Judi said:

    1. Hi Sarah
      I was told about The Napkin Project in UK, a project embroidering napkins to send to a residential home for people with types of dementia, as the residents often enjoy handling or plucking at the fabric napkins or even using them for other purposes, and this is said to be of benefit to those folk.
      I wanted to be a part of this, but have only ever done child’s embroidery or counted cross-stitch as an adult so didn’t really think I could.
      However, after discovering your tutorials, I have found this an absolutely fantastic resource that has enabled me to start to embroider a napkin to be included in the finished project.
      Thank you so much.

    Joe said:

    1. Dear Sarah,

      I found your site very helpful that I can learn again about hand embroidery. I started learning hand embroidery when I was in elementary and falling deeply in love with the needle work right away. But left it for a long time and starting to come back on doing what I love, so your site really help me to refresh my memory, because I need it to teach a group of non-working moms with HIV who need more income for their family.
      Thank you so much for helping the needy moms.

      JOE

    Mollie Strawbrick said:

    1. thank you so much for making this website, this is where i got my passion for embroidery, im only 11 and i’ve learnt nearly all these stitches… on my work i have got the running, whip, back, cross, chain, blanket, satin, fishbone, whipped fly, pearl, woven circle, woven spider wheel, holbien and weaving stitches. and also the bullion, french and pistil knot! THANK YOU :D

    janaki.C said:

    1. Dear Sarah,You have done a wonderful job ,I really appreciate your patience and ability.Please let me know if you have it in book form ,if so the name of the book.the language is simple and understandable and the pictures just right please find time to reply I am eighty still embroider and knit

      janaki

    SANDRA said:

    Diane said:

    1. Sarah – you are truly amazing! Your website is phenomenal!

      I haven’t embroidered since I was in grammar school (which was many years ago). I thought it would be like riding a bike, something that would come back to me naturally. But it wasn’t! I was all thumbs trying to make my french knots and finally figured them out thanks to your wonderful tutorials. The pictures are great and your insturctions are clear and concise which made me want to try different stitches

      Thanks for all your hard work!
      Diane

    Betty Morgan said:

    1. You ROCK! Thank you so much for all the information on your site. I want to teach my grand daughters how to stitch and you’ve covered all the basics and more. Thank YOU very much!

    Kim said:

    1. Miss Sarah,

      Your blog is by far the most comprehensive embroidery site I have seen. I just love everything in it. I’m still starting and I really appreciate all the information you share on this blog. :)
      Keep up the good work! :3

    JessySihk said:

    1. You are amazing! =D I just picked up embroidery like a few hours ago on a whim because i had some floss lying around from previous weaving projects, and I LOVE IT! Your tutorials are extremely helpful and informative! You made embroidery very easy for me to learn in just a few minutes with your descriptive photos and everything, i thought i would not get into it if i could not find a way to learn it easy and effortless, but you really made it easy and fun! You are very appreciated! =]

    MarlinCherian said:

    1. Hi Juby…. KUDOS!!! excellent work.. i have missed so much in these months… you have added so many wonderful lessons…
      I remembered you again after my recent stint with a hand-embroidery group here… a small course and an effort to support women employment… but I am the most benefited person today as I am back to my stitching phase… this is also boosting me to rethink about my dream of opening up a boutique in India… :)
      Attaching a few of my recent works, not very clear as it was clicked from my phone… will upload better pics soon…

      [img]http://www.embroidery.rocksea.org/images/embroidery/uploads/1.JPG[/img]
      [img]http://www.embroidery.rocksea.org/images/embroidery/uploads/2.JPG[/img]
      [img]http://www.embroidery.rocksea.org/images/embroidery/uploads/3.JPG[/img]

    kanthi said:

    1. sarah

      i am near to 40, and never tried stitches but now for my kid hardly 3 years i wend for shopping n i was shocked to see the rates on embriodery dress then i thought of doing it on my own that is how i saw yours i am really happy n cannot express urs is the best method and easy to even a stupid women like me. thank you thaaaaaaaaaaaank uuuuuuu.

