Sunday, July 23, 2006

Gram's Embroidery Transfer

This clover pattern belonged to my paternal grandmother. It's an unused Alice Brooks transfer that I'm guessing it's from the early 50's. I don't think I've seen it shared online before.

You may notice that I've watermarked (my first try) these patterns. Thanks to a mention on whip-up by boogaj I figured out how to do this. These patterns are free for your personal use only.
I'm sorry that I even have to say it.

I picked and scanned this clover for a color guide.
Click on the motifs for high resolution, 100% patterns. The watermark is light enough that the patterns are still usable but anyone who wants to swipe and sell them will have to do some work themselves. Not that I think people are beating a path to take these designs ;-) It's a precaution; once burned and all my own fault.

10 comments:

  1. kitschkittie5:23 AM

    Thank you! These transfer designs
    are lovely!
    Kitschkittie

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  2. Oh, these are wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing them.

    I think that embroidery is one of the best summer projects- easy to carry, fast to pick up, and oh so much fun!

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  3. Thank you for the wonderful vintage embroidery patterns. It's a shame that you have to watermark your items.

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  4. Thank you for posting these! I even love the watermark--it will remind me that they came from Meggiecat! (I have a daughter who spells her nickname Megi.)

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  5. Kathy, what if I want a pattern of the watermark!!!?

    I haven't been here in a while, afraid you were still feeling badly--DELIGHTED to see all the posts!!

    May each day bring you still greater joy and well beingas you do us!

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  6. Anonymous10:16 AM

    Hi, I just found your website and think it is great! I love your designs. Thank you. Purrs
    MeowBG

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  7. Great work love vintage embroidery thanks alot for sharing this.

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  8. Drat, my printer is out of ink. Thanks for sharing these, they are lovely. I love to have a portable project to work on.

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  9. I love your patterns. I think I am in a similar situation with inherited quilt patterns. Would love talk to you directly via email.

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  10. Ceeszee6:22 AM

    Wow! Thank you for a warm memory. When my sister got married (am outdoor, country wedding) in the mid-70's, I made a chambray shirt for my husband to wear to the wedding and embroidered it front and back with this pattern, which I had bought at a crafts store. It was an easy project and finished up so beautifully! I just stumbled across your site and this struck a happy note. Love your site.

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