Arctic Animals in Cross Stitch Polar Bear Penguins Walrus Seals

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Arctic Animals in Cross Stitch

If you’ve read this blog before, you know I love and have shared often the work of Thérèse de Dillmont. Especially the DMC cross stitch booklets she authored.

I’ve found some wonderful Arctic Animals in cross stitch from the D.M.C. booklet Point de Marque Series 5. It was first published in 1920. The entire book’s charts are in an Art Deco style. This is Plate 12 of the booklet that has several patterns of Arctic animals in cross stitch: Penguins, Seals, Walruses, and Polar Bears.


Arctic Animals in cross stitch

Individual Charts

If you’re only interested in one of the animal charts, I’ve scanned each individually for you.

Arctic Animals Seals Cross Stitch

Arctic Animals in cross stitch Polar Bears

Arctic Animals in Cross Stitch Penguins

Arctic Animals in cross stitch Walrus

Download Instructions: Right-Click on the image and select either “save link as” or “save image as” depending on what browser you are using. You can also click on the image, it will open in a new tab and save it from there.

Where Can I Find This Booklet

Look no further than the Antique Pattern Library for a PDF copy of the original booklet.

Also DMC has charted several pages from this booklet and other Point de Marque booklets for a free download. You’ll find them on their website.

This is the Jungle Animals:


DMC Free Jungle Animal Cross Stitch Chart

They also have a republished copy of a Vintage DMC Point De Marque Series 5 for sale for $10.00. It’s printed on thick card stock and is spiral bound, unlike the original that was on light paper and stapled. There is free shipping on orders over $20 within the US.

Stitch Sketch

While researching this set of cross stitch patterns I came across several items on Pinterest. One of them was of particular interest. It uses an App called Stitch Sketch for designing your own charts on your iPhone or iPad. It has quite a few features.

The App does cost $7.99 so I haven’t downloaded and used it yet. The Ratings are pretty good, 4.1 out of 5. Search for it in the iTunes App Store.

Here are a couple samples I found of Stitch Sketch:

Penguin and Polar Bear Stitch Sketch

The Stitch Sketch App was developed by the same people that created KG-Chart for Cross Stitch software for the computer. It’s $35, but there’s a 30-day trial version you can test out to make sure it works with your computer.

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  1. Kristin says:

    Oh the APL is a site I visit often, but I haven’t seen these yet. Can you believe how detailed they are? When I first saw them on this page I thought “well these are modern..” no, they’re almost one hundred years old. If you look for modern x stitch designs now they are much more simplified, rudimentary in fact. And they are written with instructions and pictures as if designed for a small child to follow, but are for adults. Do you know what I mean?

    these patterns you choose are so good.

    PS I know you folks are in to vintage textiles. Well, I just bought 6 full square yards of silk, real silk that is, with metallic embroidered border from a thrift store and it still has it’s Bangalore price tag on it. If you want to see it here’s a link to my flickr I would much rather use the things I find than sell them. I would not find this textile for sale, anywhere but perhaps NYC or in India? If you can tell me anything about it Ms Debra, I’d sure appreciate it. I plan on doing a nice long skirt with it.

    Sorry for rambling on, I do not have a Facebook or those things so I can’t chat there.

    • Debra says:

      Hi Kristin, Thanks, I know what you mean, at first glance they look modern to me too. It’s amazing the charts and diagrams you can find from 100 years ago. That silk is beautiful. I don’t know much about it, but with that tag it must’ve been made in India. It will make a beautiful skirt. I actually started selling because my collection of crafting supplies, old pattern books and fabrics had gotten too big. Had to make money and room for more. 🙂

      • Kristin says:

        You know Debra, my stash of crafting stuff is also becoming too large. Many times I will see an item for sale in a thrift store, and it will be enclosed in a package with other things that I do *not* want, but I am forced to buy the entire thing. I end up with duplicates of things I already own, or more items than I planned on purchasing. I put those on Etsy- they’re all at least 30 years old. I think I am the luckiest person when it comes to shopping, truly -it is as if there’s an angel on my shoulder that fills my wish list and sprinkles them in shops I frequent. It is uncanny. PS- I am about to send you an email- look for it in case it goes to Spam.


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