THIS POST IS KINDA LONG, SO PLEASE BARE WITH ME! :)
The below links and pictures are not mine. I found them while searching for tutorials for Beginner Hand Embroidery. I found them to be very helpful so wanted to pass the resources along to those new to Hand Embroidery or those that want to try it. I never thought I would like it, but actually I enjoy it. I have found Hand Embroidery to be soothing, relaxing, stress free and I can take it with me anywhere in a small pouch. I can do it in the car, on the plane, etc. NO PLUGIN OUTLET NEEDED, UNLIKE WITH A SEWING MACHINE!
My husband likes to go to this Middle Eastern Cafe that has a huge outdoor seating area with 2 waterfalls. He says it reminds him of home (Cairo, Egypt). Well, he enjoys it so much that he goes there for a few hours at a time. Sometimes I go with him but get bored with my internet stuff so Hand Embroidery would be perfect for me to do while he is doing his internet stuff. We do talk and eat but mostly it's quiet time with each of us on our electronics. He catches up on Facebook and World News, etc while I do blogging, look at sewing projects and fabric shoppes. The soothing sounds of the 2 waterfalls while doing hand embroidery projects I think will be awesome and truly enjoyable, not to mention passing the time constructively.
CLICK THE IMAGES TO SEE THE VIDEOS OR GO DIRECTLY TO THE WEBSITES
I FIRST FOUND THIS YOUTUBE VIDEO TITLED
"5 MOST COMMON HAND EMBROIDERY STITCHES":
THEN I REALIZED THIS WONDERFUL LADY HAD A COUPLE OF MORE HELPFUL VIDEOS AND A BLOG/WEBSITE! HER NAME IS JENNY HART AND HER WEBSITE IS SUBLIME STITCHING. HERE IS HER TUTORIAL PAGE, SHE ALSO HAS PATTERNS, ETC ON HER WEBSITE.
"3 WAYS TO TRANSFER EMBROIDERY PATTERNS"
BLOG DEDICATED TO HAND EMBROIDERY "MATERIALISTIC":
BLOG DEDICATED TO HAND EMBROIDERY TUTORIALS "SARAH'S HAND EMBROIDERY TUTORIALS". SARAH HAS VERY CLEAR & EASY TO UNDERSTAND TUTORIALS FOR 100'S OF STITCHES.
BLOG DEDICATED TO HAND EMBROIDERY
BLOG MOSTLY DEDICATED TO HAND EMBROIDERY "WILD OLIVE":
BLOG & YOUTUBE CHANNEL DEDICATED TO HAND EMBROIDERY "NEEDLE N THREAD" BY MARY CORBERT - GOOD STITCH TUTORIALS
HOW TO STORE YOUR EMBROIDERY FLOSSES:
By default, many people who do crafts with Embroidery Floss use Plastic Floss Bobbins/Floss Cards. You can get a pack of I think 10 for 99 cents at Wal-Mart. Other craft stores have them too. Here is how Sedef of Down Grapevine Lane Blog labels hers so she knows what matching colors to get when she runs out. Plastic Bobbins are very durable but you can't write the color number on them very well.
FOR THOSE THAT WANT BOBBINS WITH SOME PIZAZZ -
FREE PRINTABLE THREAD BOBBINS BY WILD OLIVE BLOG: YOU CAN WRITE THE COLOR NUMBERS ON THE CARDS
FREE PRINTABLE FLOSS BOBBIN THREAD ORGANIZER BY WILD OLIVE BLOG - GREAT FOR KEEPING TRACK OF COLORS ON PROJECTS
FREE EMBROIDERY PATTERN -
PAID EMBROIDERY PATTERN WEBSITE (there are lots of them on the internet, but wanted to give you one to start with):
PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF THIS EMAIL HAS BEEN OF HELP. I HOPE IT HAS! NOW GO GRAB YOU SOME FLOSS AND START STITCHING!