Free Vintage Embroidery Pattern for Hand Stitching

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Welcome to this Friday’s VTNS Fan Freebie!

Today’s embroidery image is taken from a Godey’s or Peterson’s Ladies Magazine. The magazine is most likely from the 1800’s. It was a loose sheet so I don’t have the exact date of the pattern.

Antique Floral Embroidery Pattern for Edging - Vintage Crafts and More

The page states, “Embroidery for Infant’s Robe”. There are several stitches you could use to fill the pretty petite flowers, leaves and dots; lazy daisy, satin stitch and french knots to name a few. This earlier post has a how-to page of embroidery stitches included.

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Silk Embroidery Flower Pattern Lovely 1800s Lily of the Valley

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lily of the valley embroidery pattern vintage crafts and more

 

I’m sharing an old but very pretty embroidery design for the flower, Lily of the Valley. It’s suggested to use silk floss and to embroider it on a baby shirt or blanket, but it would also be pretty on a table topper or blouse.

The birth flower of May (little early on this one). In the Victorian language of flowers, lily of the valley meant “return of happiness.”  It also symbolizes purity and sweetness.

 

 
When this was printed in the Godey’s Lady’s Book and Magazine, silk flosses had a beautiful high sheen that enhanced any project. You can still find some antique silk floss to buy on the internet. Many of the embroidery threads today are made of a silk rayon rather than 100% silk, making them more affordable but still giving a pretty sheen to your embroidery work compared to cotton floss.

From the late 1800’s to the early 1900’s there was an era of embroidery called “Silk Art” or “Society Silk” embroidery. This style of embroidery, much like needlepainting, was done mainly as florals on linen using fine silks. Donna Cardwell has written a book, Silk Art Embroidery: A Woman’s History of Ornament and Empowerment, that contains an interesting history as-well-as information on technique. A great source if you collect Victorian era hand embroidered linens.

 

Lily of the Valley Embroidery Pattern - Vintage Crafts and More

By right clicking on the image you can choose to “Save Image As” or click on the image, it will open in a new window to print or save for later.

Find similar embroidery patterns to this one in my ebook of designs from 1859 Ladies Peterson’s Magazines. You can find the information on it here.

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1800s Peterson’s Ladies Magazine Christmas Purse Pattern

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Welcome to this week’s VTNS Fan Freebie Christmas in July vintage pattern!

This beautiful pattern for a Christmas Purse is torn out of an 1800’s Peterson’s Ladies Magazine. I have several loose pages I purchased several years ago.

1800s Petersons Ladies Magazine Christmas Purse Pattern - Vintage Crafts and More

This pretty purse caught my eye because of the lovely design and colors. It could be done in needlepoint, cross stitch or even beading.

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