Remember, I promised to complete the whole runic series by the end of summer? I hope you don’t remember that vow, because I’m seriously out of schedule with six more runes to go, and the summer is almost over. But still, as I just wrote, only six more runes to go: that means that 18 runes are adapted into patterns already, and that’s a lot!
Today I made (very true to season!) Jera rune.
Jera rune free cross stitch pattern
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Good news at last! Last week I finally completed the Vault dwellers couple for my sister. And it would be a post of pride if I hadn’t forgotten to make a photo 🙂 But I did, and as for now the finished work is being framed (not in detective stories kind of way) – so no photos until next week. Anyway, the whole picture looks great and I really hope that Katie will like it as much as I did 🙂
So this week I started something new. This is a pattern with different types of trees that I designed for my Etsy shop. Somehow I decided to stitch it first and post on Etsy after – no idea why. It is very small and I hope to use it for a postcard.
Progress so far:
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I guess the title says it all 🙂 Today’s freebie is an adaptation of a vintage poster promoting healthy food, namely apples and grapes. The image and lettering in it are a great example of negative space.
The pattern is dextremely easy: three colors only. Use off-white or cream canvas for more authentic vintage look.
Eat Fruit Be Healthy: vintage poster cross stitch pattern
Pattern size: 78 X 122 stitches
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The name says it all: here is a new freebie, and it is heavily inspired by beautiful work of William Morris. I have seen some of his amazing gobelins when a large Pre-Rafaelite collection was exhibited in Pushkin art museum in Moscow. The whole exhibition was an overwhelming experience!
Folk roses cross stitch pattern
Pattern size: 100 * 76 stitches, 6 colors (appr 18.14 * 13.8 cm on Aida #14)
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Usually I post cross stitch freebies on Tuesdays, but yesterday was somewhat intense – and because of that I made a freebie today (and that is so not OCD, I’m really impressed by myself). Anyway, today I turned into a pattern this public domain image (sending my regards to the unknown author!) with beautiful Hibiscus flowers. It came out very light and easy, with less than ten colors of floss used.
Hibiscus flowers free cross stitch pattern
Pattern size: 89 X 72 Stitches (appr 16 x 13 cm on #14 Aida), 7 colors
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A couple of weeks ago I posted a poll, asking all my readers about their favourite themes for cross stitching. Now I know that you like to cross stitch flowers :), therefore today’s freebie is flower. (And yes, I love flowers too!) It is a pattern that can be used for a bookmark or as a motif.
The flower is adapted from one of the 19th century folk artworks of John van Minian.
Primitive art flower cross stitch bookmark pattern
Pattern size: 30w X 151h stitches, 8 colors
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First of all I want to thank all of my readers, who responded to the recent poll about your favourite cross stitch motifs. It seems for now, that most of you love to cross stitch flowers 🙂 Oh, I love them too! so on the coming week I promise to make a flower freebie for you.
Meanwhile today’s free patterns is once again a Norse rune.
Rune Ehwaz cross stitch pattern
Pattern size: 36w X 49h stitches, 7 colors
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