Great online resources

Sharon B’s Stitch Dictionary

Pumora Embroidery


The Embroiderer’s Handbook by Margie Bauer

Creative Stitches for Contemporary Embroidery by Sharon Boggon

Materials & Tools

Frixion Pens These erase with heat.

Sulky Sticky Fabri-Solvy from Amazon or from

Size 8 Perle Cotton Thread by Wonderfil: or

• We loved the Hummingbird color in class (purple green variegated) and Gossip Girl (pink, orange, lime variegated).

Metallic Threads by Kreinik. I like the #4 Very Fine Braid, which is similar to perle cotton. They do sell directly to the public but it’s much easier to get it from an Etsy seller or local shop. I order from this shop and they are always very nice and speedy to ship:RoseCottageCrafts3

My favorite place to get wool/rayon felt is

Here’s the link to get Monk’s Cloth to try stitching on.

Here is the DMC threads chart on Amazon.

Benzie Design Felt Swatch Chart

Making a 60 degree angle template


Artist Salley Mavor:

Tutorial for shisha with cretan stitch

Awesome ornament patterns from

Variations on different shapes with Crow’s Foot Stitch

YouTube Channel with lots of snowflake tutorials (including up & down feathered buttonhole.)

Snowflakes made with Tulip Stitch and Pistil Stitch