Free ebook of Vintage Crazy Quilt Embroidery Patterns

In 1884 Mary Haehnlen wrote  A Book of Fancy Designs for Ornamenting Oriental Work. It’s a little gem because it is full of vintage Crazy Quilt embroidery patterns. I bet she never thought that over a century later, women from all over the globe would be interested in it. To …

ClipSafari for Hand Embroidery Designs

Stitchers are always looking for images that can be adapted easily and used in a hand embroidery design. ClipSafari is a site that houses images that are free to use. I browsed ClipSafari for hand embroidery designs and picked out a few images to illustrate to my readers what they will …

Free Hand Embroidery Patterns in Old French Design Book

As regular readers know I often highlight free books, patterns and resources that I discover online. On the archive.org site I discovered and French design book  the Directoire designs for textiles which has been digitised by the Internet archive. The Directoire designs for textiles is an out of copyright pattern book …

A second abstract floral hand embroidery pattern

The embroidery pattern I am sharing today matches or rhymes with the pattern I shared last month. If you ever want to browse what I have shared in the past in the way of freebies take a look at the Free patterns category. Designs like this are ideal to use …

Abstract Floral Hand Embroidery Pattern

I have another of my embroidery designs today. This type of pattern could be used on just about anything. It would work well on small items like a bag,sewing caddy, needlebook,  or book cover. Designs like this are also ideal to use on a crazy quilt block. For this pattern I would choose a thread with a …