Where to find embroidery patterns?

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Where can i find free patterns for embroidery by hand.

Michaels has some, although several of these are ribbon embroidery or use templates you have to buy:

http://www.michaels.com/art/online/projectlist?categoryid=31

This site has a few designs.
http://www.berlinembroidery.com/freedesigns.htm

This site might have some stuff, but it's not working for me right now.
http://www.needlearts.com/

And here's one jacobean crewel work sample: http://crossstitch.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?zi=1/XJ&sdn=crossstitch&zu=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.embroiderersguild.org.uk%2Fstitch%2Fprojects%2Fcrewel%2Fcrewel.html

Another thing you can do is to take a line art design and copy it with a xerox copier, or print it with a laser printer. These both use heat sensitive toner, which can be transferred to fabric just like an iron-on design.

Google image searching on "line art" will get you a good sample of line art images to play with.

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December 15, 2012

abe @ 11:55 am #

there are lots embroidery patterns in Cambodia. Try the Russian Market. They sell a lot of those there. Patterns depends on the culture. It is not just any geometrical design but depicts symbols. Thailand, India, Philippines, even China would have different patterns that gives out meaning.
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Zyada @ 12:10 pm #

Michaels has some, although several of these are ribbon embroidery or use templates you have to buy:

http://www.michaels.com/art/online/projectlist?categoryid=31

This site has a few designs.
http://www.berlinembroidery.com/freedesigns.htm

This site might have some stuff, but it's not working for me right now.
http://www.needlearts.com/

And here's one jacobean crewel work sample: http://crossstitch.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?zi=1/XJ&sdn=crossstitch&zu=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.embroiderersguild.org.uk%2Fstitch%2Fprojects%2Fcrewel%2Fcrewel.html

Another thing you can do is to take a line art design and copy it with a xerox copier, or print it with a laser printer. These both use heat sensitive toner, which can be transferred to fabric just like an iron-on design.

Google image searching on "line art" will get you a good sample of line art images to play with.
References :

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