The internet has a vast depth of resources and they are becoming easier and easier to find. Google 'beginner embroidery' and you are bound to come up with a long list of possible places to begin browsing.
Occasionally someone researches and collects good links and shares their list. Today I came across a list of beginner embroidery classes put together by Stephanie over on Swoodsonsays. There are a number of beginner embroidery courses there that look very interesting, and that I would like to try. Click here to take a look.