Favorite Online Needlework Tutorials List

Last quarter’s “I Love a List” question asked for recommendations for stitching-related tutorials. Below is the start of a great list divided into YouTube based tutorials and website-based tutorials .


Use the search box in YouTube to find these channels.

DAZAK Arts Hand Embroidery This artist has close to 400 embroidery stitch videos on her YouTube channel. It appears she adds several new videos each week and they are brief and easy to follow. Laura Sandison specifically mentioned DAZAK’s decorative shisha embroidery videos.

Sarah Homfrey Embroidery Sarah Homfrey is a graduate of the Royal School of Needlework and specializes in many types of embroidery including gold work and silk shading. Her YouTube channel has 170 embroidery videos with more being added.

Stitching with a Smile This YouTube channel primarily covers Hardanger embroidery. The channel includes an extremely useful and well done series of 16 videos released as a stitch-a-long—or a Hardangera-Long—using the free Ivory Octagonal Doily offered on the Nordic Needle

Save the Stitches! website (see below).

EGAUSA Yes, EGA has a YouTube channel. Currently the channel has clips of EGA member Catherine Jordan appearing on the show “Creative Living with Sheryl Borden” produced by KENW PBS. These clips are short and very interesting as Catherine Jordan shows several different types of embroidery techniques. Her embroidered maps are especially drool-worthy.

These websites include written tutorials as well as links to video tutorials.

Mary Corbet’s Needle ‘n Thread https://www.needlenthread.com/tips-techniques Karen Anthony recommended this website. It includes Mary’s blog as well as links to about 70 short videos demonstrating various stitches and techniques. There’s also a long list of lessons and step by step projects with detailed information and pictures.

Nordic Needle’s Save the Stitches! http://www.nordicneedle.net/
The following description of Save the Stitches! copied from the Nordic Needle website says it all Save the Stitches! is a subsidiary of Nordic Needle, Inc. that is dedicated to compiling comprehensive guides, tutorials, tips, stitch diagrams/dictionary, free patterns, and more related to the countless needlework techniques of all times. We hope to keep stitchers the world over involved and educated through our dedication to the needlearts by making available these free resources.

Learn to Finish with Vonna, the Twisted Stitcher https://tts-learntofinish.blogspot.com/
Vonna Pfeiffer writes a stitching blog showcasing her needlework finishing business as well as her finishing techniques. Her blog has both written and video tutorials covering numerous finishing techniques including ornament finishing, stockings, flatfold and standups, cording and tart pan finishes. Be sure to also check out her You Tube channel listed under Vonna Pfeiffer.

Liz Almond’s Blackwork Journey http://www.blackworkjourney.co.uk
This website offers free ebooks with instructions for blackwork, mountmellick, knotted stitches, organization and many others topics. Just click on the “Techniques” tab on the website.