Finding inspiration in nature

Ernst Haeckel’s masterpiece, Kunstformen der Natur (Art Forms in Nature) is available for both low and hi-resolution download. The wonderful thing about this resource is that not only are the original plates inspiring but you can also download files of the outlines too, which are ideal as jumping off spots …

Free patterns to adapt for needlework and quilting

Chantal Pare has created a number of free stained glass designs which are ideal to adapt for applique or embroidery. The patterns are free to use for personal purposes but not for commercial use. The list is quite large and in it there are some very nice designs on the …