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  • Origin of book: Iran, Islamic Republic of

    Embroidery sample book – Iran
    Embroidery sample book Iran

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    Embroidery sample book

    Language: English
    By: Maison Sedille (Firm)
    Book release: 1800

    Uploaded by: elluse


  • Origin of book: Russian Federation

    Crochet encyclopedia
    Crochet encyclopedia

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    Crochet encyclopedia

    Language: Russian
    By: A.B. Volinkina

    Crochet techniques and patterns.
    Instructions in Russian language

    Uploaded by: elluse


  • Origin of book: United States

    7 Springtime Afghan patterns
    7 Springtime Afghan patterns

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    7 Springtime Afghan patterns

    Language: English
    By: www.allfreecrochetafghanpatterns.com
    Book release: 2012

    Floral afghans are a great way to bring the joy and beauty of nature into your home

    Uploaded by: elluse


  • 25 quick and thrifty free crochet patterns
    25 quick and thrifty free crochet patterns

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    25 quick and thrifty free crochet patterns

    Language: English
    By: www.favecrafts.com
    Book release: 2010

    Use up the yarn in your stash or create a great, last-minute gift with this downloadable collection of 25 free, easy crochet patterns. These free crochet patterns require little yarn and little time to create, making them economical and fun.

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  • Origin of book: Japan

    Lacework Flower Design Vol. 18 2013 8
    Lacework Flower Design Vol. 18 2013 8

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    Lacework Flower Design Vol. 18 2013 8

    Language: English
    Book release: 2013

    Uploaded by: elluse


  • Origin of book: United States

    Priscilla wool crochet book
    Priscilla wool crochet book

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    Priscilla wool crochet book

    Language: English
    By: Priscilla Publishing Co
    Book release: 1912

    Uploaded by: elluse


  • Origin of book: Japan

    AO – Crochet Edging & Braid 2
    AO Crochet Edging & Braid 2

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    AO - Crochet Edging & Braid 2

    Language: Japanese

    Uploaded by: elluse


  • 10 Amazing step by step patterns to keep you busy
    10 Amazing step by step patterns to keep you busy

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    10 Amazing step by step patterns to keep you busy

    Language: English
    By: Mira HandCrafts

    The mini skein Crochet NEW ERA IN THE YARN WORLD!
    Colorful * Contemporary * Classic

    Easy to follow, easy to download and completly free!

    Uploaded by: elluse

My Favorite Patterns


  • Fringe Necklace || St Petersburg stitch Necklace|| How to make Beaded Necklace

    Creator: Sonysree Creations

    Uploaded by: elluse


  • CROCHET BABY GIRL SHOES WITH TINY FLOWER
    CROCHET BABY GIRL SHOES WITH TINY FLOWER
    Creator: luissita torres

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    CROCHET BABY GIRL SHOES WITH TINY FLOWER

    Cute little shoes crocheted, very easy to make. With video tutorial.

    Uploaded by: elluse


  • How to Crochet Cat Stitch
    How to Crochet Cat Stitch
    Creator: www.naztazia.com

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    How to Crochet Cat Stitch

    The crochet cat stitch is an easy pattern that works up quickly. You can crochet a blanket and more with this cat stitch!
    Written and video instructions

    Uploaded by: elluse


  • Learn How to Double Crochet
    Learn How to Double Crochet
    Creator: MARIANA TUMA

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    Learn How to Double Crochet

    Written and video tutorial

    Uploaded by: elluse


  • Free Crochet Puff Stitch Coaster Pattern [HEXI PUFF COASTERS BEGINNER CROCHET PROJECT]

    Creator: TL Yarn Crafts

    Make the Hexi Puff Coaster, a fun, fast, and easy crochet pattern that’s perfect for beginners.

