For several years, I taught introductory blackwork embroidery at the "Schole of
Needleworke" at the Renaissance
Pleasure Faire, and discovered that I much prefer designing
embroidery to actually working it. Between 1985 and 1990, I self-published
three booklets of hand-drawn embroidery designs for costume under the series title
This archive contains the "best of" those booklets,
with much cleaner patterns, plus many new designs.
A Note on Authenticity: These patterns are inspired by historical needlework
of sixteenth and seventeenth century England, but they are all
Machine embroidery: While I want to encourage handwork, I understand that many costumers are
more interested in clothing construction than embellishment. I'm delighted
to let you know that you can download digitized versions of several of my
patterns free from
Thredworks - check them out at
http://thredworks.com/bw2001.htm. [Links updated.]
-- Paula Kate Marmor
|Using These Patterns:
These patterns may be downloaded and printed for personal or
educational use. Please credit this source on any copies you
use these patterns to embroider clothing, costumes, and accessories, and you are free to sell the items you make.
You may not sell the patterns themselves in hardcopy or in digitized form, and
you may not reprint or repost the patterns in any form without my express
permission. When in doubt, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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All patterns, text, and illustrations are copyright 1985-2005
Paula Katherine Marmor.
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The Best of Legends
The Elizabethan World
Created 28 March 1996
Last Updated 21 January 2012