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

    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

    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!

    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 !!!!!

    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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    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 😀

    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. (:

    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.

    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!

    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]

    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

    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! =]

    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

    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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    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.

    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.

    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. :)

    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.

    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!! :)

    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

    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!!!)

    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!

    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!!!

    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!

    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

    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.

    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

    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.

    Amanda said:

    1. Sarah,
      Thank you so much for creating this wonderful website! I am brand new to embroidery and am blessed to have found your many helpful tutorials. Thanks again,
      God Bless,
      Amanda

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