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Beginners Embroidery – 7 basic stitches

You Will Need
  • Embroidery Floss
  • Embroidery Needle
  • Scissors
  • Cotton Fabric
  • Embroidery Hoop
Video Includes
  • Tools
  • Backstitch
  • Satin Stitch
  • Chain Stitch
  • Lazy Daisy
  • Stem Stitch 
  • French Knot
  • Long & Short Stitch 
  • Bonus: Woven Wheel


Threading a Needle:

Pinch the thread or floss between your fingers with just a small but poking up. Bring the needle to it and thread. It is much easier than bringing the thread to the needle.

Length To Cut:

The floss or thread should be cut to the length of your arm. This means that when sewing or embroidering you are not repeatedly pulling on it to bring it through the work.


  • Tie a knot in your floss at the opposite end to the needle when starting. This makes your piece more secure.
  • When finishing try and bring your floss around to that first stitch so the beginning and end can be tied together.
  • It is very common to get a knot in your floss. Gently unpick with the tip of the needle to tease it out. To help avoid knots, occassionally drop your needle with floss attached. this will ‘unwind’ it.


Above is the basic range of stitches but if your interested in adding more to you work the Royal School Of Needlework has and amazing stitch bank which can be found here

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