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.

    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

    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

    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 ….

    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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    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

    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!!!

    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. :)

    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

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    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. (:

    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

    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.

    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.

    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.

    padmajabsridhara said:

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

    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.

    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!

    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!

    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.

    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 !!!!!

    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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    Diane said:

    1. Sarah – you are truly amazing! Your website is phenomenal!

      I haven’t embroidered since I was in grammar school (which was many years ago). I thought it would be like riding a bike, something that would come back to me naturally. But it wasn’t! I was all thumbs trying to make my french knots and finally figured them out thanks to your wonderful tutorials. The pictures are great and your insturctions are clear and concise which made me want to try different stitches

      Thanks for all your hard work!
      Diane

    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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    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.

    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

    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!

    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

    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

    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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