Regardless of what the instructions say, you can embroider almost any design using just four super simple stitches. You need something for lines, something for dots, something for drop shapes, and something to fill in solid areas.
Here are my lessons for the four most basic embroidery stitches I recommend for beginners.
- How to Backstitch
- How to Stitch a Lazy Daisy (or Detached Chain Stitch)
- How to Stitch a French Knot
- How to Satin Stitch