Preserving our needlework heritage


Birds – Mesange Charbonnière

This counted embroidery design is re-charted from an antique French pattern; which true to the taste of the time, portrays a rather gaudy and colorful version of our beloved garden friend - the Great Tit.

I have charted it according to the original version, nevertheless you can easily adapt it for a truer to nature look by simplifying the coloring scheme.

Design Area:   134 x 134 stitches

If stitched on  28 ct linen/ 14 ct aida the pattern will measure :

 9,57" x 9,57"  /  24,31 x 24,31 cm

Price: 4.00$

My Pretty Whippet

This design of a smart looking Whippet with a blue collar, and colourful tasselled blanket is re-charted from an antique, hand painted Sajou pattern.

A beautiful counted pattern perfect for a framed picture, or decorative throw cushion.

Design Area: 132 x 70 stitches

If stitched on 28 ct linen/ 14 ct aida the pattern will measure :

9,43" x 5,00" / 23,9 x 12,70cm

Price: 4.00$


Re-charted from an antique hand painted pattern signed Hertz and Wegener in Berlin, this sweet little pair of bunny rabbits is just the right design for your Easter embroidery project.

The chart can also be stitched and framed as a wall hanging for a pet owner, farmer or nursery décor.

Design Area: 83 x 72 stitches

If stitched on 28 ct linen/ 14 ct aida the pattern will measure :

5,79" x 5" / 15 x 13 cm

Price: 4.00 $

Penrhyn castle

Charted from an original stitched woolwork piece in my collection.

Design area: 10,71" x 6,43"  (150 x 90 stitches)

Price: 3.00 $

The king of the moor

Cross stitch pattern from an original, undated Berlin woolwork hand painted chart.


Design Area:    6,43" x 10,00"  (90 x 140 stitches)

Price: 3.00 $

Small motifs

A collection of little motifs, charted from a selection of old patterns. Dogs, a cat, butterflies, and flowers.

Price: 4.00 $


A beautiful pattern re-charted from an old French hand painted charts.

Design Area: 14,14" x 7,14" (198 x 100 stitches)

Price: 3.00 $

Victorian dog

Delightful little embroidery pattern of a Spaniel resting on a luxurious cushion.

The original chart was just a fragment of an hand painted embroidery pattern dating from around the 1800’s.

Queen Victoria was very fond of her dogs, and canine companion were a favorite embroidery motif of the time period.

Here is a little rhyme the queen wrote for her favorite Spaniel- Dash.
“Here lies Dash, the favorite spaniel of Her Majesty Queen Victoria, by whose command this memorial was erected. He died on the 20th December 1840 in his ninth year. His attachment was without selfishness, his playfulness without malice, his fidelity without deceit. Reader, if you would live beloved and die regretted, profit by the example.

Design Area: 69 x 54 stitches 

If stitched on 28 ct linen/ 14 ct aida the pattern will measure : 4,93" x 3,86" / 12,5 x 9,8 cm

Price: 2.00 $


This pattern is a replica of an antique hand painted chart that was originally designed for a chair seat, or back.

The pattern would have been stitched with wool in tent stitch, on canvas. But you can easily work it in cross stitch on linen or aida.

Design Area: 164 x 98 stitches
If stitched on 28 ct linen/ 14 ct aida the pattern will measure : 11,71" x 7,00" / 29,7 x 17,7 cm

Price: 3.50 $