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Antique pattern library
This is a treasure trove of old needlepoint patterns from many different countries. You can search for them by technique, subject, publisher or author. There are also some patterns here that weren’t intended for needlepoint, but that can be fairly easy adapted for needlepoint.
This is the place to go when you long to make vintage needlepoint slippers, or dive deep into the world of Art Deco and Art Nouveau needlepoint.
Examples of collections found at the Antique pattern library:
- Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa Tongarewa
- Historisch Museum Deventer
- Marleen van Horssen
- Jackie Isler
- Charles Kite
- Annemarie Van Der Peut
- Paul van Dinteren
Antique pattern library is run by the nonprofit organization New Media Arts Inc.
Handmade Adelide Baby
This site is filled with ideas and guides to how to make gifts for babies and their parents, and one of the sections contains crotch stitch patterns that are very much suitable for needlepoint work. Some of the patterns are very focused on babies, but there are also more general things, such as letters, borders, animals, etc.
Pattern Maker Charts
This blog is devoted to Old Pattern books and Pattern Maker (Hobbyware) charts. Among other things, it displays some interesting Russian, Ukrainian, French and German items.
The blog’s owner re-charts old patterns in PatternMaker Software.
Pic2Point – CLOSED
Pic2Point.com – No longer active
At Pic2Point, you can upload one of your own photographs or pictures and let their special software convert it into a needlepoint pattern.
Using the site is very easy. Just follow the three simple steps and your picture will be converted. You can then either print out the pattern or download it and store it on your computer.
Pic2Point will even calculating which colours embroidery floss are needed and how many skeins you need of each colour.
Looking for Christmas-themed needlepoint pattern? In that case I recommend you pay a visit to Kreinik, where you will find free patterns for things such as:
- Candy canes ornaments
- Christmas tree adorned with a golden ribbon
- Christmas wreath ornament
- Miniature Christmas sampler
- Snowflake ornaments
And much more!