1871 cross stitch pattern from a book on Russian folklore. Quick and easy little one-color pattern of a stylized bird with a dramatic wing and tail.
Learn the art of embroidery.
Fine ladies of the realm could often be found stitching away at an embroidery. As ladies were extremely limited in what society permitted them to do, embroidery was something that proved to be both a practical and a dainty way for them to spend their time.
Embroidery stitches can be used to embellish clothing, pillows, quilts and just about anything in the fiber arts. Mixed media artist even sew on cardstock. There are thousands of named stitches but for now, we’ll just explore some of the more commonly used ones. We’ll also be including some vintage embroidery and cross stitch patterns that you can use freely in your own projects.
My first foray into punch needling with a cute pink flamingo pattern from Dimensions.
An impulse buy of a needle punch kit at Christmas and the purchase a Dimensions needle punch - my thoughts on the needle and classical embroidery technique.
Four designs that were part of a book on learning to draw are great floral embroidery designs for quilts, embroidery projects or felt-work.
A vintage embroidery pattern gets a modern interpretation with this Christmas Palm Tree embroidery pattern from The Crafty Tipster and her Mom.
A bit of scrap fabric and an embroidery hoop might just be the secret to speeding up your projects and making them a bit more durable.
A quick, easy and cheap way to thread beads onto yarn or thread when your needle is either too big for the beads or too small for the thread.
This embroidery pattern may be over 100 years old but its appeal is timeless. This cross stitch bug pattern is easy to stitch and quite pretty when done.
This is the first of what will hopefully be many repeating cross stitch background patterns that I will be sharing with everyone. This one was originally designed by Therese de Dillmont.
Our second cross stitch alphabet pattern is for another vintage design. It stitches up somewhat large which would make it better suited for monograms and crafts than a traditional cross-stitch sampler.