Free embroidery designs and lessons

Free embroidery designs are a great way to learn hand embroidery.

Free patterns can be found on this site for all sorts of needlework techniques, including...


Cross Stitch




Stumpwork & Needlelace


Something for everyone...and more are added regularly.

Free blackwork patterns

It is possible to create intricate patterns using a single colour of thread with these free embroidery designs for blackwork.

Cross stitch freebies

Counted cross stitch is simple but like anything new, clear instructions and tips can help you get started.


A complete free mini course for you in these free embroidery patterns in hardanger.

hardanger bookmark freebie

Free embroidery patterns for whitework

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