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Please Help Find Embroidery Patterns

Fayetteville, AR(Zone 7b)

I am trying to find embroidery patters. I've asked, googled, ebayed, shopped, yahood, and went to fabric stores online and in person looking for larger embroidery patters, like sizes and patterns that you find in cross-stitching.

(Marion) Havana, FL(Zone 8b)

Depending on the subject matter, have you tired making your own with coloring books and transfer pen/paper?

Dublin, CA(Zone 9a)

When I google cross stitch patterns there are tons and tons of hits--is there something particular you're looking for?

Fayetteville, AR(Zone 7b)

There are tons and tons of cross stitch, but not embroidery. I bought a cross stitch Tigger and started sewing it and discovered that I can't stand cross stitching LOL
I'm wanting to do Christmas presents because I have to mail to a lot of people in CA and that's very light weight and neat.
I'm looking for Harley Davidsons, Bald Eagles, and Beagles (quite the combination LOL)

(Marion) Havana, FL(Zone 8b)

Believe it or not but you used to find embroidery patterns in the pattern books at the fabric stores--ie: Simplicity, McCalls etc. Haven't done any in a long time so I don't know if they are still there or not. Good Luck with your search.

Fayetteville, AR(Zone 7b)

Huh, I never thought about books at the fabric store. I'll check them out!

(Marion) Havana, FL(Zone 8b)

good luck!

Fayetteville, AR(Zone 7b)

Thanks!! I need all the luck I can get :-)

Marilyn Glen st. Mar, FL(Zone 9a)

Are you looking for antique type embroidery patterns? I have one of a peacock, some tea towels, the Lord standing with a Lamb in His arms,, and I believe I may have one of some horses,,,they've been boxed for so many years,,but if that's what you are interested in,,I can dig them out. I was always going to do the peacock,,,but alas, time just isn't enough,,,

Booneville, AR

hi i have found patterns at , ladies in red, free coloring pages.com, fairy children.com,quiltersmuse.com,prime mart.com, mulberrystr.com,sewterific.com,nutmeggnook.com,grandmasatticquilting. that will give you a good start.hope you have fun.

Fayetteville, AR(Zone 7b)

If ya'll are still here lurking among the threads I finally have time to continue my endeavor. I had to have emergency surgery that took all of my time off work to do my sewing, then the holidays showed up out of no where, now I'm ready to start a new slate for 2009! I know what you mean by no time!

I'm going to check out those websites littlenettie.

mcrochet if you want to send me some of those I'd be happy to take them off of your hands, if you really don't want them. If you want to be reimbursed for them and I'll pay for postage too.

Marilyn Glen st. Mar, FL(Zone 9a)

I sure will be glad to send them to . D-mail me your mailing address and I'll send them your way.

Youngstown, NY

This is how I find them.
Go to this site
http://elementalstitches.typepad.com/my_weblog/2008/12/free-embroidery-pattern-snow-city.html
On the left hand sidebar there are bloggers. Click on anyone of them. You can spen hours looking and downloading patterns. Each blogger has more bloggers. Its a lot of fun and soon you will pick out some favorites to revisit.

Youngstown, NY

just found this. Lots of free patterns for embroidery and other crafts.
http://elementalstitches.typepad.com/my_weblog/2008/12/free-embroidery-pattern-snow-city.html

Marietta, OH(Zone 6a)

just to jump in here, I've been getting them off Ebay. type in Aunt Martha's transfers, embroidery transfers, or whatever.. there are plenty on there.Some of the Ebay dealers have lots of maybe 8-10 different transfers, some of them are bids, some are 'buy now' deals. I've purchased old ones, used ones, new ones, etc. and the transfer ink is still good. One dealer sent copies of old vintage designs that can be copied with marking pencils, but it still didn't cost that much. Another good place to look is antique shops, I've found packets of them there. Used to buy them at the older Wmarts in the sewing dept and Joann's.

Other sites:
http://www.colonialpatterns.com/index.php?cPath=21&osCsid=24b687ea73c61ddb9083859fa478bbbe

http://www.acmenotions.com/aumahotirtr.html

http://www.herrschners.com/dept/Stamped+Stitchery.aspx

http://www.clotilde.com/list.html?cat_id=161


But if you don't mind making your own, the suggestions of color books, or design books can be very useful to make your own, using paper and tracing pencils, or a light box. Here is a link to a hot iron transfer pencil, I bought one of these years ago, they sure come in handy on some of the older transfers that are getting poo-d out, or when you're designing/tracing your own:

http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog.jsp?CATID=cat3423&PRODID=prd11597

Good luck, and have fun!
Kathy

This message was edited Aug 10, 2009 10:57 PM

Youngstown, NY

Here are some more freebies.

http://www.flickr.com/groups/341081@N20/pool/

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