Friday Freebie

pattern available from craftsmanspace

I have a something different this Friday which I think readers will enjoy.

Lately I have had a lovely time poking around the Craftsmanspace website which I have only recently discovered. Craftsmanspace share patterns for people who use techniques such as marquetry, wood burning, folk painting, fretwork, carving, etc.

They do not include embroidery on their list but there are many patterns on this site that are more than suitable for stitchers! Usually they are shared under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0. Full details are on the creative commons website but the main thing is that you can use them as embroidery patterns and you can adapt them to stitching designs.

pattern available from craftsmanspace

Anyway I thought I would tempt you with few screen shots of patterns found on the floral designs page.

Now no drooling on the keyboard just head over to craftsmanspace and browse the sections listed on the right hand side as there are all sorts of designs there. Make a cuppa take some time out and have fun.

pattern from craftsmanspace

If you need to know how I would transfer patterns to fabric, I have a tutorial on how to transfer embroidery designs to fabric which may help.

All posts in the series are in the  Friday Freebie category I hope you enjoy them.

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13 Responses to Friday Freebie

  1. Liz Eph says:

    these are lovely, what a good idea :-)

  2. Liz Eph says:

    i’ve discovered that i can either save the image, or if i download the whole lot you get a zip file with several different versions including a gif file of just the outline that’s then very printable. :-)

  3. Carol S. says:

    Sharon–thanks SO MUCH for sharing this site! I had not heard of it before reading your post, but it is definitely going into my bookmarks under “needlework inspiration.” What a FANTASTIC resource!

  4. Lyndsey says:

    Thanks for the link Sharon. I’ve just found some lovely Celtic patterns on the site perfect for an up coming project.

  5. Corinne Loomer says:

    This awesome!!! Thanks for all the work you do for this blog!

  6. JustGail says:

    Thank You!!!! These are lovely, and I can always use more sources for patterns. Not that many ever make it to an actual project :-), needlework or otherwise….

  7. Beth B says:

    Thank you! Some very nice designs there. And I love art nouveau.

  8. L Peters says:

    Thanks Sharon

    I think I now have design indigestion. So many ideas

  9. latha says:

    Thank you Sharon for sharing the site .

  10. It is a fantastic site to look around and use some of the patterns for crafts (including needlework). Thanks!

  11. Vivienne Anderson says:

    Thanks for sharing this site with its many inspirations.

  12. Jill says:

    The pattern is really intricate. It is indeed a very lovely post! Thanks!

    Jill @ e Garages

  13. Gini Bellettini says:

    Wow! Thanks for the link Sharon, beautiful designs!