Thursday, January 15, 2009

Free Redwork Patterns

Remember yesterday when I suggested finding redwork patterns in books? Well I took my own advice and thumbed through this book looking for appropriate drawings. I found several that I thought might work and marked them with post-it notes.


Then I took some tissue paper and started tracing. I should talk about the tissue paper I use. It's called Bienfang bumwad (I kid you not) and it's used by architects. A roll 18" x 50 yards only costs about $10.00 and lasts forever. I not only use it for its original intention of tracing and refining floor plans, but also for tracing patterns and ideas from other sources. We've even used it to make patterns for custom clothing. If you can't find it at a crafts store, try an art supply house, or architectural printing service. (Look in the yellow pages under Blueprinting Equipment & Supplies.)
Back to the book. I ended up with several cute sketches
and thought I should share them with you. So I figured out how to use Google Docs, and Bob's Your Uncle! Now let's see if it works....

Kids1 Kids2 Kids3

I do hope you enjoy these patterns, and I'll try to make some more real soon. Any requests?
Apparently Bob is NOT your uncle, or mine either. I'm working on sharing the patterns. Please stand by.....
4:30pm: Ok, I figured it out. Just click on Kid1, save it to your computer, then print it as a pdf.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

hahaha. so no uncle bob. well, i hope things get up to speed soon! jkj

Pieceful Afternoon said...

I tried all the links to the children and none worked - perhaps it is my computer.

Tolentreasures said...

I could not get any to work for me either, but what a great idea. My mom does redwork and is always looking for new patterns. Great idea on the tracing paper also!

Cathy

Neabear said...

I was able to see the pictures. They are so cute! So to double check, when doing the stitching you use what is known as the outline stitch, right?

Amongst The Oaks said...

Yes, I mainly use the outline stitch with an occasional french knot.
~Laura

Anonymous said...

none of the links opened up.. and I know its not my computer....