Embroidery has been around forever — the earliest surviving pieces of this craft are Scythian, dated to between the 5th and 3rd centuries BCE. Virtually every culture has some form of it in their textile art history.
This graphic features different types of embroidery stitches with names on each photo. There are hundreds of different stitches, but these are some of the most common! Click the link to learn how to embroider each one of them.