More to explore:
beautiful work of art in embroidery
The lentil stitch
serious embroidery inspiration
paper embroidery - link goes to an artist who does water colour/book pages and paper embroidery mixed media
***I like the idea of using varied colors of thread when doing simple stitching!
Kimikahara. Garlic, freeform embroidery, colorful, beads
I like the idea of using embroidery hoops as decor. Might try this myself.
detail of floral embroidery on antique American gown, 1876-78 -- on display in Costume Institute, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY
Yumiko Higuchi - no instructions but the pictures are large, so maybe you can guess something close
crewel embroidery pillow, via Flickr. crewel embroidery pillow by mellow_stuff on Flickr
This tiny piece of embroidery is beautiful. Look at the colours!
embroidery hoop, applicae. like the idea of one string leading to another...would be cute to do with a string between 5, to each family member...but the string becomes something else in each hoop
EMBROIDERY and crochet edge
Love the red turkey stitch with the blue puff flowers