The main goal of the Hand Embroidery Dictionary, and of my work, is to teach and pass on this wonderful needle-craft, of free-form embroidery. In this book you will find 500+ stitches, grouped into 16 categories. 505 stitches to be exact, not counting the variations upon variations, tips, and suggestions!
Some of the stitches you will find familiar, and some will be new to you, as many of the stitches I created myself. The stitches include individual, continuous, compound, composite, hybrid, grouped and plaited. Also shown are seed and filler stitches, netted stitches, laced stitches, and overlaid stitches.
To help you become familiar with the stitches, I have compiled the individual stitch family first, followed by the continuous stitch family that uses the same or similar form. For this purpose, I decided to create three additional individual stitch families, the barb, fleet, and capped stitches.
Straight Stitches: 23 stitches
Outline Stitches: 36 stitches
Knotted, Woven and Whipped Stitches: 28 stitches
Lazy Daisy Stitches: 36 stitches
Chain Stitches: 34 stitches
Barb Stitches: 30 stitches
Blanket and Buttonhole Stitches: 52 stitches
Fly Stitches: 42 stitches
Feather Stitches: 50 stitches
Fleet Stitches: 22 stitches
Cretan Stitches: 30 stitches
Cross Stitches: 37 stitches
Herringbone Stitches: 31 stitches
Capped Stitches: 19 stitches
Chevron Stitches: 24 stitches
Embellishment Stitches: 11 stitches
For a chance to win a free copy of the eBook of the Hand Embroidery Dictionary, please leave a comment below. You can tell me what your favorite stitch is, or how long you have been embroidering, or even why you would like to win the eBook.
Official Rules: Giveaway will close on midnight September 26, 2021, PST. Winner of the eBook prize will be notified by email within one week of the giveaway closing.
Tour Dates September 20-24, 2021
Here are the previous post entries, each participant gave their own take on the book.