Looking for good online stitch dictionaries? There are plenty of them out there, though when I first wrote this post (in 2006), there weren’t a whole lot.
Needle ‘n Thread Embroidery Stitch Instruction
You can start right here on Needle ‘n Thread with the how-to videos for embroidery stitches.
On that same page, you’ll find embroidery stitches listed by name from A-Z. This A-Z list of embroidery stitches includes links to the individual stitch videos and also to any step-by-step photo tutorials on the site.
You might also enjoy the Stitch Fun series, where you’ll find step by step tutorials for more obscure stitches, combinations of stitches, or different uses of stitches.
Other Online Stitch Instructions
There are plenty of other online embroidery stitch instructions – it’s just a matter of searching about for them. Here are some good ones:
Sharon B’s Stitch Dictionary – Sharon’s stitch dictionary is extensive and features photo tutorials. Her stitch dictionary was one of the first photo tutorial stitch dictionaries online and will always be a favorite.
Kimberly Ouimet’s 100 Stitches – Kimberly decided to work out the 100 stitches featured in Anchor’s old embroidery pamphlet by the same name. She demonstrates with step-by-step photos. The link goes to the topic category on her blog rather than an index.
Sarah’s Hand Embroidery Tutorials – Sarah’s doing a good job working up an extensive stitch dictionary using step-by-step photos. Interesting to see how far she’ll go with it! She’s categorized the stitches, too, in a logical way.