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 …

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 …

Ebook of blackwork patterns

Kim over at String or Nothing has generously released a book of free black work patterns titled  Ensamplario Atlantio: Being a Collection of Filling Patterns Suitable for Blackwork Embroidery. I know the title  sounds a mouthful, but there are some great traditional patterns in this ebook. This 40 page, Ebook of blackwork …