Just a reminder of some of the resources on this site!
Crazy quilting and Hand Embroidery
This series of posts on How to assemble a Crazy Quilt includes
12 Surface Stitches for Beginners This is a direct PDF download You need Acrobat reader to read it.
A tutorial on how to make a Ric Rac Rose
Crease free Silk Ribbon Storage
How to make a 5 pointed ribbon flower
How to stitch a silk ribbon Farago Rose
How to Transfer Embroidery patterns to fabric
Some tips on choosing a Visual Journal
Adding pages to a wire bound journal
Art Journal Technique Gesso as base
From Studio Journal Design to Embroidery
Dueling Fiddlers from photo to stitch
Tips for managing large projects.
How to make fabric from scrap thread (what I did with the contents of my Orts Jar)
Tips for using Chenille thread
What is Ribbon Floss?
How to use transfer dyes to print on synthetic fabric.
Skeining and tying off threads to dye
Hand Dyeing threads
Products I use (I am not affiliated nor was I paid to review these items)
Mistyfuse is fantastic a product review
Grip-n-Stitch embroidery frame review
Free Stitchers Worksheets
Please note: There are two versions one is A4 size and the other is US letter size.
These files are in PDF format and you will need Adobe reader to view them. The PDF reader is free from Adobe you can get it from here
Module 1 contains
- Back Stitch
- Buttonhole Stitch
- Herringbone Stitch
Download A4 Module 1 free
Download US letter Module 1 free
Module 2 contains
- Chevron Stitch
- Cretan Stitch
- Couching Stitch
Download A4 module 2 free
Download US letter module 2 free
Module 3 contains
- Chain Stitch
- Detached Chain Stitch
- Fly Stitch
Download A4 module 3 free
Download US letter module 3 free
Module 4 contains
- Feather Stitch
- Running Stitch
- Stem Stitch
Download A4 module 4 free
Download US Letter module 4 free
For information about my other worksheets see the stitchers worksheets tab and these are the modules that are for sale.
R. Ackermann’s Repository of fashions was published 1829 and has been digitized and made available as free Google ebook.
For those with a tablet it is easily read or you can view it on your computer.
The book contains some really lovely fashion plates of the day which will be of great interest to anyone interested in the history of costume. They have a charm of their own that delighted me.
Also many crazy quilters print on fabric vintage images then incorporate these into their crazy quilt blocks they are the modern equivalent to cigarette silks.
For those readers who do not do crazy quilting on antique crazy quilts you will often find little pictures and images that were printed on silk. If you are interested here is an article about Cigarette Silks. These came in cigarette packets and women used to collect them and they got used in crazy quilts. Today with the aid of computers quilters print on fabric in the tradition of cigarette silks. The prints produced this way are even abbreviated to the words “silk cigie” or just cigie
Also the book contains many interesting embroidery patterns used in that period.
I have taken a few screenshots in the hope of enticing you to look at and enjoy reading the the book.
As I browsed these pages my imagination went to creating a series of Jane Austin themed crazy quilt blocks using this publication as a jumping off spot.
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.