    Teresa said:

    1. For years I have gone to my local craft shop and gotten embroidery thread. Not for making lovely pieces of art, but for making friendship bracelets. Yes, the kind you made at camp when you were ten. I got very good at it. I could create letters and shapes out of the thin threads. Some of the work could be very detailed and labor intensive.

      Now that I am 25, I have outgrown my bracelet days but still crave the hours of locked-in-concentration that it takes to create such things. That’s when I stumbled upon my mother embroidering a bib for my new baby cousin. I had always thought that embroidery was sort of for old ladies, but the design she was working on was cute and modern. I got very excited when I saw it. She commented that I would like embroidery very much because of the time, detail and [...]

      More

    Catherine said:

    1. I am fascinated by your website, your knowledge, and your excellent instructions! I’m beginning hand embroidery and am so thrilled that this resource is available. Thank you for making it so and for creating and sharing.

      Happy Sewing!

    Rienda said:

    1. Dear Sarah,
      I am 62 years old and waiting on the birth of my first great grandchild. I am so very excited and find myself wanting to “make stuff”. I started trying to embroidery and it was okay, but I didn’t know any but the simpliest stitches. I found your site online and now I spend hours at a time practicing the different stitches. Your detailed instructions and pictures are a God-send and I truly appreciate what you are doing for others. Perhaps one day I will be good enough to be in one of your books also.

      God bless and keep you.
      Rienda

      P.S. Can you tell me what stitches to use doing a baby’s face? Or any face/body outline. Thank you.

    Sasirekha said:

    1. Dear Sarah mam,

      Your tutorial is awesome. Eventhough I know some of the basic stitches earlier, seeing your website, I was so impressed on your tutorial, and started doing work in my Twin Daughters dresses. They appreciate me in spending time for the handwork even I am an office goer. Even they are doing their 3 rd standard schooling, becoz of my interest, they have started doing embroidery work, so I gave 2 sets of embroidery kit for them. They are very interested and they wanted to embroidery for their dresses and wants to get appreciation from everybody..
      ITS ALL BECOZ OF YOU SARAH MAM. THANK U MAM !!!!!

    Norma Ottman said:

    1. Dear Sarah: I just ran across your tutorials and am excited. I learned embroidery as a young child and hadn’t touched it since highschool. I’m 77 and was looking for something to do in the evening while watching TV with a llittle dog on my lap. My mother taught me (from memory) most of the older style stiches but didn’t know they had names. Thank you so very much for sharing your talent. Norma

    Shilpi said:

    1. I can not tell you how happy and excited i am to find your site. I am sure this will help me in in learning stiches and embroidery very well. I have always been interested but cud never find a gud source untill today.. Thanks a lot. :)

    Shahin Shinde said:

    1. Hi Sarah !

      This is the first time I came across your website. I can’t believe on my eyes ! I never knew there is soooo much to do in hand embroidery. I wish to have my own institute, wherein I can teach my students the best hand embroidery lessons. And your site is definitely very very useful. THANKS A LOT FOR SUCH A WONDERFUL SITE !! GOD BLESS YOU and your FAMILY !!

    Sarah said:

    1. Hi Sarah,

      I’m so glad to have found a like minded ‘Sarah’ who embroiders too! I just came across your site when I was searching for Malayali surnames and then I saw your embroidery tutorials…
      I used to embroider in childhood and then stopped for a few years – I want to start again so I am sure your site will help me with that.
      You have a great site and I will be coming back for more…
      Have a great day!

