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A look at embroidery stamping blocks made by Christian Decker in the 19th century, and the shop run by his grandchildren which still provides antique patterns. Includes plans for a needle case embroidered with an original Decker pattern.
AMERICANA Jan-Feb 1980 (v.7#6) pg. 61

Pattern and instructions for embroidering a flower pattern on the brim of a picture hat.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Aug 1975 (v.53#8) pg. 41, 45

Pattern and instructions for embroidering a design on a circular mirror frame.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Aug 1975 (v.53#8) pg. 41, 87

Patterns and instructions for six butterflies that can be embroidered or stitched in needlepoint on pillows, shawls, album covers and wall hangings.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Aug 1976 (v.54#8) pg. 66

Pattern and instructions for embroidering a sweater with a large bird in the design used by Southwest American Indians.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Nov 1976 (v.54#11) pg. 107

Patterns for eight wild flowers: Black-eyed Susan, Gilia, Violet, Clover, Dandelion, Bachelor's Button, California Poppy, and Hepatica. Instructions included for incorporating them into an embroidered pillow, a needlepoint pillow, a machine-appliqued pillow, a crib-sized quilt, a quick point rug, a punch needle rug, a crewel throw and a needlepoint mirror frame.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Feb 1977 (v.55#2) pg. 64, 69, 185

How to embroider a mallard duck design. Squared pattern and instructions furnished.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Nov 1977 (v.55#11) pg. 138, 220

How to design your own needlework.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Apr 1978 (v.56#4) pg. 194

"Days-of-the Week" designs to applique and embroider are based on the rhyme "Monday's child is fair of face ..." Squared patterns accompany the article. Iron-on transfers can be ordered.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Oct 1986 (v.64#10) pg. 63

Tiny floral embroidery, 1.5"x2.5", is worked in satin stitches with shiny, jewel-toned floss. Est. cost: $3.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1989 (v.67#7) pg. 67, 70

Tip on methods for giving new life to an old transfer pattern.
CRAFTS Jan 1991 (v.14#1) pg. 82

How to locate and reproduce exotic designs as creative needle art.
CREATIVE CRAFTS #81 Jun 1981 (v.7#9) pg. 24

Hollyhocks and roses. Vibrant embroidery designs for use on napkins, pillows, etc.
CREATIVE IDEAS FOR LIVING Jul-Aug 1990 (v.21#4) pg. 36

A look at cross-stitch paintings that are painted with oils on glass. Pattern and color chart for a bouquet of roses included. Patterns suitable for embroidery as well.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Nov 1974 (v.5#2) pg. 18

How to cover a small cardboard box with felt and embroider a folk art scene on the top. Pattern for embroidery included.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Nov 1977 (v.8#9) pg. 30, 56, 63

Full-size pattern based upon popular motifs found in Early American paintings. It features multicolored birds and plants. Use the pattern, in whole or in part, to decorate purses, pillows, clothing, etc.
FAMILY CIRCLE Jan 12 1982 (v.95#1) pg. 58

Floral embroidery design for bed linens is worked entirely in chain stitch and French knots.
HANDMADE 2/1986 pg. 39, 46

Large square of assorted summer flowers, embroidered in satin stitch and outline stitch.
HANDMADE 3/1986 pg. 52

How to needle-weave a Maltese cross motif on a grid of interwoven foundation threads.
HANDWOVEN May-Jun 1997 (v.18#3) pg. 64

Sewing an herb garden. Pillows and small sachet bags are decorated with shaded embroidery featuring chamomile, chive, sage and dill plants.
HERB COMPANION Apr-May 1990 (v.2#4) pg. 30
Added Info HERB COMPANION Jun-Jul 1990 (v.2#5) pg. 4

Pattern and instructions for intricate stumpwork box top, 11"x15". Design includes lion and lamb, man and woman, and a floral background.
LADIES HOME JOURNAL NEEDLE & CRAFT Fall-Winter 1978 (v.9#1) pg. 84, 112

Cutwork embroidery and tambour embroidery of thistles and roses for dresses sewn from Burda patterns.
LADIES HOME JOURNAL NEEDLE & CRAFT Spring-Summer 1979 (v.9#2) pg. 54, 98

Celtic interlace designs to work in tambour embroidery as trim for a tunic sewn with a Burda pattern.
LADIES HOME JOURNAL NEEDLE & CRAFT Spring-Summer 1979 (v.9#2) pg. 80, 115

Patterns for four butterflies to be embroidered on white satin pillowslips or other objects.
LADIES HOME JOURNAL NEEDLE & CRAFT Fall-Winter 1979 (v.10#1) pg. 86, 116

"Bunny-in-a-Vegetable Garden" embroidery pattern.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Summer 1979 (v.24#2) pg. 55, 114

