Reference

Assisi

Stalking the Wild Assisi ~ by Baroness Kathryn Goodwyn, O.L. (a.k.a. Kathryn Newell)

Blackwork

Sixteenth Century Blackwork ~ Fill in Patterns.

Blackwork Archives ~ Contains info and patterns for blackwork.

Cross-Stitch

Tantes Zolder's Charts ~ On February 2007 Lilian Kok set out to digitise and publish on her blog the handwritten charts for cross stitch she had found in her aunt's attic. By September 2008, when she had reached the bottom of the pile, the collection counted almost 300 images.

Embroidery

Mary Corbet's Needle 'n Thread ~ Tips, Tricks & Great Resources for Hand Embroidery.   Includes free hand embroidery patterns. 

General

The Antique Pattern Library  ~ This ongoing project is an effort to scan needlework pattern books that are in the public domain, to preserve them, so we can keep our needlework heritage in our hands. These scans have been photoedited to make them more useful for needle workers, and to reduce file sizes. They are available, for free, to anyone who wants them, for educational, personal, artistic and other creative uses.

The Encyclopedia of Needlework by Therese de Dillmont ~ Full Encyclopedia online. 

International

African Folklore Embroidery

Belarusian Traditional Ornamental Towels

England

Embroidery by period

France

Germany

Hungary in PDF Format

Middle East

Russian - in PDF format

Scandinavian

Spain

Lace

Lace Identification ~ The exhibition tries to explain the small, but significant differences in the technique of the handmade lace and its machine made imitations.

Smocking

Elizabethan Smocks and Chemises ~ This site will help generate a chemise/smock that fits your measurements, once you have filled in all the required measurements.

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