Vintage images for mixed media art

By on 2-04-2012 in Embroidery, Vintage, Vintage Patterns

These images have been gleaned from old books. They are high resolution so they can be used either digitally or printed out and used in a mixed media piece. I would love to see what you do with them. There are a couple that are simple enough to be used for red work. The page will print off on a 8.5 x 11 inch sheet.

Vintage images, high resolution for mixed media art

Santa, two great images, Christmas in November

By on 2-04-2012 in Embroidery, Vintage, Vintage Patterns

Santa …. two great images just in time for Christmas card and tag making. These vintage colouring book Santas would also make great embroidery patterns for tea towels to give as a hostess gift. If you quilt but don’t embroider you could applique him onto a towel as well…even a Christmas stocking. Done on a fabric postcard he could be sent as a Christmas greeting too.

Santa

Santa checking his list. At least he is laughing so he must like what he sees.

Santa

Santa telling us to shhhhh !!! …. I wonder if he just wants the elves to be quiet for two minutes or does he just not want us to make a peep so we don’t wake the kids

Pear pattern ….. vintage sketch for pillow

By on 2-04-2012 in Embroidery, Vintage, Vintage Patterns

This is the pattern I used for my pear card …. it was published in the McCall’s Needle Art magazine Vol IV. It and a sketch of apples were included. The apples were used to create a pretty decorative pillow that would hold up on your couch today. These vintage patterns lend themselves to so much more. I love to honour them and their creators by using them in what I do today.

pear pattern

This pillow would look just as great on a dark homespun and stitched with white cotton or one of each light and dark for contrast. Done on ecru or white homespun and framed it would look perfect on a kitchen or dining room wall. Both sketches could be used as a quilting pattern in a solid coloured block in your quilt. Wouldn’t that look good on your love seat?

decorative pillow

If you want both the apple and pear pattern you can grab it here: Apple Pillow with extra pear pattern