this free pattern in traditional blue and silver on white fabric, using basic surface embroidery stitches.

Close the Opening and Add the Trim - About Embroidery
Learn to finish a small project as a basic ornament using this easy-to-follow tutorial.

Grow Embroidery Pattern - About Embroidery
Sentiments are always popular hand embroidery patterns. This free surface embroidery pattern features the word

Trim and Edge-Finish - About Embroidery
Learn to finish a small project as a basic ornament using this easy-to-follow tutorial.

Stitch the Front to the Backing - About Embroidery
Learn to finish a small project as a basic ornament using this easy-to-follow tutorial.

Turn the Ornament Right Side Out - About Embroidery
Learn to finish a small project as a basic ornament using this easy-to-follow tutorial.

How to Finish a Project as an Ornament - About Embroidery
Learn to finish a small project as a basic ornament using this easy-to-follow tutorial.

Embroidery and Needlework Shops - About Embroidery
Visiting your local needlework store, or LNS, is a great way to catch up on what's new in embroidery, get tips on technique, or purchase supplies. This list contains independent needlework and embroidery shops across the United States and around the world that are definitely worth a visit. If you don't see your favorite LNS on this list, let me know and the information will be added.

Mark the Fabric - About Embroidery
Work this free Christmas hand embroidery pattern in basic surface embroidery stitches including detached chain (similar to lazy daisy), satin stitch and a basic eyelet stitch or Algerian eye. The design was inspired by a piece of vintage jewelry and works up quickly.

Pattern for the Surface Embroidered Christmas Tree - About Embroidery
Work this free Christmas hand embroidery pattern in basic surface embroidery stitches including detached chain (similar to lazy daisy), satin stitch and a basic eyelet stitch or Algerian eye. The design was inspired by a piece of vintage jewelry and works up quickly.

Christmas Tree in Surface Embroidery - About Embroidery
Work this free Christmas hand embroidery pattern in basic surface embroidery stitches including detached chain (similar to lazy daisy), satin stitch and a basic eyelet stitch or Algerian eye. The design was inspired by a piece of vintage jewelry and works up quickly.

Materials for the Embroidered Christmas Tree - About Embroidery
Work this free Christmas hand embroidery pattern in basic surface embroidery stitches including detached chain (similar to lazy daisy), satin stitch and a basic eyelet stitch or Algerian eye. The design was inspired by a piece of vintage jewelry and works up quickly.

Needle Threader - About Embroidery
A needle threader is an indispensible embroidery tool that should be in every workbasket. They are available in different types and sizes to suit the type of yarn being used.

Biscornu - About Embroidery
Learn about biscornu pincushions

Beginner's Guide to Drawn Thread Embroidery by Patricia Bage - About Embroidery
Beginner's Guide to Drawn Thread Embroidery - Review of Beginner's Guide to Drawn Thread Embroidery by Patricia Bage

Plainweave Fabric - About Embroidery
Plainweave refers to any fabric used for embroidery that does not have an easily recogzinable weave, or has densely woven threads that are difficult to count.

Secure the Thread Bundles - About Embroidery
A self-fringe makes a pretty finish on evenweave embroidery fabric. It’s easy to make using a basic hem stitch commonly used in drawn thread embroidery.

Remove the Threads - About Embroidery
A self-fringe makes a pretty finish on evenweave embroidery fabric. It’s easy to make using a basic hem stitch commonly used in drawn thread embroidery.

Scroll Frame - About Embroidery
A scroll frame is handy for larger projects, as the excess fabric is rolled into the frame instead of sitting in your lap.

Determine the Desired Fringe Width - About Embroidery
A self-fringe makes a pretty finish on evenweave embroidery fabric. It’s easy to make using a basic hem stitch commonly used in drawn thread embroidery.

Work the Hem Stitch - About Embroidery
A self-fringe makes a pretty finish on evenweave embroidery fabric. It’s easy to make using a basic hem stitch commonly used in drawn thread embroidery.

The Embroiderer's Bookshelf - About Embroidery
Having your own reference library is inspiring. There's nothing like sitting in your favorite chair with a cup of tea, flipping through the pages of quality embroidery books as you search for that perfect pattern or stitch, for much-needed inspiration, or simply to enjoy the beauty and variety that embroidery has to offer. The list below features books from my own collection that I have reviewed for you, and recommend as additions to your own collection.

The Embroiderer's Bookshelf - About Embroidery
Having your own reference library is inspiring. There's nothing like sitting in your favorite chair with a cup of tea, flipping through the pages of quality embroidery books as you search for that perfect pattern or stitch, for much-needed inspiration, or simply to enjoy the beauty and variety that embroidery has to offer. The list below features books from my own collection that I have reviewed for you, and recommend as additions to your own collection.