Stitching Ahead – Valentine Freebies

Friday, January 6, 2012

Now’s a great time to stitch a few items in time for Valentine’s Day, and there are lots of great freebies on the web to choose from!

From the DMC Archives we have a pretty little cross stitch clutch to make using DMC Light Effects Floss, colors Jewel Effects E321 and Precious Metal Effects E3852.

The versatile free charted design can also be worked on placemats and the ends of a runner, or use the individual motifs to embroider napkins for your Valentine’s Day table, or make embroidered paper gift tags and place cards.

Download this free Anchor Me pattern from the Speckless Blog to create a hip, edgy Valentine project that’s sure to get the attention of your sweetheart.

The printable pattern is also given in reverse so you can use it with iron-on transfer pencils, which is super handy, or use transfer paper, pens or pencils to mark the design on your fabric.

The anchor would look great worked in basic embroidery stitches and framed in a hoop, or stitched to the front of a tote bag.

Over on, the embroidery guide has posted a new SALĀ  (stitch along) featuring a set of three Paisley Redwork Hearts.

The design is being worked in DMC Embroidery Floss in color #115 – a variegated garnet thread that alternates between dark and medium red and garnet tones, and has an antique effect.

The individual heart patterns are destined to be finished as ornaments that would make great gifts for your stitching friends.

…and check out this terrific All You Need is Love design using frayed fabric and plastic-coated wire combined with embroidery from Camilla Fabbri’s Family Chic site.

Write out your own text on fabric, substitute DMC Color Infusions Memory Thread for the wire, couch it in place with matching floss, and you’ll have an almost-instant valentine decoration or display!

Happy Stitching!






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2 Responses to “Stitching Ahead – Valentine FreebiesComment RSS feed

  • Lisa Forrester Randa
    January 7th, 2012 12:03 am

    Love the paisley!

  • paul shoo
    December 28th, 2012 7:52 am

    thank you so much

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