Basic Embroidery Stitches and their uses

Basic embroidery stitches are the building blocks of all needlework whether counted or free style. The free embroidery lessons and projects on this needlework site will teach you how to work the different stitches.

You will also find ideas on how to choose the best stitch for lines or areas in a design. Also, you can check out what stitches to use for embroidered flowers or leaves

Surface embroidery stitches






Pulled work

Needlepoint stitches

Rice stitch sample on canvas

Hardanger stitches


If you find a stitch on the site that isn't listed here please let me know and I will direct you to a free blackwork chart to say thank you.


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