Poster Stitchery. How to translate your favorite poster into an embroidery pattern.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Summer 1979 (v.24#2) pg. 68, 16

"Baskets of Flowers" embroidery for linens are worked in a variety of stitches.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Summer 1980 (v.25#2) pg. 92, 112

Hand towels, embroidered with Kewpie-doll motifs, remind the homemaker of the 1930s of her daily chores. Dolls are shown doing the work that corresponds to the mottos on the towels. "Wash on Monday, Iron on Tuesday, Sew on Wednesday, Market on Thursday, Clean on Friday, Bake on Saturday, Church on Sunday."
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Sep 1988 (v.33#6) pg. 40, 80

Hand towels, embroidered with Sunbonnet Sue motifs, for each day of the week. Shows dolls doing different chores for each day of the week. Monday, wash. Tuesday, iron. Wednesday, mend. Thursday, market. Friday, clean. Saturday, bake. Sunday, church.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Sep 1988 (v.33#6) pg. 40, 87

Advice on how to remove stamping marks from prestamped embroidery and quilt blocks.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Apr 1991 (v.37#1) pg. 22

Two borders to embroider on purchased hand towels.
NEEDLE & CRAFT Aug 1989 (v.12#4) pg. 12

Embroider a Chinese peony insert (for a box).
NEEDLE & THREAD Jul-Aug 1984 (v.4#4) pg. 39, 37, 50

An introduction to "waste canvas" techniques for creating a temporary grid on material without obvious warp or weft. Includes instructions for a tulip pattern to be embroidered on curtains.
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY Jul-Aug 1982 (v.5#4) pg. 3

Griffin motif to embroider using a variation of the "or nue'" technique, a form of needlepainting developed in Flanders in the 15th century. The wing is couched and chain-stitched with gold braid. The body of the mythical animal is worked in tent, basketweave, leaf and brick stitches.
NEEDLEPOINT PLUS #97 May-Jun 1990 (v.17#1) pg. 6

A look at Greek island embroidery and five patterns adapted from antique Greek pieces. Included are: (1) a floral design from Skyros, (2) a bird and flower design from Crete, (3) a horseman design from Ioannia, (4) a medallion design from Rhodes, and (5) a needlepoint design from Corinth.
SPHERE Apr 1978 (v.7#3) pg. 56

Tip on typing embroidery charts.
THREADS #15 Feb-Mar 1988 pg. 14

Sashiko embroidery patterns from Japan. Describes how to do the basic running stitch and shows stitching sequence for four patterns: Lightning (beginners), Ocean Waves (intermediate), Seven Treasures of Buddha (advanced) and for a grid-based pattern, Variation of Tortoise Shell (beginner).
THREADS #18 Aug-Sep 1988 pg. 22

Two methods for embroidery (or quilting) pattern transfer.
THREADS #42 Aug-Sep 1992 pg. 29

Paper cut patterns for embroiders. Techniques for making patterns and how to embroider over the paper cut. Includes instructions for embroidering a pattern on the toes of Chinese cloth shoes.
THREADS #45 Feb-Mar 1993 pg. 66
Added Info THREADS #47 Jun-Jul 1993 pg. 6

Tip shows how to make a scroll of graphed embroidery instructions to avoid folding and refolding the pattern as you work.
THREADS #53 Jun-Jul 1994 pg. 14

Transfer designs for three pictures to embroider. Patterns for a red bird, gold finch and robin.
WORKBASKET Mar 1979 (v.44#6) pg. 19

Tiny designs to use in embroidery. Patterns for a dragon fly, firefly, bumble bee, chickens and a lady bug are furnished.
WORKBASKET Mar 1979 (v.44#6) pg. 19

Oriental transfer designs to embroider on guest towels, pictures or a tea cloth and napkins.
WORKBASKET Sep 1979 (v.44#12) pg. 49

Iron-on transfer patterns feature an assortment of dog designs suitable for embroidery or painting.
WORKBASKET May 1982 (v.47#7) pg. 37

Iron-on transfer patterns, suitable for embroidery or painting, feature an assortment of cat and kitten designs.
WORKBASKET Aug 1982 (v.47#9) pg. 41

Iron-on transfer designs feature various holiday themes. Suitable for embroidery.
WORKBASKET Nov-Dec 1982 (v.48#2) pg. 72

"Hearts and Flowers" pattern to embroider.
WORKBASKET Feb 1985 (v.50#4) pg. 57

Assorted Pennsylvania Dutch transfer patterns to embroider.
WORKBASKET May 1985 (v.50#7) pg. 49

Special-occasion embroidery transfers, including: "Congratulations" banner, chrysanthemum border, poppies, daisies, jonquils, dogwood border and a stylized water lily.
WORKBASKET Sep 1985 (v.50#10) pg. 80