Last year I started embroidery and I love it. Only thing is that I am way too slow. For inspiration and techniques I bought some books:
This was my first embroidery book, which I never used for a long time. It contains cute little designs. Typically Japanese!
As the one above this is very Japanese. The designs are so cute. I love the designs and the ideas what I can use them for.
I think this book contains every stitching technique which exits. Most things are not my thing, but it´s fun to explore all these different possibilities.
In this book you find a lot of ideas what to make with embroidery. Mostly they work with felt. Of course it´s a childrens book, but you can easily use this for other designs. The projects are really easy and quick to make.
I already wrote about this book here: http://sewingfairytales.blogspot.com/2010/03/sublime-stitching.html and made one thing more from it. I really enjoy this book and can´t wait to make more.
White work is so beautiful, but I am so bad at it. But you can´t stop me from doing it. The designs in this book are so beautiful, but you have to decide about the stitches by yourself.