Embroidery Supplies

Fine hand embroidery has long been an integral embellishment used on heirloom and smocked garments. Elegant Stitches carries a large selection of books, leaflets, patterns and design plates on everything from delicate surface embroidery and shadow embroidery to silk ribbon embroidery.  Additional packages of embroidery designs and collar patterns with embroidery designs available on Collars, Etc. page.  In addition to the books listed below be sure to check out the exquisite  A-Z Series of books covering all types of embroidery.

Each product is listed with the title, a brief description, price.   Click on cartaddsml.gif (1624 bytes) to add an item to your order. If you are looking for a particular design or would like more information on any product click Contact Us and we will be glad to help.

Included in this section are the specialty threads used for fine hand embroidery and silk ribbon. 

Please type in the color # you desire, then  click cartaddsml.gif (1624 bytes) to add to your order.  Color cards available for DMC embroidery floss and YLI silk ribbon. Floche colors correspond to DMC colors. 

Needles for fine hand embroidery can be found in Embroidery Accessories.


A-Z Books
 Silk Ribbon Embroidery Books
Design Plates
Embroidery Threads
Embroidery Accessories





Floral Motifs to Embroider
by Reiko Mori
Visit an exquisite embroidered garden in this awe-inspiring volume from Japanese master embroidery artist Reiko Mori. In seven chapters, Ms. Mori shares an abundance of motifs inspired by flowers, from delicate sprigs and bouquets to climbing vines and perching birds. Blossoms as showy as roses and as modest as dandelions become masterpieces under Ms. Mori's hand.
Themes within each chapter showcase each embroidered bloom. Delicate bridal accessories, precious teapots and teacups, a ballet slipper, and an astonishing floral alphabet are just a few of the elements embellished with elaborate floral embroidery. A guide to embroidery-floss colors, essential notions and tools, basic techniques, and a how-to library of embroidery stitches will help aspiring embroidery artists find success.
 Soft-cover, 80 pages




Jeannie B's Book of Heirloom Embroidery
Designs & Stitches
by Jeannie Baumeister
This wonderful book is full of  lovely  Embroidery Designs, Stitch Instructions, Needle Information and Tips to improve your stitching.  Three projects, a Scalloped Bib, Receiving Blanket and Buttoned Pillow Slip will be perfect to practice your embroidery on. If you love embroidery, you will want this book. Soft-cover, 40 pages


Heirloom Embroidery
by Michie Mooney

A great new book with over 100 embroidery designs with instructions for classic embroidery stitches, bullions and bridging (faggotting)
36 page soft-cover



Silk Ribbon Embroidery Books
Design Plates
Embroidery Threads
Embroidery Accessories






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