The lexicon of embroidery stitches

embroidery stitches

Over the centuries, a huge variety of embroidery techniques and stitches have developed around the world. On this site you can gain an overview of all the stitches I have found and made a tutorial about so far.

If you are still new to embroidery, I highly recommend you start with the basic stitches first. Diving into this sea of sometimes complex stitches can be overwhelming and discouraging. That is where this article comes in handy: Embroidery for beginners: 7 basic embroidery stitches

Looking for a stitch?

photo tutorials

Here you’ll find the step-by-step photo tutorials for 206 embroidery stitches.

They are sorted into stitch families to make it easy to find them.

video tutorials

I’m currently in the process of filming how to embroider all embroidery stitches.

There are already over 40 stitch videos and a new one is coming in every Sunday.

stitch names

Are you looking for the name of a stitch?

The stitch glossary is a list of pictures with the stitch names and their translations to multiple languages!

Support the lexicon of embroidery stitches on Patreon!

The creation of the new video tutorials and schematics takes a lot of time and resources. I’m still a one-woman-show. The entire process is to make and edit the videos, illustrate the stitches and edit those, too, then publish all of them – repeat over 200 times. And then there is the hardware needed for all of this.

So, I have come up with a fun way to fund this enormous project:

Patreon is a platform where you can subscribe to Pumora and get monthly benefits and perks that are exclusive to my Patrons (that is how subscribers are called over there). Every member can download a sampler template for all the stitches that will be shown each year.

2020 embroidery sampler

You made this possible!

So far, with my Patrons support, I could invest in a better camera and macro lens to make the stitch video tutorials even better. Because of this, I’m now able to show each stitch from the side and from the top when filming the videos.
I’m constantly trying to improve the learning experience of my videos to give you the best embroidery resources out there. Your feedback and support means a lot to me and is very appreciated.

Thank you, my dear Patrons!

Learn all the stitches you need

The lexicon of embroidery stitches is a resource for  embroidery enthusiasts to make finding and learning stitches as easy as possible. The making of this resource is funded through Patreon – a membership based funding platform. You can become a supporter, too, and make the new video tutorials possible. Click here to learn more.

Get your own copy of the printable stitch lexicon featuring 206 embroidery stitch tutorials on 84 pages.

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