Thrifty Thursdays for embroidery...
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|Thu, 03-07-2013 - 10:44am|
Since the folder in which Thrifty Thrusday was posted had been deleted - no explanation given (since restored, but I don't know for how long), I have decided to post all freebies for patterns in their repctive folders. Given, however, the difficulty in keeping threads organized with long sequences of posts, I will attempt the same thing here I am doing with weekly tips and tutorials ---a single, edited post for each main category.
In the past, if my memory serves me correctly --- the main freebie categories for embroidery were cross-stitch patterns and machine emrbodiery patterns, although there were a few blackwork patterns scattered throughout as well. So this thread will have, at a minimum, those three posts to this OP... I will add more if needed as I become aware of more freebie links.
EDITED TO ADD: After one week, I can see that some of these pattern lists are getting quite long adn unwieldy so I will resort of quarterly listings for some and date them accordingly... The Free Embroidery and Cross Stitch patterns, for example, are now dated... and new listings for the next quarter will be posted here. In that way, you can also judge whether there are chances that links are broken.
IF you find broken links, PLEASE let me know and I will remove them or try find the right url...
Also, in the intest of my own schedule, I am only retireving freebies from the first of the year (2013) so if you are interested in any older freebeis, grab them while you can!
Herrschners maintains an archive of free patterns which includes cross stitch and other needlework: http://www.herrschners.com/freeprojects.aspx
Stitch Direct in the UK has a free patterns page: http://www.stitchdirect.com/index.php/catalogsearch/result/?q=free+patterns Lots of blackwork, for example...
Hobby Lobby has a "Project Inspriation" page that features fabric, needleart and wearable projects as well as other categories that may also have stitchery features: http://www.hobbylobby.com/project_inspiration/projects/projects_by_category_landing.cfm?menu=4
Michaels also has a projects page which includes yarn and needlecrafts: http://www.michaels.com/Yarn-Needle-Crafts/projects-yarnandneedlecrafts,default,sc.html
Bella Online has a post with a list of links to freebies, mostly cross stitch but also other genres: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art180011.asp/zzz
Rainbow Gallery has freebies for Cross-stitch, Needlepoint, Plastic Canvas, Blackwork and Hardanger: http://www.rainbowgallery.com/freechart.cfm
Imaginesque has pages and pages of freebies, for blackwork: http://imaginesque.blogspot.com/search/label/blackwork, cross stitch: http://imaginesque.blogspot.com/search/label/cross%20stitch, and free embroidery: http://imaginesque.blogspot.com/search/label/embroidery