Antique pattern Library free book by DMC

Antique pattern Library free book by DMC

I have found a free book by DMC  in the Antique Pattern Library. If you have not encountered this site before they collect and scan out of copy right books, then provide them free online. It is a wonderful resource and I am always finding and re-finding stuff they have provided.  However you must have an up to date copy of Acrobat reader to read any of their files. If you have any troubles opening any of their files read their FAQ page

free book by DMC screen 1This morning I re-discovered this free book by DMC published in Italian by D.M.C.. Motivi per Ricami in their collection. It contains stitch diagrams and some lovely designs such as these. I am sure many embroiderers would enjoy these patterns and many can be adapted to crazy quilting with very little in the way of tweeking. The book is not in English but you can figure out what is what quite easily as the book consists mainly of patterns.

free book by DMC screen 2The designs are illustrated in colour stitchery and others presented as a line pattern.  I have selected some pages to act a teaser and encourage you to download the pdf file.

free book by DMC screen 3The Antique Pattern Library provides these files free for personal use and reference and provides a great public service.

free book by DMC screen 5On the Antique pattern Library book list, this book is down the list a little and described as “Dillmont, Th. de, ed., D.M.C. Motivi per Ricami (Va Serie).”

free book by DMC screen 4As you scan down the page you will notice lots of other DMC publications too. As I said it is a gold mine … make a cuppa and enjoy!

holding my book in front of quiltHave you seen my book?

My book The Visual Guide to Crazy Quilting Design: Simple Stitches, Stunning Results  shares practical methods about how to design and make a crazy quilt. I teach you how to balance colour, texture and pattern, in order direct the viewers eye around a crazy quilted project. I show you how to build decorative seam treatments in interesting and creative ways using a handful of stitches. My book is profusely illustrated as my aim is to be both practical and inspiring.


  1. Oh Sharon,
    What a treat.. That book is gorgeous.. I think I’ll download it right away.. I have a file on my computer with your name on it and it is quite full; the stitch files I’ve downloaded and bought, as well as the courses I’ve done with you.. it gives me hours of pleasure just perusing through it all.. I’ve just bought a very large 4 ring folder to print off the stitch files just for the sheer joy of it..
    Ok now to admit the things are UFO’s and I’ve put my Sumptuous Stitching samples into storage, in preparation to selling, but I think I’ll have to retrieve that. My aim is finish, finish finish all UFO’s, but haven’t attached a date.. its just as it happens and to enjoy it and not to unpick too often. Although the quilt I’m doing at the moment has had 10 corners made so far and since I’m not happy with the background colour I’m about to unpick and redo making it 14 !!!
    I must admit to admiring your incredible finished work .. : )
    best regards

    Julia Louise King
  2. What a wonderful find! Thank you so much for sharing with us . Yes, I have picked up your book, but I have not yet much more than a glance through. What wonderful embroidery and embellishing! Thank you for sharing your beautiful work with the world. Joy

    Joy Stone

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