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By September 17, 2009

I just wanted to give everyone a few hints regarding working with the patterns provided on this site. The patterns are provided free of charge, but may need a little massaging in order for them to be easier to view and work with.

The best solution would be taking a printed pattern to your local copy place and having it enlarged on a colored copier. If you have art software on your computer, you could also try enlarging the patterns using your software, printing the patterns in sections and taping the sections together to form a larger pattern.

All of the patterns are sized to fit an 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper. This means that the more detailed or larger the pattern, the smaller the squares will be on the page. Example: a pattern for a 14-inch pillow front needs to be squeezed down to fit an 8.5 x 11" piece of printer paper.

I've also just posted a new pattern for Autumn - enjoy!


September 17, 2009 at 10:09 am
(1) irene says:

Thank you for giving some options on enlarging the pattern. I’m used to the cross stitch patterns next door (lol) that can be printed out large and clear. But I forgot that square for square, those are not nearly as complex. I love your new Autumn pattern. You’re doing a great job. irene

September 22, 2009 at 12:54 pm
(2) Sharon Wheeler says:

Hi I am a new needle pointer and I am interested in
the “red work.” I have looked throuh the about site and can’t find anything on red work. Can you find a site for me on how to do red work? or can you put something on your site. Thanks Sharon

September 23, 2009 at 12:29 pm
(3) irene says:

I’ve never heard of Redwork, only blackwork which is pretty interesting stuff. I googled Redwork and found many images and well as some free patterns and sites concerning this style of embroidery. Glancing over it, it seems that you could use almost any linear design and use red floss for stitching. Maybe there’s more to it than what little I saw.

September 25, 2009 at 3:45 pm
(4) needlepoint says:

Redwork is a form of surface embroidery. There are many web sites with patterns and inspiration for this type of embroidery. Try “Redword Embroidery Patterns” as your keywords using your favorite search engine.

March 21, 2010 at 12:01 am
(5) ChrisAnn says:

redwork is one word, that’s why she’s having a problem

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