When I posted a poll awhile back asking what techniques people wanted to learn the most, Embroidery came in second place. I explained to you that I would wait to see what the other blogs are doing before I teach you more about embroidery. Then I got to thinking...I am wanting my blog to 'morph' into a great resource for learning. There is no need to re-invent the wheel. I just need to point you to the spokes to help you along your way! So, at least for now, I will be 'resourcing' embroidery for you.
When Helen came out with her Stitched Sunday Post this last week I was VERY impressed. This is EXACTLY what I envisioned when I considered teaching embroidery via my blog. She took the time to teach the stitches in great detail. If you follow along and do her suggestions, then you will have a completed Stitch book when you are done. (Also what I was thinking...but, hey, she did all the work for me, right?!)
Straight Stitch and Running Stitch are the perfect stitches to start with. You can find Helen's instructions on these stitches RIGHT HERE.
If you are more of a video type person, Here is a video of the Running Stitch.
I couldn't find a video of the straight stitch, but it is so easy I am sure that is why!!
There are other posts about Embroidery up top under the Embroidery Tips button. I have discussed stabilizers, floss, and other things in the past, so have a look around and let me know if you have any questions.