Charming Needlework (the only way I can actually learn interesting needlework is with detailed picture diagrams!)

DS201 C# Major Carrotmusic Intermediate Level Shinobue Japanese flute

Not sure what the official name of this is, but it's a variation of the chain stitch.

Chain stitch -- another variation, sort of zig-zags. I had no idea there were so many ways to do chain stitch!

Queenie's Needlework: TAST #136 Knotted Buttonhole Band

Queenie's Needlework: TAST #136 Knotted Buttonhole Band

Star de mode

Goldwork embroidery patterns and designs, as well as other forms of embroidery including stumpwork and surface embroidery plus lots more textile related goodies.

Bead Embroidery Stitch Samplers 130 - Japanese Pattern Book for Women - CRK design, Yasuko Endo -  B920. $27.50, via Etsy.

Bead Embroidery Samplers 130 - Japanese Craft Book, Yasuko Endo, Gorgeous Beading Hand Embroidery Design, Easy Embroidery Tutorial - B920

Vertical Herringbone stitch by Anne Mende / Pumora | Technique | Embroidery / Stitches | Kollabora

Vertical Herringbone stitch by Anne Mende / Pumora

Home of the modern embroidery stitch lexicon, Pumora offers a wealth of tutorials and articles about simple embroidery. Explore, learn to stitch and share!

Teknik

Scalloped Buttonholed Chain Stitch Tutorial - by needle 'n thread. This is sort of crochet but seems easier somehow!

Chain Stitch embroidery with 2 alternating color chains! Never seen this technique before ! Would look good as decorative edging, border for other embellishment/embroidery, or on abstract pattern

Another chain stitch. This one somehow alternates colours. I'm gonna hafta try it a bunch of times before I figure it out, I think.

What a cool stitch from Rocksea & Sarah ~

Chain stitch -- another variation, sort of zig-zags. I had no idea there were so many ways to do chain stitch!

Split Stitch

I actually have an old pillowcase of my grandmother's w/ this exact pattern printed- need to try this

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