Needlework/Cross Stitch Charts
We've been creating and uploading small (3" x 3") needlework charts of heraldic charges that can be downloaded or printed out and which you can then work yourself for nearly eleven years now. Along with each chart is the pattern
information, the floss color descriptions and numbers (though there is no obligation to follow these color recommendations slavishly. You may prefer to select different tints or colors, as indeed sometimes our own needlework artist
has when working from these charts).
To view or download any of these charts, simply click on the hyperlinked name.
Our needlework chart for February is a medieval pattern of tent sometimes found in heraldry, a pavilion.
The free needlework chart for January was another tool used by sheep farmers and textile workers, a pair of shears.
Our free needlework chart for December was a common weaver's tool, a weaver's shuttle.
The needlework chart for November ws a triangular trivet.
Our free needlework chart for October was a gate.
The needlework chart for September was a turnstile, sometimes called a turnpike.
Our needlework chart for August was a charge found on the arms of the Chief of Clan Forbes in Scotland, a bear's head erased and muzzled.
The needlework chart for July was a Continental (two-legged) dragon, a wyvern.
Our needlework chart for June was saltire raguly. If done in red on a white background, it is a well-known military flag of Spain from the 16th Century until 1843.
The needlework chart for May was another form of cross, a cross indented.
Our needlework chart for April was a cross engrailed.
The needlework chart for March was an heraldic symbol of all aspects of the woolen industry, a woolpack.
We also sell packages that include each year's charts of these charges we have done (at this point, twelve years in all). Or you can purchase a CD-ROM with 144 charts of these heraldic charges in .pdf format. More information on these sets, including a list of the charges contained in them, can be found here.
Other needlework charts available for sale, and information on contacting us about creating customized needlework charts for you, can also be found on our Needlework page here.
Questions? Comments? Compliments? Complaints? Suggestions for improvement? Or just want to share your successes (or difficulties) with our "free stuff"? Write, call, or e-mail us at the address, telephone number, or e-mail addresses here.
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