Starting Hardanger Embroidery with a Butterfly Pattern

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Welcome to this Friday’s VTNS (Vintage Textile and Needlework Sellers) Fan Freebie!

I found a beautiful butterfly pattern in hardanger embroidery that includes four pages of instruction called, Starting Hardanger Embroidery. It’s from a Home Art Series booklet edited by Flora Klickmann titled Hardanger and Cross Stitch.

Hardanger Butterflies Embroidery Butterfly - Vintage Crafts and More

There are several things you can do with this butterfly. Make it a corner border like the photo below, add it to clothing, a handkerchief or guest towel.

Hardanger Butterfly - Vintage Crafts and MoreHardanger Butterflies Embroidery - Vintage Crafts and More

To save the instructions for the butterfly pattern, simply click on it, it will open in another window and there you can save or print it.

For more information on hardanger embroidery check out my previous blog post, Beginning Guide to Hardanger Embroidery Stitches.

Here’s the PDF file:

Starting Hardanger Embroidery

The pattern is in PDF format so to read it you’ll need the Adobe Reader software on your computer. Most computers come with it, but it is free and can be found here.

Download Instructions: Right-Click the link and select either “save target as” or “save link as” depending on what browser you are using or simply click on it and save or print.

Please share your favorite needlework hints, tips and projects in the comments below or with us on our Facebook Fanpage.

Enjoy!

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Daffodil Luncheon Set Cross Stitch Embroidery Pattern

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Welcome to the VTNS Fan Freebie!

Today’s freebie is from an early 1900’s Star Needlework Journal. I have quite a few Star Needlework Journals and I love flipping through the pages seeing all of the different kinds of projects in them.

This one is a cross stitched Daffodil Luncheon Set. Designs for a tablecloth and napkins. It’s pictured on the front cover.

Daffodil Luncheon Set Star Needlework Journal

A linen with an even weave is used for the cross stitching. The project uses American Thread Company’s “Silkline” Art Thread and Crochet Cotton.

Since the American Thread Company has been out of business for a long time, I don’t have a conversion chart for the numbers but the colors are listed next to the symbols.

Here are the diagrams and instructions:

Daffodil Luncheon Set Cross Stitch Embroidery Pattern

The PDF file is below:

Daffodil Luncheon Set Cross Stitch Embroidery Pattern

The pattern sheet is in PDF format so to download it you’ll need the Adobe Reader software on your computer. Most computers come with it, but it is free and can be found here. There are also free Adobe Reader Apps for mobile devices.

Download Instructions: Right-Click the link and select either “save target as” or “save link as” depending on what browser you are using or simply click on it and save or print.

Please share your favorite needlework hints, tips and projects in the comments below or with us on Facebook.

Enjoy!