This page is a virtual handout for my hand embroidery classes. Below you can see a gallery of samples of the stitches we have done in class and at the very bottom of the page are resources for tools, materials and inspiration (websites and videos) that Becka and other students have shared.
Great online resources
Sharon B’s Stitch Dictionary
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 Sulky.com
Size 8 Perle Cotton Thread by Wonderfil: Suespargo.com or TwinCitiesQuilting.com
• 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 BenzieDesigns.etsy.com
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
Becka’s Favorite Needles: Osborne Chenille Sharp No 562 Length 24
Beautiful wooden needle cases: Sistermaide.etsy.com
Artist Salley Mavor: weefolkstudio.com
Tutorial for shisha with cretan stitch
Awesome ornament patterns from mmmCrafts.etsy.com
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
Embroidered Eggs from Betz White
Felt Eggs at Benzie Designs
Sweater and Turtle Sampler Patterns