Hand Embroidery Tutorials

When did embroidery begin cannot be really told though we can only assume that it has been around ever since man began to cloth himself. Every culture across the world had developed the art of needlework. There had also been an exchange of the art of embroidery between cultures and countries over the ages and every time, it evolved into something newer!

If we were to start learning the different embroideries of the world, it would take us more than a lifetime. The art with thread and needle has been an ongoing and evolving process. While many hand embroidery forms must already be extinct, many others have managed to pull through. Hand embroidery is now evolving with modern expressions. In short, hand embroidery has moved from being a mere necessity to being a form of art as well.

If you are absolutely new to the art of Hand Embroidery, then I recommend you to check the For Hand Embroidery Beginners section first.

This section will teach you different traditional embroideries. You will get information about its history along with a step-by-step tutorial. Which one would you like to explore today?



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  1. Neela chakrapani United States Google Chrome  Redmi 4 Build/N2G47H) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/66.0.3359.126 Mobile Safari/537.36 says:

    I am very happy to see your embroidery stitches. They are very easy to learn. I want to know the stitch you are used in your hand embroidery home page. That is in the box required for hand embroidery box. Will you please tell the stich name

  2. neelima India Safari  Android 4.0 says:

    Fantastic job Sarah……plz help me out with jali work of chikankari. I desperately want to learn iit😊

  3. priyanka Singapore Google Chrome Windows says:

    Hi sarah,

    i am very much interested in doing hand embroidery. But i know only few basic stitches.After seeing your site, i learned many stitches.You have done a great job.

  4. Ranjini India Google Chrome Windows says:

    Hi Sarah,

    I am very much interested to learn embroidery . I was looking for tutorial to learn hand embroidery. I do not have any basic idea of embroidery. So i wanted to check with you that do you take any weekend classes?

    • sarah India Google Chrome Windows says:

      Dear Ranjini,
      I am planning for embroidery classes and workshops. But, i might avoid most weekends.
      Anyway, if you could email me your inquiry, I might be able to respond with more details ans work on a time that is most comfortable for both of us.


      • Bhargavi India Safari iPad says:

        Hi, I’m interested in learning embroidery. I haven’t tried my hand with stitching. So,wanted to check with you if you could teach me. Let me know a comfortable time for you . Thanks, have a good day

  1. May 17, 2016

    […] Sarah’s hand embroidery tutorials are also a great resource, there is even a pictorial dictionary of stitches to help you figure out how to create a particular stitch or texture you want to make. […]

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