I've just recently decided I want to learn embroidery. But I'm not sure where to start. I don't know anything expect that I need some thread, fabric, hoop and needle. Other than that, I'm completely in the dark. I've perused a few websites and books, but they don't explain how to get started. It's mostly tutorials on different stitches and/or then they jump right into patterns. It's like trying to read a book in a foreign language when you only know a few words.
I'm looking for something that explains everything. If anyone is familiar with the Stitch 'n Bitch books for knitting, something like that for embroidery would be really helpful. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!