Birds, fishes, wild animals, Russian patterns, houses.
All kinds of free DMC patterns, cross-stitch patterns, designs and motifs.
You can use small parts of an embroidery or cross-stitch pattern for your knitting project, or on your knitted garment.
Let your fantasy run free and create the greatest garments.
Embroidery thread is yarn that is manufactured or hand-spun specifically for embroidery and other forms
Threads for hand embroidery include:
Embroidery floss or stranded cotton is a loosely twisted, slightly glossy 6-strand thread, usually of cotton but
also manufactured in silk and rayon.
Cotton floss is the standard thread for cross-stitch. Extremely shiny rayon floss is characteristic of Brazilian embroidery.
Perle cotton, pearl cotton, or French coton perlé is an S-twisted, 2-ply thread with high sheen, sold in three sizes
or weights (No. 3, 5, and 8, with 3 being the heaviest).
Matte embroidery cotton or French coton à broder is a matte-finish (not glossy) twisted 5-ply thread.
Medici or broder medici is a fine, light-weight wool thread formerly manufactured by DMC Group
Crewel yarn is a fine 2-ply yarn of wool or a (less often) wool-like acrylic
Persian yarn is a loosely twisted 3-strand yarn of wool or acrylic, often used for needlepoint
Tapestry yarn or tapestry wool is a tightly twisted 4-ply yarn
DMC cross stitch patterns ( art nouveau ) free DMC patterns
real Dutch antique scenes
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DMC cross stitch patterns ( art nouveau )
There are many different types of cross-stitching and embroidery yarns, and a multitude of companies that produce
them. What is the difference between them and their yarns?
Let 's look closely at two of these major companies, both producing high quality yarns, doing a comparison study
between them at the end.
First of all, let 's look at the yarn company DMC, or Dollfus-Mieg & Compagnie, named after Daniel Dollfus and his wife,
Anne-Marie Mieg. The custom in those days in France was for the husband to join the wife 's maiden name to his
own, which was how in 1800, DMC became the trade name for a previously existing family company.
But it wasn't until a short time later that they discovered John Mercer 's invention of "mercerising" the thread --
the process of passing the cotton thread through caustic soda, which modified the cotton, giving it strength,
longevity, and a silky appearance; the production of their yarns and threads began at this time.
During this same time, a close friendship developed between Jean Dollfus, the uncle of Daniel Dollfus-Mieg, and
Therese de Dillmont, a famous woman embroider of the time. She moved to Dornach, close to their factory in Mulhouse,
and founded an embroidery school, which worked hand in hand with DMC. She later produced her famous book, the
Encyclopedia of Ladies' Handicrafts, in 1886, which was translated and sold in seventeen countries.
By combining DMC with her embroidery school, they became the giant of needlework and yarns until the onset of
the first-world war in 1914. They were known for their high quality, creativity, and high standards.
The fabrics and yarns used in traditional embroidery vary from place to place.
Wool, linen, and silk have been in use for thousands of years for both fabric and yarn.
Today, embroidery thread is manufactured in cotton, rayon, and novelty yarns as well as in traditional wool,
linen, and silk. Ribbon embroidery uses narrow ribbon in silk or silk/organza blend ribbon, most commonly to
create floral motifs.
Antique Russian cross-stitch
patterns I think they are great knitting patterns too
Antique Dutch cross stitch patterns ( we call them ; merklappen )
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Large stitching charts for cute scenes ( no more than 16 colors )