7 days of stitches: 7 basic embroidery stitches you need to learn

7 days of stitches: 7 basic embroidery stitches you need to learn
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When I first started embroidery I wanted to try it all out. There were so many stitches to learn and soon a found myself in a situation where it was just to much to remember. After all what is the purpose of learning a new skill when you forget about it instantly? Back then it helped me to focus on the basic embroidery stitches and actually use them a couple of times before jumping to the next stitch.

I know it is hard to pick a starting point, but I have pinpointed the 7 most basic embroidery stitches for you. I selected them out of hundreds of stitches and they are the most versatile ones that will help you get started with embroidery. Originally, I wanted to narrow it down to 5 stitches first, but the sheer amount of great stitches made it so difficult to choose!

I use all 7 stitches in my work constantly and they are very common in embroidery patterns all over the world. After this week, you will be able to tackle all of the embroidery patterns you drool over and thought they might be too complicated!

Now to the links to every stitch:

emb-running
emb-back
emb-chain
emb-stem
emb-satin
emb-french
emb-herringbone

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Anne is an embroidery enthusiast living in rural north eastern Germany.

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