    Tess said:

    1. Dear Sarah,
      I’ve been working on a large sampler (my first) as a gift to a dear friend, and, as a semi-beginner to needlework, have been relying heavily on your amazing website both for the stitches I’m using & planning to use, as well as for a reference of all the stitches that I never knew existed before coming here to Rocksea. I’ve been looking for a filling stitch to cover a large area in a more creative way than any of the satin stitch family, and happened to stumble upon your herringbone ladder filling stitch, which is exactly what I’ve been looking to find!
      Thank you so much for this fabulous resource that you’ve put your own time, effort and knowledge into creating so skillfully and making openly available to everyone interested in needlework. It is quite a gift.
      Have a great day,
      ~Tess

    Basdai Premchandsingh said:

    1. I discovered Sarah’s hand embroidery tutorial only last evening. I am 71 and gave up hand sewing many many years ago because of ‘carpal tunnel’ in my right hand. Now, after surgery a few months ago, I find that I can use a needle proficiently once more. This website is a ‘God sent’. Thank you. I am going to enjoy the days ahead

    padmajabsridhara said:

    1. Sarah you are great . I am starting a new hobby at 50 years. Your instructions are clear and motivating.

    Rachna Singh said:

    1. Dear Sarah

      Its my pleasure to find your web page, I am an Assistant professor at Indian Institute of crafts & Design, Jaipur. We are working on “Design Bank”, of Indian needle craft, your website been quite helpful for us to find information about Kashmir embroidery, I am very curious to know that if you have information of other states like Gujarat & Rajasthan, do let know the possibility.

      Regards
      Rachna

    Sarah Stone said:

    1. Hi Sarah,

      I’ve just found your site through Pinterest – I’m in heaven!

      I’ve longed to learn how to ‘stitch’ properly for years.

      I run my own sewing business and wanted to be able to embroider monograms etc on to people’s garment etc but have never quite found the inspiration for it – well I know what I’m going to be doing tonight, trying out some of these lovely tutorials – your site is awesome, thank you so much for taking the time to make it all :)

      Could I have your email address too so that I can chat some more to you?

      Many thanks
      Sarah

    Vanessa Donaldson said:

    1. one of the best embroidery site ever. (sorry i couldnt be there for your workshop :( ) thanks to this stitch i have found the right pattern for my embroidery which i have given to my mother as a birthday present, i think that every stitch looks beautiful but some people just think that sewing is a waste of time, at school everyone is not starting to do some sewing and i have now told everyone that i know about this website, – hopefully you will someday have billions on this website. THANK YOU for making this website, everything is explained clearly and the pictures are wonderful. once again THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!! (U THE BEST!!!)

    Maria Deckert said:

    1. I love you. I’ve recently fallen off the wagon and rekindled my embroidery addiction. This is a wonderful site that has a lot more stitches than my books. Look out family, mommy’s not going to get much housework done for awhile!

    dheebika said:

    1. I love you very much.I am in pondy studying in X std.We had got an assignment to do embroidery. I don’t know anything.Then I found YOU.It was very easy to learn. THANK YOU SO MUCH To help me. I LOVE U.

    harini said:

    1. Hi sarah ,

      You have done a very good job :), actually i was wondering wat to do , coz i just got married and was with my hubby outside India … ,I always wanted to learn embriodery .. but here i dine know where and it was far from my place … was going through the website,,, found very useful …. learning all the stitches .. very informative … i would like to thank you with my soul and heart … thank god i am not wasting my time .. i am making it useful ….

    Sandra said:

    1. You’re right AJ, who cares about the name of the stitch, all I care about is the result on my embroidery. I’ve been doing this calling it “seed stitch”, but I now see they do look more like rice grains than seeds.

      And thank you Sarah for the wonderful tutorials, I’ve bookmarked you page a long time ago, I like the clarity of your explanations on the tutorials and how you’ve organized the stitches by family. This week I’ve given the link to my class mates at the sewing course, most of them don’t speak English but the pictures are easy to understand, thanks also on their behalf!!!

    Maria Jose said:

    1. Hi Sarah

      How are you??

      I started learning embroidery recently, thats when my cousin Ammu recommended this site to me.

      You’ve a very beautiful place here and its very helpful for beginners like me. Btw, I did this pattern on a saree and presented to my amma. She liked it very much. Thanks a lot for sharing your knowledge and explaining it in great detail. You are doing a great job!!

      Cheers
      Maria

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