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





Stitching Handbook for Kids
by Kristin Nicholas
Give your young designer the gift of learning how to embroider and personalize almost anything. From the basics of traditional needlepoint to the skills of free-form embroidery, this book encourages kids to unplug from technology and plug into a calming, creative outlet instead. Fifteen projects run the gamut from pillows to phone carrying cases to backpack tags; the variety of stitches to use on them ensures that kids will be entertained for hours.
Soft-cover, 126 pages



Mastering Shadow Work Embroidery
with Wendy Schoen
Never before has an embroidery book been this extensive. Wendy's expertly drawn diagrams are geared to almost every level embroiderer. 7 embroidery designs, beautiful vignette and close-up photography, pages of step-by-step diagrams, full sized (1-2-3-4-6) Polka Dot Pets Pattern, Boy & Girl Versions; Detailed construction diagrams, Color keys and stitch diagrams
In conjunction with the book are 5 full size patterns now available



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



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Bountiful Baskets
by Laura Jenkins Thompson

Twenty basket designs for basic embroidery, shadow work, cutwork, broideris anglaise, satin stitching, & silk ribbon embroidery inspired by antique linens dating from the 1920's


Silk Ribbon Embroidery Books
Design Plates
Embroidery Threads
Embroidery Accessories






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