UPDATE: Originally I wrote this post in February 2014 as a tutorial series. However, I recently felt that it would be great to vamp this series up and add some new insights of my own, picture examples and a pinterest board to get in the mood to start stitching! So if you are reading this in 2016 and later: Hello! You just read the better and improved version
For the next 7 days I want to introduce my new embroidery stitch tutorials. I selected 7 out of hundreds of stitches which I think are the most basic and versatile stitches around. In fact I wanted to narrow it down to 5 stitches first, but the sheer amount of great stitches made it so difficult to choose! I’m so happy to finally make these tutorials and show you. All 7 stitches I use in my work constantly. I think it’s important to stretch one’s skills to more than one or two embroidery stitches because it makes such a difference and enhaces the possibilities and quality of embroidery when you use a variety of stitches.
I hope my selection of embroidery stitches motivates to try out some new things and do things differently than usual. If you need some advice on material and tool selection, here is an article on that.