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 some 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 free needlework chart for December is yet another, somewhat whimsical shield shape from that same 1555 German armorial. (This one reminds me of the Batman symbol, actually. But clearly, with a date of 1555, it predates Batman by about 400 years.)
The needlework chart for November was a somewhat whimsical shield shape taken from a German armorial dated 1555.
Our free needlework chart for October was a pair of wings conjoined in lure.
The needlework chart for September was a bell.
Our needlework chart for August was a symbol of hope, an anchor.
The needlework chart for July was a cross formy, or patty.
Our needlework chart for June was a lion's head cabossed (looking straight out at the viewer).
The needlework chart for May was a pair of crampons in saltire. (Crampons are a metal reinforcing bracket often found on older brick buildings in Europe.)
Our needlework chart for April was another well-known knot badge, a Hungerford knot.
The needlework chart for March was a famous badge, a Stafford knot.
Our needlework chart for February was a cross pomelly.
The free needlework chart for January was a Cross of Toulouse (as found on that city's coat of arms), also sometimes blazoned a cross clechy, voided and pometty).
We also sell packages that include all of the first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh or eighth year's charts of these charges. Or you can purchase a CD-ROM with all 96 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.
To help maintain the maintain uniformity as well as to make printing the individual charts easier, we have saved them in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat which will allow you to open and print these charts, Adobe has a free Acrobat Reader which you can download from their website at www.adobe.com.
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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