I made a lot of progress in learning Spanish while we were in Spain, but sadly since being back home, I really haven't taken any classes, haven't had much opportunity to practice and I think I'm forgetting a lot. So the plan for the New Year is to learn a few new words a week and hopefully sign up for a class. In an effort to improve my vocabulary I figure that I'll start with words in Spanish that I'm sure I'll need, hence - embroidery terms!
I was inspired to translate a list of embroidery terms from English to Spanish by this post from the blog Alguhas de MÉRI. She created a list of embroidery terms translated into French, German, Italian and Portuguese! It's a great resource and has diagrams that demonstrate how each stitch is done. I've found the list really useful as I've got a collection going of craft magazines in different languages. I've got a subscription to Marie Claire Idees which has wonderful patterns, but they are all in French (obviously) and I'm sometimes not able to just guess what's going on from the diagrams. I've also brought back craft magazines from Germany and Italy - so I'm excited to have all the embroidery terms in different languages in one place. I've also brought back magazines from Spain which have AWESOME embroidery patterns and I've needed to take some time to translate the stitches so I know what I'm doing!
So without further ado - here is my translation of embroidery terms in English into Spanish. If anyone sees any terms that they think are wrong or any additions that could be made - let me know. I did this by going through my books and magazines and comparing the types of stitches used so, it's entirely possible that I have one or two incorrect. But I think it's a good jumping off point:
I hope other stitchers find this useful!