January 23, 2012

Embroidery Sites

It is January and I am looking around for projects to keep my hands busy (can't give you good reasons why I don't finish all that I have started first...perhaps because a new year makes me feel like new projects are needed!) I love embroidery and would like to do more of it so I have been searching the internet for inspiration. There are so many talented people out on the web! I thought I would share a bit of what I found

 Mary Corbet's Needle 'n Thread - Tips, Tricks & Great Resources for Hand Embroidery
    This website is amazing! Mary has provided over 50 video tutorials, free patterns, tips and techniques and gobs more. I am hoping to work through her Hand Embroidery Tutorial:

Hand Embroidery Lettering and Text Tutorials on www.needlenthread.com

 feeling stitchy
Feeling Stitchy is a great group of embroiderers and crafters. And they blog about all sorts of things. A fun thing that they do is provide a monthly stitch-a-long. I plan to join them on one of these soon!


Wild Olive is a blog run by Mollie. I only just discovered her but oh-how-cute! are her creations. This is a simple but darling recent project:

hand warmer

HomeThe tag line for Sublime Stitching is "This ain't your gramma's embroidery". Oh so true! Very contemporary and some of it isn't my cup of tea....but....there are a lot of really great patterns that I would love to try...like

Aren't these lovely?!

5. Don't forget Etsy.com. MY OH MY....the cutest patterns! Type "hand embroidery" into the search box, and don't forget your hanky in case you start to drool a little.
Sweet Dreams - Hand Embroidery PDF Pattern        Sweet Apple tree (bunny with the golden apple) Hand Embroidery PDF Pattern
Like this from Bumpkin           Or this from FollowtheWhiteBunny

6.  Just one more......
Take a peek some great groups on Flickr.com.
The Embroidery Group - There are over 7,000 members uploading photos of their beautiful embroidery.
Hoop Love Vintage Transfers - thousands of scans of vintage embroidery patterns
Vintage Embroidery Patterns - another group of vintage patterns


  1. Ooooh, those are lovely! I really like that sampler. And January is the perfect time to start new projects, no matter how many old ones you still have. :-P

  2. Ahaha, the little hedgehog one is super cute. I haven't done any embroidery in a while...speaking of unfinished projects. :) I have a lovely sampler that I still need to finish. Maybe having a new house to decorate will inspire me. :)