All posts filed under: Free Patterns

I use PC stitch software to chart patterns for embroidery I find on museum websites. I’ll also post free historic embroidery patterns from around the web.

FREE PATTERN: Hmong Hat, Textile Museum of Canada

  Source: Hmong hat, 1930-1970. Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto.  Hmong embroideries and textiles are called pa ndau or ‘flower cloth’ because of the bright, contrasting colours. This hat is looking a bit faded – it must have been well loved! To see some more of these fabulous hats check […]

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FREE PATTERN: Tudor Rose, 1749, V&A

Source: Embroidered sampler, 1749. Victoria and Albert Museum, London  This tudor rose motif is from a British sampler dated 1749. Check it out on the V&A’s site for more info. I learned quite a bit about samplers while interning at the Harris Museum & Art Gallery in Preston, UK. […]