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Nativity Embroidery Part 1
Stitch along with us as we make a soft, colored creche for Christmas. This Nativity Set is embroidered on plainweave fabric using a variety of embroidery stitches. After removing the embroidery pattern markings, the pieces are filled with color using PrismaColor Artists' Pencils.
Nativity Embroidery Part 2
Stitch along with us as we make a soft, colored Nativity Set (creche) for Christmas. This section contains the patterns for Mary, Baby Jesus and Joseph, as well as a grouping of the Holy Family you can work in embroidery stitches and enhance with color.
Nativity Embroidery Part 3
Part 3 of the Nativity Series features the individual patterns for the Three Magi/Three Kings/Three Wise Men, as well as a group portrait of the figures. The Three figures - Melchior, Balthasar and Gaspar - as well as a grouping of the three wise men can be worked in a variety of basic embroidery stitches and enhanced with color.
Nativity Embroidery Part 4
Part 4 of the Embroidered Nativity Series features three different Angel characters, each in a different pose, as well as a grouping of the three. The figures can be worked in a variety of basic embroidery stitches and enhanced with color by referring to Part 1. You will also find a list of materials needed, and information on how to transfer the designs, prepare the fabric for coloring, and using the colored pencils to color the background areas in that section.
Paisley Hearts 3-Piece Pattern Set
Work this 3-piece set of free patterns for Valentine's Day. Each design features a different paisley motif that can be worked in redwork embroidery, or stitch it in your favorite color combination. The designs can be finished as ornaments or framed and make the perfect Valentine for a special friend.
This embroidery pattern featuring a prancing deer can be worked in nearly any technique! In this sample, I've worked the same deer in surface embroidery, crewel stitches, and basic pulled thread stitches.
Red Mini Sampler
Stitch a little red sampler pattern using just one color of floss on evenweave or aida fabric. When worked on 14-count aida or 28 count linen, the tiny design measures just 2 x 3 inches.
Pumpkin Square Pattern
Celebrate the coming of Fall by stitching a plump Autumn Pumpkin with a square border using traditional embroidery stitches, worked in wool threads on a rustic linen background.
Pumpkin Wreath and Border
Stitch a project featuring the bounty of an Autumn pumpkin patch! This free pattern for a Pumpkin Patch Wreath featuring optional jack o'lantern faces accented with billowing fall leaves and delicate curving tendrils. Patterns for a coordinating border with a corner, as well as two matching spot motifs are also included.
Redwork Alphabet Series - Part 1
Use basic embroidery stitches to create a Redwork Alphabet using this free pattern series. Each letter in the allphabet fits a 5-inch square. This section includes the General Directions and letters A thorugh G.
Redwork Alphabet Series - Part 2
Use basic embroidery stitches to create a Redwork Alphabet using this free pattern series. Each letter in the allphabet fits a 5-inch square. This section includes the letters H thorugh N.
Redwork Alphabet Series - Part 3
Use basic embroidery stitches to create a Redwork Alphabet using this free pattern series. Each letter in the allphabet fits a 5-inch square. This section includes the letters O thorugh U.
Redwork Alphabet Series - Part 4
This is the Part of the four-part pattern eries using basic embroidery stitches to create a Redwork Alphabet. Each letter in the allphabet fits a 5-inch square. This section includes the letters V through Z, along with two corner filler blocks and a suggested layout.
Sashiko Embroidery Patterns - Set 1
Sashiko is a form of Japanese embroidery using the running stitch to create a patterned background. The Japanese word Sashiko means "little stabs" and refers to the small stitches used in this form of needlework. Here you will find eight free pattterns so you can try sashiko embroidery.
Sashiko Embroidery Patterns - Set 2
Sashiko is a form of Japanese embroidery using the running stitch to create a patterned background. The Japanese word Sashiko means "little stabs" and refers to the small stitches used in this form of needlework. Here you will find the second set of eight free pattterns so you can try sashiko embroidery.
Looking for a perfect Back-To-School project? You can stitch this easy sampler using simple, basic hand embroidery stitches including back stitch, French knots and lazy daisy surface embroidery stitches. After the stitching has been completed, enhance the Schoolhouse Sampler project with artists' pencils.
Seattle Space Needle Embroidery Pattern
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Seattle Space Needle by working this hand embroidery design in your favorite surface embroidery stitches. The free Seattle Space Needle pattern can be worked in a solid color or multiple colors. The raindrops can be eliminated for a sunny Seattle day.
Work this Shamrock hand embroidery pattern using a single color of variegated or overdyed embroidery thread using basic surface embroidery stitches. The pattern can be enlarged or reduced to fit any size of square frame. Accent the finished embroidery design using glass seed beads.
Smiling Hello Surface Embroidery Pattern
Make this simple project featuring a smiling face bidding you a friendly hello, using basic embroidery stitches and iron-on transfer pencils.
This vintage-style pattern for a hand embroidered alphabet with optional flowers is worked using easy surface embroidery stitches and no-count cross stitch. Use all the letters together as a sampler, or use them individually create monograms or personalized projects.
These fun little ornaments are shaped like gift tags and can be stitched using a variety of surface embroidery stitches. You can finish them as ornaments for the tree, or as gift tags - even as holiday name tags. Refer to the stitch key for suggested stitches to use when working this hand embroidery pattern.
Thistle Butter Mould Pattern
This free hand embroidery pattern features a thistle flower - the symbol of Scotland - and is worked in basic surface embroidery stitches including stem stitch, detached chain stitch, French knots, satin stitch and a simple laid filling.
These two little Tropical Fish are different, but were both worked using the pattern in the next step. The difference between them results from using a variety of tropical colors of thread, and selecting different surface embroidery stitches for each version of the fish. It's amazing how different two items can be just by making a few small changes.
Turkey - Gobble 'til You Wobble Embroidery Pattern
The Gobble 'til You Wobble embroidery pattern features an over-stuffed turkey teetering on his skinny legs after partaking in a Thanksgiving feast. Stitch the wobbly bird in a variety of easy hand embroidery stitches on a plainweave fabric like broadcloth or muslin, or work the turkey on a pre-made kitchen towel or table runnner. The bird can...
Stitch a Suzani pattern using a traditional motif. The Uzbek women of Uzbekistan and the Khojand Province of Tajikistan in central Asia are known for their beautiful embroidered Suzani panels, worked in silk threads on a heavy cotton or silk/cotton blend fabric background.