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

    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.

    María Tenorio said:

    1. I’ve been using the oyster stitch for my mixed media dolls. Thanks for your tutorials, i’m learning new stitches for my works.
      María

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Rebecca said:

    1. Several months ago I spent hours online searching for free embroidery instructions that were easy to understand for a beginner. I wasn’t really sure if embroidery was for me and didn’t want to invest money (which is very scarce at the moment) in a hobby that I didn’t enjoy. I didn’t have much luck and ultimately gave up the idea of embroidery.
      By chance I stumbled upon your site while cruising Pinterest and I have to say I was amazed. A site that offers clear and understandable instructions on various stitches , with a step by step guide using photos to illustrate each step and it FREE?
      You have renewed my interest and am even now working on one of your stitches and able to show it off proudly to others (they always came out a tangled mess before).
      Thank you so much for this site and for all the hard work [...]

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    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 !!!!!

    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

    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. :)

    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

    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!

    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!

    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:

    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

    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!

    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!

    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.

    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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    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.

    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!!!

    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.

    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!!!

    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]

    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!!!)

    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

    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!

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