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« on: December 20, 2008 04:07:28 PM »

Is there a photo gallery or something with pictures of stitches so that I can compare some stitching I'm unfamiliar with to it? I tried an image search online, but got mostly diagrams (and pictures of stitched up skin, which made me cringe in sympathy!). I've searched on this board, too. Maybe I'm just using the wrong search words or something, but I'd appreciate it if anyone knows of a source like this if you'd post it here - thanks! Cheesy

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« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2008 12:17:28 PM »

I found a book called The Embroidery Stitch Bible that was very useful.  I actually checked it out from my local library.

Also, Needlecrafter has a stitch dictionary and the magnifying glass to the left of some of the stitch names show pictures. Here: http://www.needlecrafter.com/Stitches/stitches.html?PHPSESSID=8c50c9b85c71063374dbe3c63d2fedc9

I hope that helps!


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also www.primrosedesign.blogspot.com has a great stitching school on the right hand side of her blog


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« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2008 03:22:44 PM »

There isn't one here but that is an awesome idea. Maybe check some of the tutorials we have.

« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2009 12:51:38 PM »

A fellow Craftster has a great website with wonderful video tutorials for several stitches here: http://www.needlenthread.com/2006/10/video-library-of-hand-embroidery.html

Needlecrafter has an extensive stitch dictionary online with descriptions and pictures:  http://www.needlecrafter.com/Stitches/stitches.html

And Pintangle.com had a stitch along of sorts last year and there are plans for another this year I believe.  The archives for most of the stitches used are still there I believe:  http://stitchinfingers.ning.com/group/TAST

I hope that helps!

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