Nithya said:

    1. Hi Sarah… I m learning al your stiches quickly.. its quite easy also… Do you have any books with the same?
      If so please let me know where will that be available… I need it writtn by u only. Thanks!

    Leslie Molen said:

    1. Dear Sarah,
      What a beautiful site you have and so very informative! I have been embroidering since I was 7 years old and feel inspired to hand-stitch something!
      Thank you for sharing and inspiring others to be creative- it is my life mission to spread art through the world and I see that you are doing just that!! :)

    Mrs. Jinnah said:

    1. Dear Sarah,
      I have one son and two daughters and I live in Negombo.
      I have found your tutorials extremely useful and am really grateful to you. They are clear and easy to understand.
      My daughter, Shazeenah, and I have learnt and successfully stitched many of the stitches.
      I hope and am wishing you success in expanding your knowledge on embroidery.
      Congratulations on ur lovely son.
      Im thanking u again.

    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

    joana said:

    1. uau! What a nice blog! :-)
      I’m glad that i find your blog, because it´s very organized and interesting. I didn’t knew this stitch exists, so i’ll try it for sure

      I think you’ll like to take a look on my work, because there’s a lot of portuguese and traditional embroidery stuff.

    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!

    padmajabsridhara said:

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

    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

    MaryAnne said:

    1. Hi Sarah,
      I started doing embroidery about 50 years ago but had put it aside for the last 20. I just picked it back up and your site is exactly what I needed to get me excited about the craft. You have an incredible amount of information and the Basic Stitch Family is exactly what I needed. I also love all the pieces that are illustrated on your site. Thank you for sharing your knowledge in such a generous way.

    Lilly Horton said:

    1. I really love your embroidery site. It has been extremely helpful. I would like to know if you have a book to purchase? My Grandmother taught me most of these stitches when I was a young girl and I would like to pass this on to my Grandchildren. I could print these out but would prefer to have you receive the benefits of your knowledge, time and efforts. Thank you so much. Lilly

    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

    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 !!

    Salem said:

    1. I’m so glad you put this site up! I have been wanting to learn embroidery beyond just the back stitch (the only one I know how to do right now) yet avoiding it because it seemed so daunting at first. Your site inspires me to learn because so many of the stitches are so pretty and I can think of thousands of applications for them!

      This is my first official bit of embroidery with a card, a gift for my other half for the coming holiday. More planned soon!

      [img]http://www.embroidery.rocksea.org/images/embroidery/uploads/WIP3.JPG[/img]

    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!!!)

    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. :)

    Neelima said:

    1. Hello Sarah

      I have no words to describe your effort to preserve the art of stitching. We live in Albany NY and organizing summer stitching classes to second generation American Indian kids and with your permission I would like to use your material as my syllabus and any thoughts to teach kids 9 and above is really appreciated. If you are interested we can correspond through mail.

      Thanks a ton
      Neelima.

    edileine santos de almeida said:

    1. OLA PASSEI PARA DEIXAR UM RECADINHO PARA VOCE, MORO NO RIO DE JANEIRO , BRASIL, E QUERO MUITO TE AGRADEÇER POR SER TAO GENEROSA COM TODOS,COMPARTILHANDO SEUS TUTORIAIS, QUE DEUS TE ABENÇOE MUITO, BJUS NO SEU CORAÇAO

      Edileine Almeida

    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

    SANDRA said:

    Indian Homemaker said:

    1. I learnt crochet and cross stitch and then some more embroidery from books, by looking at pictures like this!! Now reading this post makes me want to embroider again after years!!!

    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.

    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.

    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!

    Aimee said:

    1. Do you have any plans to make this into a book? I printed out a bunch of pages as reference so I can work on some embroidery during a 6 hr road trip but I was thinking how much easier it’d be if I had a book full of these! Your pictures and instructions are very clear and wonderful and I’d happily purchase a book of them as is.

    Marvin Herren said:

    1. Hello,
      I am a 51 year old bus mechanic in Ft. Lauderdale who broke my arm in a motorcycle accident. Your web site has helped me understand and improve my embroidering skills. Still learning. Thank you for the free help. My mind feels much better, due to the free therapy. Friends thank you for the beautiful work I’m doing.
      Keep up the good work.
      Regards, Marvin.

    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]

    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

    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

    Roseanna said:

    1. Dear Sarah,

      I love your website. I have just started a quilting project that includes hand embroidery. Your tutorials are great….just like having a teacher in the room with me. I am left-handed so I appreciate seeing the stitches so clearly.
      Thank you, Teacher. Roseanna

    Dianne said:

    1. Thank you SO MUCH for having a picture dictionary of your stitches along with their directions. I have searched for years to find a strange looking stitch that my gr.grandmother used on potholders and “crazy quilts”. Needing to repair a few older pcs. I was lost in how to make these unusual stitches. Thanks to you, I could just look and see what matched!! How wonderful and what a relief!! Now these heirlooms can continue on to other family members with all the stitches in tact.
      I used to embroider as a teenager – doodling on my jeans with all sorts of crazy designs. Looking over all this beautiful work makes me want to take it up again. I’d have to get rid of several trunks full of yarn before hubby would allow me to take up yet another craft, but I could [...]

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