This is the home of Loretta's Custom Stitchery. Dimensional embroidery has been my passion for many years. I've included stitch and basic instructions for Brazilian embroidery, stumpwork, and needle lace as well as designs to sell. I teach as well as design. Contact me if you have a group wishing a class.
My kits include instructions, needed fabric background, added parts such as beads, but NO thread. Free shipping is included in the US ONLY. I no longer plan to ship to other countries since the postage costs are often much more than the price of the design. For US shipping I will use first class mail or Media Mail. It is slower, but much less expensive than Priority mail.
For those of you in other countries, and also any in the US who wish to have the design at a lower price, I sell most of my designs as PDF files. They include the patterns and instructions are are emailed to you. If you must have a physical kit or book, please contact me and I will check on the best shipping charges to add.
You will find sellers of Brazilian embroidery threads on the resources page.
Be sure to check out the Instructions section. It includes some basic information on how needle lace, Brazilian embroidery, and stumpwork are done, and some of the basic stitches as well.
Brazilian Dimensional Embroidery International Guild, Inc. Formed in 1992, this guild specialized in the promotion of Brazilian and Dimensional embroidery through it's newsletter, seminars, and classes.
For general embroidery, check out the Embroiderers Guild of America.
International Organization of Lace, Inc. is a great organization for all forms of lace making.
Brazilian embroidery threads, designs, plus other needlework threads and designs: Deb's Brazilian Embroidery Lace Art
Brazilian embroidery designs and threads: Bestitched
Brazilian embroidery threads, designs, and more: A Stitching Shop
Australian outlet for Brazilian embroidery threads, designs and more: Blackberry Lane
Other Brazilian embroidery designers: Millefiori,
Fabrics, threads and more: Needle in a Haystack.
Silk fabrics and silk paints: Dharma Trading Co.
Silk Fabrics, Thai Silks
Wire for stumpwork and wire and floss flowers: Paramount Wire Co.