Category Archives: Free resources online

Blackwork Pattern Book: Ensamplario Atlantio

┬áString or Nothing has posted a brand new free blackwork pattern book, Ensamplario Atlantio! It’s pretty cool – there are over 200 patterns in there. The patterns range from simple geometric repeats to stag heads and griffins. Anyway, if you … Continue reading

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Blackwork and Color Theory

Kathy at The Unbroken Thread recently completed an absolutely beautiful blackwork piece. The first photo is the finished piece. The second photo is missing some of the border, but it is at less of an angle so you can see … Continue reading

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Turkish-esque embroidery

Ever since I ran across this etsy shop by chance, I’ve been dying to learn more about Turkish embroidery. The work there is really beautiful (shockingly expensive, too). So I’ve been desperately ransacking the internet looking for information. I still … Continue reading

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Japanese thimbles

This post is about handmade Japanese thimbles (like the one with the watermelon design)! Apparently, Japanese thimbles are rings instead of the shape I’m used to. Ma Mercerie by Chloe Patricia is a blog about all the ways you can … Continue reading

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Indian embroidery: Kutch work

This is a type of embroidery from the Indian state of Gujarat, and is especially popular in the Kutch and Bhuj regions. It’s closely related to Armenian embroidery – they both use interlaced herringbone stitch. The Indian designs tend to … Continue reading

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J. F. Ingalls Catalog, 1886

You may know this already, but I thought I’d mention that there’s a free scan of an 1886 embroidery stamping catalog available online. John Governale was kind enough to scan all 255 pages in and release them to the public … Continue reading

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Silk Ribbon embroidery tutorials

NOTE: Unfortunately the original blog disappeared ­čśŽ The website is no more. So I removed the links. I’d like to introduce y’all to a Turkish blog with some seriously beautiful silk ribbon embroidery tutorials and needlework. (Some of them are … Continue reading

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