Rune Ansuz (Odin’s breath) cross stitch pattern

Rune Ansuz (Odin's breath) free cross stitch pattern

Starting the last ten uncovered previously by my patterns Nordic runes, is Ansuz – the rune of Odin, the rune of power and leadership.

Ansuz in the A of the Nordic runic alphabet, and stands for Odin, the ancestral god, who is said to give first humans the gifts of life and intelligence (this is why Ansuz is sometimes called Odin’s breath). This is the rune of wisdom, that governs our abilities to put things in order and name them. And because according to many ancient myths knowing the true name of something or someone gives us power over this thing or person, Ansuz is also a rune of great power. But always remember, that with great power comes great responsibility 😉

Rune Ansuz (Odin’s breath) free cross stitch pattern
Pattern size: 36w X 49h stitches, 8 colors

Rune Ansuz (Odin's breath) free cross stitch pattern

Continue reading “Rune Ansuz (Odin’s breath) cross stitch pattern”

Fairy Alphabet X and Z

Fairy Alphabet Z free cross stitch pattern

Hooray! Today is the great day when I have made the two remaining letters in the Fairy Alphabet series. Yes, the Fairy Alphabet is now complete! 🙂 You can see the full list of charts in this post.

As for today, here are the letters X and Z. The fairy from Alpha asked me to place her on the Z pattern too, and I could not refuse 🙂

Fairy Alphabet X
Fairy Alphabet X free cross stitch pattern Continue reading “Fairy Alphabet X and Z”

Busy Bee alphabet sampler (cross stitch)

Busy Bee free cross stitch alphabet sampler

Have you noticed, that there is a new sub-category in the Patterns section of the blog? It’s called Alphabets, and if I started it, I should as well populate it 🙂 So here is a nice and simple alphabet in black and yellow, with some busy bees flying around the letters. The yellow patches on the letters represent honeycombs.

You can stitch it as a sampler, or use any letters (and bees) separately to make names or quotes.

Busy Bee alphabet sampler
Colors: black, yellow. Stitches used: full cross stitches, back stitches (bee wings)

Busy Bee free cross stitch alphabet sampler Continue reading “Busy Bee alphabet sampler (cross stitch)”

Malevitch cross stitch alphabet

Malevitch cross stitch alphabet

This alphabet can be used as a sampler of stitched in random order. It is my little tribute to the notorious work of Kazimir Malevitch, The Black Square. Well, if Malevitch was a type-face designer, he would probably create a font like this one 🙂 Every letter in this alphabet is black and square (surprise!).

Malevitch cross stitch alphabet
Size (each letter): 9 x 9 stitches, 1 color.

Malevitch cross stitch alphabet Continue reading “Malevitch cross stitch alphabet”