Hand embroidery

Explained in a simple and practical way

Hand embroidery is a medium to relax, express creativity, boost confidence, and enhance mindfulness and concentration. Hand embroidery practices offer many benefits, including self-expression, stress relief, skill development, problem-solving abilities, and personal fulfillment. These pursuits can contribute to our well-being, personal growth, and sense of identity.

Mending jeans with running stitches - blue denim fabric and needle with pink thread
Yellow flower embroidery with satin stitch process
Tatjana Iljaseviciute. Blogger, designer and teacher at Practical embroidery online school

Hi, I’m Tatjana!

Marketing manager by education. A serial crafter and hand embroidery enthusiast by calling.

Lithuanian, living in Italy.

I learned my first embroidery stitches at the edge of 10. My mother and grandmother taught me to sew, quilt, weave, knit, crochet, and sown the seeds of creativity in me.

After graduating in Business and Marketing, I pursued a career in the business field. Still, my head was always full of creative ideas, and my hands were always busy with a craft.

In 2018 I graduated from Istituto Moda Sgrigna in Rome, Italy, where I learned hand embroidery applications in the fashion industry and enhanced my hand embroidery skills.

Since then, I’ve been creating hand embroidery patterns, teaching classes, and sharing my passion and love for this craft with my students and fellow embroiderers.

Tatjana Iljaseviciute

Artist, hand embroidery teacher, and pattern creator

Practical Embroidery is a one-woman creative business-

an online hand embroidery school that, since 2018, teaches needlecraft with a simple and practical approach.

embroidery blog
step-by-step guides
online courses
video tutorials
embroidery resourses

Why Practical Embroidery?

For the beginner, learning hand embroidery might be intimidating. You must select suitable tools and materials and understand new jargon to navigate the new and magical world of hand embroidery.

When I started to embroider, I made all the possible mistakes – I chose the wrong fabric, bought low-quality threads, puckered the stitches, and had strange color combinations.

Then, I spent hours learning about needles, threads, hoops, scissors, and fabrics. I learned hundreds of hand embroidery stitches and tried various methods of transferring the patterns.
I read books, learned with online courses, and even went to a fashion school, so you don’t have to.

Everything I’ve learned is in my courses, tutorials, and blog posts and available to you.

Smiling sun face hand embroidered with yellow and orange threads on white linen, framed in a bamboo hoop
Toy Galaxy embroidery with Satin stitch on white linen
Yellow star with rainbow tail embroidered on light colored cotton fabric