This is fun stuff – shiny (rayon) threads and 3D flowers. I’ve linked all the pictures to the kits available online. Here’s an example I stitched (it’s about 4 inches total):
It’s a tiny kit from a site (JDR Brazilian Elegance) that specializes in Brazilian embroidery. The Sunshine’s Treasures range, will get you everything (needles, threads, fabric, instructions, frame) for $11. Yes, the diagrams and instructions are very clear and if you are still worried you can get their learning kits, which are beautiful themselves. Here’s an example (their picture, I haven’t stitched it):
They have hundreds of other designs and kits, all in Brazilian embroidery. A few quick examples (since I love looking at them): A rose, a buttercup,
and sweet peas:
EdMar Co also has Brazilian embroidery patterns. (http://edmar-co.com/catalog/patterns/patterns.html).
There are some free designs available at another site, Brazilian Dimensional Embroidery International Guild (my favorite is the Minuet), although the directions aren’t as clear for a beginner.