Embroidery 101: How to Sew 5 Basic Embroidery Stitches
For additional information and inspiration, see Yemenite Jewish hand embroidery by India Hayford in Threads #186, June/July 2016. In the feature article, she shows how to combine simple stitches to create complex designs.
“An ethnic embroidery style with 2,000-year-old roots is surprisingly timeless and surprisingly easy to learn. Originally used by Jewish embroiderers in southern Arabia to decorate traditional clothing, headwear, and bridal costumes, the intricate patterns of Yemenite Jewish embroidery adapt beautifully to modern fashion,” she notes. “With threaded needle, a little imagination, and a handful of stitches, today’s hand embroiderers can transform anything from a plain T-shirt to an evening dress into a work of art.”