The ABC of Embroidery Stitches

The ABC of Embroidery Stitches by Miriam Rodier is a digital Ebook showing how to execute 24 practical stitches in a clear and simple way. It’s great for beginners as well as a refresher for those more experienced. The illustrations help clearly communicate how to hold the needle and create each stitch.

This booklet was originally published in 1946 and is part of Amy’s vintage archive of home arts content that she is pleased to be able to share with others.



The ABC of Embroidery Stitches – eBook
This is a pdf of The ABC of Embroidery Stitches, an instructional booklet by Miriam Rodier is an illustrative booklet showing how to execute 24 practical stitches. It’s great for beginners and a nice refresher for those more experienced.

Stitch illustrations include:

  • Outline Stitch
  • Couching Stitch
  • Coral Stitch
  • Whipped Running Stitch
  • Chain Stitch
  • Lazy Daisy Stitch
  • Bundle Stitch
  • Scroll Stitch
  • Herringbone Stitch
  • Feather Stitch
  • Straight Stitch
  • Satin Stitch
  • Dorondo Stitch
  • Long and Short Stitch
  • Buttonhole Stitch
  • Cutwork Scallops
  • Cross Stitch
  • Gobelin Stitch
  • Eyelets
  • Hemstitching
  • How to Make a Hem
  • How to Make a Tassel
  • Applique Work
  • Faggoting
  • Bullion Stitch
  • Rope Stitch
  • Smocking
  • English Quilting
  • Italian Quiliting
  • Smyrna Rug Stitch
  • Space Filling Stitches
  • Decorative Borders

Amy Barickman, is founder of Indygo Junction, a pattern and book publishing company founded in 1990 to showcase the work of leading fabric and needle arts designers. With her keen eye for design, Amy spotted the emerging vintage art movement and collected an impressive archive of vintage ephemera.

Her love of sewing and passion for vintage led Amy to discover The Women’s Institute and its founder Mary Brooks Picken. Inspired by the work of Mrs. Picken, Amy published Vintage Notions: An Inspirational Guide to Needlework, Cooking, Sewing, Fashion & Fun, which share vintage projects, inspiring essays, 12 sewing patterns, and holiday gift and decorating ideas.

Keep up with Amy on her blog, where she chronicles her research into the world of vintage design, everyday inspiration, and her life as a designer. She also shares vintage-inspired projects and free vintage images.

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