mcsister said:

    1. Dear Sarah, thank you for your wonderful tutorials! I am working on sewn illustrations for a children’s book, and have turned to your work to inspire me. I am not a stickler for terminology — am just thankful for the how-to tips here!

    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

    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!!!)

    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

    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 [...]

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    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.

    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]

    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!

    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!

    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.

    Elizabeth said:

    1. Hello! I would like to include a link to your website for this tutorial and wanted to ask your permission before I did that. I’m a knitwear designer and have recently created a pattern that uses this stitch in finishing. You do very beautiful work and I feel this page would be helpful to my customers. Please let me know.

      Thanks!

    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.

    朱慧星(Winnie) said:

    1. hello,Sarah,i am a college student of China,i find this website by chance, pictures with explanation is very careful, and your embroidery works are really amazing. And Chinese embroidery is also very extensive and profound like Suzhou embroidery , Chinese knot and the Art of weaving. My mother is a woker to make Woven clothes, so i started to learn it when i was a little girl. I am interested in embroidery and the art of weaving. and i sometimes do some small toys or some simple embroidery. That really makes my life much colorful. By the way, i am very happy to find ths website, and hope you can create more beautiful arts.
      [img]http://www.embroidery.rocksea.org/images/embroidery/uploads/2009530141710547.jpg[/img]

    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.

    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!

    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.

    Margie said:

    1. I wanted to say thank you so much for having these tutorials up! I’m doing textiles at school and this has been a big help for my year 12 project as I’m doing a lot of hand embroidery on it. The tutorials are so easy to follow step by step and it’s really easy to know whether I’ve gotten the stitch correct or not with the pictures. (:

    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

    Mia said:

    1. Hej! Thank you for all your detailed lovely photos! I found you trew Pinterest.com. I just bought a pretty litle blouse for a friends newborn baby and now I will make an embrodery on it with this terriffic help. Thanks!

      Spring greetings from a sunny Stockholm, Sweden.
      Mia

    edibleglamour said:

    1. Hi Sarah

      i must sincerely commend yo for doing such a good job with this blog, I went through each and every stitch, although I myself don’t do much sewing now, used to when my girls were younger. used to make handbags, purses and baby bags, now got on to cakes and fruit carvings, i do sew my own clothes and add on embellishments to them. that’s how I stumbled into your blog, while searching for Zardozi tutorials, i once got a book from mahila arts with zardozi designs, and treasure it. all the best Sarah! you are such an asset to people out there who want to learn these stuff. keep up the good work!

      God Bless!

    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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    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!

    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

    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.

    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

    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 !!!!!

    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.

    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!! :)

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    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

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