I've been stitching for years, I learnt from my mother and a lot of it I'm also self taught. I'm often told by people that they would love to know how to stitch, but they just don't know where to begin. Well hopefully this tutorial will get you onto the right path.
This is for a very patient friend of mine who asked me a while back to do a "starting to stitch" tutorial, she's Dutch and hence, I've also translated into Dutch for her.
We all have to start somewhere....Happy stitching everyone!