    Uploaded by: elluse


  • Square Coasters Pattern
    Square Coasters Pattern
    Creator: www.stitching-together.com

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    Square Coasters Pattern

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  • Vintage coasters, updated free written instructions and graphic
    Crochet coasters pink set 2 by Anabelia
    Creator: www.anabeliahandmade.blogspot.com

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    Vintage coasters, updated free written instructions and graphic

    Uploaded by: elluse


  • Free Easy Crochet Coaster Pattern for Beginners: How to Crochet a Coaster
    Free Easy Crochet Coaster Pattern for Beginners How to Crochet a Coaster
    Creator: Jane and Sonja

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    Free Easy Crochet Coaster Pattern for Beginners: How to Crochet a Coaster

    Difficulty level: Easy

    The step-by-step photo tutorial makes it a great crochet coaster patterns for beginners but is versatile enough to be used in more advanced projects as well.

    Uploaded by: elluse

My Favorite Definitions


  • Origin: United States

    Redwork Design Redwork


  • Origin: Indonesia

    Batik traditional heritage indonesia Batik

    The art of decorating fabric using wax and a dye. The applied wax resists dyes which allows to colour fabric selectively.
    This process of waxing and dyeing can be repeated to create more elaborate and colourful designs. After the final dyeing the wax is removed and the cloth is ready for wearing or showing.

    This technique originated from Java, Indonesia.
    The word batik originates from the Javanese tik and means to dot.

    Batik is made either by drawing dots and lines of the resist with a spouted tool called a tjanting, or by printing the resist with a copper stamp called a cap.

    The art of decorating cloth in this way, using wax and dye, has been practised for centuries. In Java, Indonesia, batik is part of an ancient tradition, and some of the finest batik cloth in the world is still made there.


  • Origin: Global

    King kroker the macramé frog Macramé

    Is a crafting technique that uses knots to create various textiles.


  • Origin: Japan

    Workshop gratuito de Amigurumi Ovelhinha Pipoca Amigurumi

    Is a popular type of crochet or knitting small, stuffed yarn creatures.
    The word is a portmanteau of two Japanese terms: ami, which means “crocheted or knitted” and nuigurumi, meaning “stuffed doll”.
    It often takes the form of an animal or fantastical creature with an aesthetic that’s best described as kawaii or cute.  Amigurumi vary in size and there are no restrictions about size or look


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  • Origin: India

    Mehndi bride 2 Mehndi

    Is a the ancient art of decorating the skin using henna paste made from the henna dry leaves, originating in ancient India.
    Mehndi is a ceremonial art, it is typically applied during weddings – for Muslim and Hindu brides.
    Henna is painted on the bride to symbolise joy, beauty, spiritual awakening and offering.


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  • Origin: India

    Bidriware hookah Bidriware

    The handicraft originates from Bidar district of Karnataka (India), which is still the chief centre for the manufacture of the unique metalware.

    The craft was developed in the 14th century C.E. during the rule of the Bahamani Sultans and is very famous for its amazing metalwork.

    Bidriware is made from a blackened alloy of zinc and copper with thin sheets of pure silver.
    It undergoes an eight-stage process and due to its striking inlay artwork, bidriware is an important export handicraft of India and is prized as a symbol of wealth.


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  • Origin: Ukraine

    Girl from Podolye by V.Tropinin (b. 1821, Kursk) Vyshyvanka

    Vyshyvanka (Ukrainian: “Вишива́нка” [ʋɪʃɪˈʋanka] or “Виши́ванка” [ʋɪˈʃɪʋanka]) is the Ukrainian traditional clothing which contains elements of Ukrainian ethnic embroidery. Usually, it was made of homemade linen which was produced by loom. Local features are usually represented in the shirt’s ornamental pattern.


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My Favorite Software



  • Kandi Patterns Bead Designer
    Kandi Patterns Bead Designer

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    Kandi Patterns Bead Designer

    Price: Free

    Software description:

    Online bead pattern maker! Create multi-stitch kandi patterns (aka peyote stitch patterns) online and number them with one click!

