I want to learn how to embroider, but I have zero idea where to start.
Does anyone know any good sites, books or other rescources for an embroidery newbie?
I am sure someone here (or many someones) can help out!
If you can find the Reader’s Digest Complete Guide to Needlework in a thrift store or something, that would be a good place to begin.
Cross stitch is also a good technique to begin with.
Google Pintangle or Take a Stitch Tuesday. There website Pintangle has an online embroidery stitch dictionary with instructions for each stitch, and Take a Stitch Tuesday is a blog series in which people do a weekly stitch-along focusing on a single kind of stitch, and also offers free sampler patterns to work from. You can see how other people use the stitch, interpret it your own way and share your work!
You’ll need a hoop, scissors, some needles, a pencil for tracing/sketching patterns onto fabric and some fabric - cotton is easy if you’re just starting.
There are also SO many great tutorials on youtube.