the lexicon of embroidery stitches

How to use this lexicon:

The stitches are sorted by stitch families. Stitches of the same family share a specific similarity that none of the other families have. So, all variations of the back stitch are listed under the back stitch family.

You can go to the individual stitch families by clicking the buttons below or the stitch overview pictures at the bottom of this page. If you have a certain stitch that you want to know what it is, you can search it with the overview pages and look for the tutorial there.

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choose your stitch family



overview of all stitch families

click on the pictures to get to the tutorials

running stitch overview embroidery stitch tutorial

back stitch overview of embroidery stitches

stem stitch overview embroidery stitch tutorials

Straight stitch overview embroidery tutorials

chevron stitch overview of embroidery stitches

satin stitch overview embroidery stitch tutorial
chain stitch overview

blanket stitch overview of embroidery stitches

feather stitch overview embroidery tutorials

fly stitch overview embroidery stitch tutorial

knots overview embroidery stitches
cross stitch overview of embroidery stitches

herringbone stitch overview embroidery stitch tutorial

fishbone stitch overview embroidery stitch tutorial

weave stitch overview embroidery stitch tutorial

other stitches overview embroidery stitch tutorial