These embroidery stitches are the basis for different styles of embroidery. They are generally not used in counted thread embroidery, but surface embroidery.
Each of these basic stitches has many variations, so be sure to check each page for more information.
Straight stitch is probably one of the easiest embroidery stitches ever. But don’t overlook it as a beautiful option.
Running stitch a common utility stitch in sewing and quilting. But it is also a great decorative embroidery stitch.
Backstitch is one of the most popular stitches. It works to support other stitches, but can also stand alone in a project.
Chain stitch adds nice texture to embroidery pieces.
Knots can really dress up embroidery projects. The most popular is the French knot, but there are others to learn as well.
Not just for applique! Blanket stitch can stand as a decorative stitch on its own.
This stitch is just fun. It’s quick and easy to do and adds a lot of interest to projects.
Couching is a great way to use fibres that are too large or fragile for traditional embroidery stitches.
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