This week I want to point to 3 sites that have recently published free embroidery designs and indirectly introduce you to sites you may not already know.
The first is a french site Broiderie d’Antan houses many traditional patterns. Poke around and explore the site as you will be rewarded with many embroidery patterns. The site is in French but you can easily use Google translate to help you.
The next site is the work of a New Zealander Janet Davis, JMD Designs.
This week Janet published a tutorial on how to make a fabric bowl, but if you take some time out over a coffee break and venture further into her site you will discover lots of tutorials, projects and resources for needleworkers.
The next site I am sure everyone knows as it is extremely popular. If you are not already aware of Mary Corbet’s Needle n’ Thread it would be a crime that I did not tell you of it.
This week Mary published a free embroidery pattern in a Jacobean style.
Once again if you have not investigated her site much you are missing out as there are numerous video tutorials on various stitches, advice on techniques, tips to make a stitchers life easier. If you have not encountered Mary’s site before it really is treasure trove to explore.
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.
I was poking around Font Squirrel and found Costura a free cross stitch font which I could not resist sharing with my regular readers. If you are making digital Christmas cards or delving into the paper crafts you might want to download this as it is very appropriate for anyone who embroiders.
This is part of a series where I post either free patterns or links to resources online that are useful for stitchers. All posts in the series are in the Friday Freebie category I hope you enjoy them.
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.
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.
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.