Free hand embroidery patterns from the 1907 Herrschner Catalogue

I was browsing the Antique pattern Library and discovered 3 files I had not spotted before. They are part of the 1907 Herrschner Catalogue. It caught my eye since it was described as “Herrschner, Frederick. Art Needlework Supplies General Catalog. Chicago, Frederick Herrschner, c.1907, 242pgs. Scans donated and photo edited …

For the Love of Stitching Sampler – Band 418

This band is made up of a  foundation of closed buttonhole stitches that have a line of arrow stitches that are topped off with a cross stitch and seed beads. Threads: Wool Fabric: 26 cnt linen Size: The For Love of Stitching Band Sampler is 15 cm (6 inches) wide. It consists …

From Studio Journal Design to Embroidery: A hand embroidered file cover part 1

This is the first in a series of articles illustrating the development of my hand embroidered file cover from its start in my studio journal to its design, and then sharing how I stitched the design and the design decisions made along the way.   The source of the design The idea for this …

Introducing block 39 on the I Dropped the Button Box crazy quilt

Time for a shift in tone and to introduce block 39. I have always enjoyed this block. I am not sure why but I think it is the little bird print in the middle of the block.  If you click on the image above you will see a larger version …

For the Love of Stitching Sampler – Band 416

I was moved when Kevin Rudd, the then prime Minister made the long-awaited apology to the country’s original Australians and stolen generations. I marked it on my sampler. Threads: Perle cotton Fabric: 26 cnt linen Size: The For Love of Stitching Band Sampler is 15 cm (6 inches) wide. It consists of …