ahhh it’s so mind-blowing knowing i’ve inspired another creative person ur so sweet (n˘v˘•)¬ in anycase, good for you for using youtube haha- i’m too impatient to genuinely learn new skills, so i mostly used pictures to get by. for example:
i used these images to help me when i was first starting out. in the very beginning, i use some scrap fabric and just “sketched” these techniques out. it’s a shame, really - you can do so much more with embroidery techniques than simply doing what i do (backstitch and satin stitch forever and ever). a lot of really nice designs can come from these techniques if you can figure out a clever way to use them. for me, i normally “draw” when i embroider. i used these sites for patterns to draw when stitching. pintrest is also an excellent resource for embroidery patterns. i didn’t really have any ideas for my embroidery other than that i wanted them to be kitschy, so using these vintage designs was an ideal way to achieve that. you’ll maybe want to google “free embroidery patterns" for more variety. then you pick something and add your personality to it and wah-lah! embroidery! this is literally all i do/did. i conceptualize my hoop in photoshops (picking designs and fonts and moving them around etc), print it out, trace it on some fabric, and hop to it.
wah-lah! embroidery! happy stitching! just mess around with it - you’ll figure something out C: