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I learned to embroider when I was a kid, when everyone was really into cross stitch (remember the '80s?). Eventually, I migrated to surface embroidery, teaching myself with whatever I could get my hands on...read more

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Great Online Source for Free Embroidery Patterns


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I like expanding my list of online sources for Free Embroidery Patterns. So here’s a fun site – you could get lost in it, as it’s got All Kinds of Stuff besides embroidery on it: tips for just about … well, anything!

TipNut has a categorized list of tips and tricks and shortcuts and saving solutions and craft projects and embroidery patterns and crochet information and do-it-yourself projects … and… and… and the list goes on and on! It’s a fun site, and a super-duper clever idea for organizing all those interesting tips one builds up over the years – whether online or in writing. Whoever’s behind TipNut is brilliant! (Well, if nothing else, you’ve got to love the name!)

There are plenty of embroidery pattern links on TipNut – lots of vintage ones. You’ll also find a good page of links to various sites for organizing your sewing and needlework area. But what drew me to the site was the list of tutorials for needle books and needle cases.

Browse about the site for a bit – you will probably enjoy it. My tip: don’t spend tooooo much time browsing, or you’ll forget to get back to your needle ‘n thread!

Back to cramming!



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  1. Thank you for the cross pattern, I will adapt it because I needed a cross for the middle of my purificators that I’m hand stitching.

    you have helped me so much.
    Every Blessing,
    St John the Baptist, Felixstowe.

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