Rebecca Ringquist’s sampler series promises to teach you or brush you up on basic embroidery stitches. She’s quoted on MrXStitch blog:
Subscriptions are now available in 3, 6 or 12 month increments, and will begin mailing out on the fifteenth of each month, starting in January. You can begin a subscription at any time. Each five inch sampler fits perfectly in a five inch hoop, and can easily be finished within a month’s time, just in the nick of time for the next one to arrive! At the end of the year, you will have stitched the vast majority of your average embroidery how-to book.
Get more info and links from the MrXStitch post. And while you’re there, enter to win a free three-month subscription! Contest ends December 21.