Category Archives: Free Patterns

Art Nouveau Floral

Years ago I bought Art Nouveau Floral Iron-On Transfer Patterns, by Ed Sibbett, Jr. from Dover Publications. Unfortunately, most of their iron-on transfer books seem to be discontinued, or at least not available currently. That’s sad, because I have an entire magazine box full of them and they are SO useful when I just want…

Elmow #16 – Complimentary!

Here’s a whimsical Elmow with my compliments. Thank you for your support as I share my artwork and designs with you!  My husband calls it Parrot-Cthulu. I’m not exactly sure what it is, except it came out of my sketchbook!  Use it for your technique of choice – crewel, long and short stitch, goldwork –…

Jacobean Design – Ivory Embroidery Step 2

Wow. Friday already. I didn’t realize that it was so late in the week! Where does the time go? Note: You might be interested in the first post in this series. Step 2 – Filling the Large Petals Last week I stitched the larger petals with geometric stitch patterns from Weldon’s.  I used two different…

OK… Pseudo Ivory for Winter

I still wanted to be stitching, even though I don’ thave the gold yet, and really can’t afford to order it until after the first of the year.  Ah, budgets. But then I thought. You know, I’ve got this stash. And there’s this thing called “Ivory Embroidery” that I’ve talked about before in my Weldon’s. …

Jacobean Goldwork Flower – Step 2-NOT!

OK. I was going to post the wonderful work I’d done on the goldwork flower this week. Unfortunately, I was stymied. I put Japan Gold #5 in the supply list, because I knew I had it, and I thought it would work. It doesn’t. I have it on hand because I was working on a…