Variation on partridge pot

PinBroidery customer Ivy Crowhurst has sent us a picture of a card she made using the Partridge in a pear tree pattern from the Christmas Days 1 t0 6 set. Ivy has modified the way the pot is stitched. The holes are the same but the stitching sequence is changed.

Layer 1.
Section 1.
Out at A in at B.
Out at C in at D.
Out at E in at F.
Continue this sequence until section 1 is complete.
Stitch section 2 in a similar way.
Layer 2.
Out at 1 in at 2.
Out at 3 in at 4.
Out at 5 in at 6.
Continue this sequence until layer 2 is complete.
Add stitches for the top and base of the pot using the picture as a guide.

Twelve days of Christmas part 2 at PinBroidery

Six new stitching card patterns have been added to the PinBroidery website. They complete the patterns inspired by the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas”. They feature twelve drummers drumming, eleven pipers piping, ten lords a leaping, nine ladies dancing, eight maids a milking and seven swans a swimming.

Each design has pricking patterns of two sizes: 144 x 144 mm (5.65 x 5.65 inches) and 152 x 104 mm (6 x 4½ inches). The square pricking pattern has words on two edges and the rectangular pattern omits the words.

If you use rectangular double fold cards you could put the appropriate words from the song inside the card. You could stitch the words on the inside panel that folds in to hide the back of the stitching.

The patterns are available individually and in a value pack of all six designs.

The Value pack can be found on the following web page:
www.pinbroidery.net/product.php/90/

The individual Christmas word patterns are in the Christmas section at:
www.pinbroidery.net/section.php/8/1/

Twelve days of Christmas patterns at PinBroidery

Six new stitching card designs have been added to the PinBroidery pattern collection. They were inspired by the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas”. They feature six geese a laying, five gold rings, four calling birds, three French hens, two turtle doves and a partridge in a pear tree.

The design has pricking patterns of two sizes: 144 x 144 mm (5.65 x 5.65 inches) and 152 x 104 mm (6 x 4½ inches). The square pricking pattern has words down each side and the rectangular pattern omits the words.

The patterns are available individually and in a value pack of all six designs.

The Value pack can be found on the following web page:
http://www.pinbroidery.net/product.php/83/

The individual Christmas word patterns are in the Christmas section at:
http://www.pinbroidery.net/section.php/8/1/

Free heart circle curve stitching pattern


An eye-catching curve stitching design that creates a heart within a circle has been added here. The illustration shows the design stitched in confetti pink thread. The pattern size is 120 mm x 120 mm (4¾ x 4¾ inches).

Please note that this is a challenging pattern designed for advanced stitchers.

If you would like to try the pattern you can download it from the link below:

Download free heart within a circle pattern

The pattern is in a PDF file and you will need Adobe Reader to view and print it. Adobe Reader software can be downloaded free of charge from the Adobe website.

The design is a scaled down version of a mathematical pattern that I created for my String Art Fun website. If you are interested in creating pictures with nails and string you will find several free patterns to try at String Art Fun.

Please let me have your thoughts on this geometric design. Is this the kind of design you are interested in? Would you like to see more? Let us know in a comment to this blog.

Initial stitching patterns added to our range

Seven card designs featuring the initials A through to G have been added to the PinBroidery pattern collection. More initials will be added in due course.

These PinBroidery initial patterns make beautiful personalised cards for birthdays and other special occasions.

The patterns are supplied in two sizes; 144 x 144 mm (5.65 x 5.65 inches) and 120 x 120 mm (4.75 x 4.75 inches). This gives you the flexibility to choose the size that suits your style of card making and to comply with any postal regulations on large sizes of cards.

Please let me know how you get on with the initial designs in a comment to this post.

PinBroidery Christmas tree scroll pattern analysed

Christmas tree cardA couple of PinBroidery customers have contacted me because they had a problem stitching the scroll of the Christmas tree design. They are seeing each loop as a separate section and trying to stitch them individually.

Christmas tree scrollThe scroll is not separate loops, it is a very long continuous line that loops around to give the shape of the tree. The pattern includes a small diagram that illustrates this.

One advantage of having the pattern on a PDF file is that you can zoom in to the diagrams on the computer screen. If you zoom in to the finished diagram you will get to the point where you can see clearly where the individual stitches go.

corner scrollAnother way of understanding the concept of the scroll is to download the free corner scroll pattern from my prick and stitch is my craft blog. This is a simple scroll using stem stitch. The Christmas tree scroll works in a similar way to the corner scroll but the spacing of the holes is greater.

Please let me know if this explanation helps you.

How to combine the PinBroidery number patterns

number 21Ten new number patterns have been added to the PinBroidery pattern collection. They feature the numbers 0 to 9 entwined with decorative flowers and leaves. Numbers can be combined to make any number.

The individual numbers are centralised on the pattern. When two patterns are combined they will look more attractive if each number is moved towards the centre of the combined pattern.

number 1 pricking patternTo create a pricking pattern for the number 21 print out numbers 2 and 1.

Trim the left-hand edge from number 1.

21 combined pricking patternsOverlap the two patterns using the box outlines as a guide to getting them level. When you are happy with the spacing join the two patterns together with clear self-adhesive tape.

You pattern is now ready to place over your blank greetings card to prick out the pattern. Centralise the number on your card before proceeding.

If you have any comments about the numbers please let me know by adding a comment to this post.

How to resize a pricking pattern

The easiest way to resize a pricking pattern is to use the percentage print setting provided by the Foxit PDF reader. This is available as a free download from www.foxitsoftware.com .

If you are unable to use the Foxit PDF reader to scale your printout you could take a snapshot of your computer screen with the “PrtScrn” (print screen) key and then paste the result into an image editing program. This procedure will enable you to change the size of a pricking pattern. This demonstration uses Microsoft Windows XP together with the Microsoft Paint image editing program.
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