The Antique Pattern Library has scads of PDFs of charming original vintage hand-stitching patterns. Everything looks betters when festooned with frolicking picnickers, chubby cherubs and graceful leaf borders; we adore this collection of Victorian-style designs, with netting , filet crochet, and cross-stitch instructions. Filet-Arbeiten, Heft III by Marie Niedner, c. 1921. Scans donated by Sytske Wijnsma and edited Judith Adele 2006. Aida cloth is available on Britex Fabrics’ 4th floor, and needles and floss is available on our 3rd floor.
Direct from the uber talented gal at Hancock’s House of Happy in the United Kingdom, comes this free cross-stitch chart featuring vintage Pyrex patterns. Vintage Pyrex kitchenware is so fabulously collectable right now, and makes me nostalgic for childhood; mixing up crazy overstuffed oatmeal cookies stiff with raisins, walnuts, coconut, and chocolate chips, or licking the bowl clean of stray devil’s food cake batter. Yum! A cross-stitched collection of Pyrex patterns would look wonderful stitched on the borders of kitchen towels, accenting pot-holders, or framed as a kitchen sampler. Pass the cookies and tea! Aida cloth is available on Britex Fabrics’ 4th floor, and needles and floss is available on our 3rd floor.