Gallery of Free Middle Eastern Patterns for Blackwork, Pattern Darning & Counted Needlework


In this outstanding library of counted patterns (thanks to Denise of CraftGossip for pointing it out), you’ll find dozens of motifs from the riches of traditional Middle Eastern embroidery.

The index page for the designs breaks them into technique. It shows a thumbnail of each design,describes it, and provides information about the source.

Click on the title to get the full-size chart. The pieces cover a broad range of dates, from the 12th Century to today and come from many countries.

It’s a marvelous resources and a wonderful source of ideas.

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