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 …

Delightful hand embroidery patterns that are free

The Antique pattern Library  have published some delightful hand embroidery patterns that are free to use. You will find them listed as E-CL016 Iron-on transfer patterns or simply follow the link This set of vintage  iron-on patterns would be suitable for beginners as most can be worked in stitches such as chain stitch, detached …

More Monograms for Hand Embroidery

The Antique Pattern Library announced the availability of another free ebook. This publication is listed as Album d’Alphabets et de Monogrammes No.2. It is a 101 page collection of Monogram designs. The scans are clear and well produced. As time goes on and the more I work my long band …

A Handbook of Lettering for Stitchers

A Handbook of Lettering for Stitchers reaches outrageous prices on Amazon. I have seen it priced at well over $100. To be honest it is a good book but it not worth that, particularly since it is now out of copyright and Public Collectors  host a pdf copy for free. …

A collection of Free Hand Embroidery patterns

I have found another collection of free hand embroidery patterns hosted by the Antique Pattern Library. These are real gems, so in the spirit of sharing I am providing some eye candy from the collection so you can see if it will suit you needs. The Antique pattern library provide …