Tutorial, Guides, Resources

Learn how-to and general reference books for embroidery.


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Encyclopedia of Embroidery Stitches Including Crewel

by Marion Nichols - Paperback - Published 1985 Affiliate Link to Amazon



Fresh & Fun Embroidery for Beginners by Aimee Ray - Paperback - Published 2007 Affiliate Link to Amazon


Mary Thomas's Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches

A comprehensive dictionary offering more than 400 stitches. by Mary Thomas - Paperback - Published 1998 Affiliate Link to Amazon


A Complete Guide to Creative Embroidery : Designs, Textures, Stitches

by Jan Beaney, Jean Littlejohn - Published 2003 Affiliate Link to Amazon


Elegant Stitches

An Illustrated Stitch Guide and Source Book of Inspiration by Judith Baker Montano - Spiral-bound - Published 2008 Affiliate Link to Amazon


Embroider Everything Workshop

The Beginner's Guide to Embroidery, Cross-Stitch, Needlepoint, Beadwork, Applique, and More by Diana Rupp - Spiral-bound - Published 2011



Embroidery is the ultimate stitch dictionary and the ideal guide to embroidery. The perfect reference guide to needlework. by DK - Paperback - Published 2015


Encyclopedia of Needlework

by Donna Kooler - Paperback - Published 2000 Affiliate Link to Amazon


Left Handed Stitchery

by Sally Cowan - Paperback - Published 1987 Affiliate Link to Amazon


Mastering Shadow Work Embroidery

Step-by-step - Beginner to Advanced. by Wendy Schoen - Paperback - Published 2012


New Anchor Book of Pulled Thread Embroidery Stitches

Pulled thread is a type of openwork embroidery where the threads of the fabric are pulled back tautly to make decorative holes. This book introduces 27 stitches that can be worked in this way. And designs. by Christine Wilkins - Paperback - Published 2005 Affiliate Link to Amazon

Pulled Thread Embroidery

by Moyra McNeill, Moyra McNeull - Paperback - Published 1994 Affiliate Link to Amazon


The Encyclopedia of Embroidery Techniques

A unique visual directory of all the major embroidery techniques. by Pauline Brown - Paperback - Published 2016

The Magic of Free-Machine Embroidery

by Doreen Curran - Paperback - Published 2003 Affiliate Link to Amazon


The Stitch Bible

A comprehensive guide to 225 embroidery stitches and techniques. by Kate Haxell - Paperback - Published 2012

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