Free Art Nouveau patterns online

I am sure many of my readers will enjoy these copyright-free Art Nouveau patterns that I discovered on the Internet Archive website. It is a collection of patterns put together by Franciska Ruessink simply titled Art Nouveau collection 23 . I always enjoy looking out for freebies I think everyone does! …

A Free Book of out of copyright designs

A Book of designs by Mrs Watson — a 154-page collection of inked designs — was published in 1824. Design sources like this provide literally hundreds of patterns to work in embroidery, either as-is or for you to adapt to your projects. Better still, you can use these designs as …

Shin-Bijutsukai Japanese design magazine

Shin-Bijutsukai a Japanese design magazine that was published in the early 1900’s edited by illustrator and designer Korin Furuya. The magazine was published monthly and issues were bound together which have since been turned into free ebook. Copies are available as a free ebook provided by the Smithsonian Libraries, downloadable …

The Frederick Herrschner Art Needlework Supplies General Catalog free online

While browsing the net over coffee I made a wonderful discovery while poking around in the Antique Pattern library. I love finding stuff like the Art Needlework Supplies General Catalog produced by Frederick Herrschner in 1907 is a huge 242 page catalogue of embroidery patterns. So, I thought I would …

Brainerd & Armstrong’s Embroidery lessons

Brainerd & Armstrong’s Embroidery lessons with colored studies, 1908 : latest and most complete book on the subject of silk embroidery and popular fancy work is available on the Internet archive. People who use a lot of floral motifs in their projects will find the section on “Lessons in embroidering …

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 …