These are some of my favorite books, web sites, instructional materials and schools for embroiderers.

Ecclesiastical Embroidery, Church Vestments
Altar Worthy

Schools, Associations, Guilds
Royal School of Needlework, UK
Williamsburg School of Needlework — Williamsburg, VA
The Embroiderers’ Guild of America, Louisville, KY with Chapters throughout the United States

Shops, Supplies Materials (I have purchased materials from all of these places. I highly recommend them.)
Threadneedle Street — Issaquah, WA
Berlin Embroidery Designs
Hedgehog Handworks

Web Sites Devoted to Embroidery
Needle ‘n Thread

Art and Design
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England
Virtual Museum of Textile Arts, Italy

Royal School of Needlework Embroidery Techniques
Mad Sampler Needlework Books
Anything by Gary Clarke, Tasmania, Australia. I own his book “Embroidery Illusions”, which has inspired me greatly.

Free Patterns
Wonderful old pattern books for inspiration and ideas

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