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I learned to embroider when I was a kid, when everyone was really into cross stitch (remember the '80s?). Eventually, I migrated to surface embroidery, teaching myself with whatever I could get my hands on...read more

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Free Hand Embroidery Pattern: Bookmark or ?

 

While sorting through my hand embroidery patterns, I came across one that was a little more complex than this one below. But in looking at it, I saw how it could be taken apart for a simpler design.

This embroidery design below struck me as a rather good one for a bookmark worked on linen. It must just be the shape!

Once you save the design, you can rotate it for a horizontal row. Repeats can easily be added by tracing, to get a longer motif. Don’t limit yourself to merely bookmarks – this would look great on the edge of pillow cases or on a hand towel!

Enjoy!

For more free hand embroidery patterns, please visit my index of hand embroidery patterns.

 
 

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  1. Thank you for this pattern! It’s exactly what I need for a crewel-work border for my Bathroom Curtains. I’ve already found the dark taupe wool and just need to pick out the curtain fabric. I’m leaning towards a light weight natural duck or monkscloth. I’ve looked high and low for ready made or even drapery fabric without finding what I want. A geometric-ish, floral-ish design just as a border that can scale up for a dramatic accent. I’ll e-mail a pic as soon as they are hung.

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