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

    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!

    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!

    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

    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

    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 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

    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

    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!!!

    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.

    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.

    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!

    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.

    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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    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! =]

    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!!!

    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!! :)

    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.

    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 !!!!!

    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. :)

    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.

    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

    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

    padmajabsridhara said:

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

    Ang said:

    1. Your tutorials are so easy to understand! My friends and I love to get together to do crafts and I think we’ll have to have an embroidery day with your tutorial as our guide! Thank you so much for sharing! I am currently working on embroidering a skirt and will try to upload a picture when I’m done.

    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]

    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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    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!

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