Sunday, December 21, 2008

Pattern: Russian folk embroidery (#1)

Update 4/26/09: This pattern has also been posted as a cross-stitch pattern here.

A new pattern from Russian folk embroidery, based on images from the NYPL Digital Gallery (this one is in the top right corner):

Source: Obraztsy starinnago narodnoe uzornago shit'ia i kruzhev iz kollektsii K. Dalmatova.
Image ID: 55319
Kontsy ot polotenets beloi s krasnoi vystrochki Tverskoi gubernii. [Towel end from Tver province embroidered in red hemstitch.] (1893-94)

I charted this using an upright cross stitch because that is my best guess from the picture. I don't have any other evidence that it's correct.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Xmas cross-stitch pattern

For Xmas, an original pattern: a Xmas tree made of bells, might be good for a card or an ornament: