Free book of Embroidery patterns

Screen shot of embroidery book I would like to share news about a free publication at the Antique Pattern Library

Anand’s Embroidery Book is a 36 page pattern book that is available as a free PDF download.

Screen shot of embroidery book Here are some sample pages so you can see what you are getting.
Screen shot of embroidery book Do you use the Antique Pattern Library regularly? This non-profit organisation announced in their newsletter that is has a shortfall this year of USD $4,000
They need donations to keep the site running. There is a Paypal, donate button at the top of every page. If you can afford to do so please consider supporting them.

A Tip to Note With the Antique Pattern Library if you get a message saying your PDF corrupted or asking for password make sure you have the most recent Adobe reader. Save the PDF to your computer and open the file from there.

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My huge sampler takes centre stage YAY!

Guild exhibition openingLast night, at the Albert Hall in Canberra, the Embroiderers’ Guild ACT annual exhibition was opened by Dr Brendan Nelson Director of the Australian War Memorial and former Defence Minister.

Guild exhibition samplerThis year I was excited as I was invited to exhibit my band sampler. At nearly 100 feet long it ran down the centre of the hall. We used a serpentine fold that ran the length of a series of tables to display it. For readers who have not encountered my band sampler before you can read about it here.

Guild exhibition silkWhat are the poppies doing all over the place? Well they tie into the exhibition theme . The Creative Challenge this year was: Stitching Love and Hope. Inspired by silk postcards from World War One, the exhibit ties in with the WW1 commemoration. The challenge was to re-interpret a Silk postcard. Embroidered silk postcards, known among collectors as simply Silks were popular from 1900 to 1920. The peak of production was during WW1 when it’s estimated that around 10 million were produced. Servicemen serving on the Western Front purchased these cards in Paris on their way through to the trenches. Many were posted home to Australia. You can read more about them on the Embroiderers’ Guild ACT website here.

The 2014 Annual Exhibition will be held from 19 to 21 September at the Albert Hall, Yarralumla, Canberra, Australia Capital Territory open from 10am to 4pm.

2015 Crazy Quilting Calendar

Calendar Cover PageJust a quick heads up as Pam Kellogg of Kitty and Me has produced a calendar for 2015. It is loaded with talented crazy quilters and will bring inspiration through out the year.The calendar features the work of :Mary Ann Richardson, Nicki Lee Seavey, Maria Mulder, Kathy Shaw, Pat Winter, Cathy Kizerian, Brenda Sandusky, Gerry Krueger, Terri Lee Takacs, Betty Pillsbury, Connie Eyberg, Allison Aller and Pamela Kellogg.

Follow this link for details, see the blocks and find out where it can be purchased.

This is not a affiliated post , I don’t receive any commissions etc I just like eyecandy!