This is heads up to let my readers know that the Antique Pattern Library has added some more books to their site.
The first book I pounced on is “The Ribbon Art Book, Vol I ~ No. III- How to make Hundreds of Dainty and Practical things of Ribbons”
If you do silk ribbon embroidery, ribbon crafts of any sort, or crazy quilting I am sure this 1923 publication will delight you. I will be reading it avidly as I can see some new (to me) ribbon techniques in there.
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 and save the PDF to your computer and open the file from there.
Here are two screen shots from The Ribbon Art Book to tempt you.
Check out the detail page before downloading the PDF file
The second publication is a collection of a collection of 20’s flapper embroidery designs from the French magazine series Les Patrons Favoris.
Broderies pour Robes is about beaded embroidery, on dresses, blouses and jackets. The publisher, includes the embroidery patterns which can be beaded or you can stitch them in a regular manner.
Some of these designs are just wonderful and I can see them applied not only to clothing but cushions, bags and and other small gift items
Once again check out the detail page before downloading the PDF file
If you want to take some time out over the weekend and browse the full library, here is a link to the catalogue for the Antique Pattern Library
I hope you enjoy my two finds Let me know in the comments if you like them!
Over on Paper and More they are sharing a number of envelope, box and card templates that you can use as small gift boxes or for special invitations, gift cards etc.
Included, is a pentagon petal card template, a pyramid box a square petal card, and a a triangle petal card. On the same page there are also a number of instructions for small gift boxes including a puffy box, a bon bon box and a candy box.
Instructions include the folding and scoring instructions, as well as recommended papers and card stock.
Going through my bookmarks, of which their are far too many, I discovered this beaded flower tutorial.
I am sure many readers will find it of interest and I know some crazy quilters will enjoy making these as an embellishment.
Just a quick heads up before writing about this design. I am taking a little blog break for a week due to a health issue.
I have another free hand embroidery design for readers this week. I hope you enjoy it.
Click on the thumbnail as it will take you to a larger version of the image.
If you need to know how I would transfer this pattern to fabric, I have a tutorial on how to transfer embroidery designs to fabric which may help.
Friday freebies is a regular series in which I highlight free resources online, free patterns and links that are of interest to fiber folks. All posts in the series are in the Friday Freebie category I hope you enjoy them.
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