    Uploaded by: elluse



  • Graph Paper Generator based on your Pattern Gauge
    Graph Paper Generator based on your Pattern Gauge

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    Graph Paper Generator based on your Pattern Gauge

    Price: Free

    Software description:

    The graph paper is provided in Adobe Acrobat PDF format file. And it requires download the Acrobat Reader.
    Download Acrobat Reader here

    Uploaded by: elluse



  • Stitch Fiddle
    Stitch Fiddle

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    Stitch Fiddle

    Price: Free

    Software description:

    Stitch Fiddle is an online knitting, cross stitch and crochet pattern design community.

    Uploaded by: elluse



  • Spiral Betty
    Spiral Betty

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    Spiral Betty

    Price: Free

    Software description:

    Spiralize your photos: edit placement, color, rings, and image download.

    Uploaded by: elluse



  • Stitchworks Software
    Stitchworks Software

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    Stitchworks Software

    Price: Free

    Software description:

    CrochetCharts 1.2 is free software helping you to create crochet charts of different difficulty. It is a new version of application originally developed by Brian Milco. On the request of the University of Hasselt he agreed to open-sourcing his application. With the support of Prof. Wim Lamotte and the feedback of Annelies and Arno Baes, Olivier de Schaetzen worked on it for a month in order to release a first major update of the software. CrochetCharts is completely free and can be downloaded and used by everyone forever. And its code is now publicly available, so everyone (who is familiar with programming) can improve it, make changes and add new features.

    Here is video tutorial link:

    Uploaded by: elluse



  • Knotter Celtic design software
    Knotter Celtic design software

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    Knotter Celtic design software

    Price: Free

    Software description:

    Software description here

    Uploaded by: elluse



  • KnitBird free machine knitting programme
    KnitBird free machine knitting software

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    KnitBird free machine knitting programme

    Price: Free

    Software description:

    Uploaded by: elluse



  • Pixel Stitch – Convert photos into cross stitch patterns for free
    Pixel Stitch Convert photos into cross stitch patterns for free

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    Pixel Stitch - Convert photos into cross stitch patterns for free

    Price: Free

    Software description:

    Uploaded by: elluse

My Favorite Places


  • New Zealand , Wellington

    Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
    (Te Papa)
    Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa by elluse

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    Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

    Admission fee: Free


  • United Kingdom , Oxford, England

    Ashmolean Museum
    Ashmolean Museum by elluse

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    Ashmolean Museum

    Admission fee: Free

    The Ashmolean is the University of Oxford’s museum of art and archaeology, founded in 1683. Our world famous collections range from Egyptian mummies to contemporary art, telling human stories across cultures and across time.


  • Czech Republic , Prague - Josefov

    Illusion Art Museum Prague
    (IAM Prague)
    Illusion Art Museum Prague by elluse

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    Illusion Art Museum Prague

    Admission fee: Paid

    Illusion Art Museum Prague (IAM Prague) is the Czech Republic’s first museum dedicated to illusions and trick art. Visitors play with interactive 3D installations and 2D trick art as they discover how perspective can open up new worlds, while creating fun photos to share with family and friends. Situated in a historic 15th century building on Old Town Square, opposite the Astronomical Clock (Orloj).


  • United Kingdom , London

    Horniman Museum and Gardens
    Horniman Museum and Gardens by elluse

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    Horniman Museum and Gardens

    Admission fee: Free

    The Horniman connects us all with global cultures and the natural environment, encouraging us to shape a positive future for the world we all share.

     It has displays of anthropology, natural history and musical instruments, and is known for its large collection of taxidermied animals.


  • Norway , Oslo

    Norwegian Folk Museum
    (Norsk)
    Norwegian Folk Museum by elluse

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    Norwegian Folk Museum

    Admission fee: Paid

    Norsk Folkemuseum shows how people lived in Norway from 1500 to the present through its collections from around the country,.

    Norsk Folkemuseum is Norway’s largest museum of cultural history. The160 buildings in the Open-Air Museum represent different regions in Norway, different time periods, as well as differences between town and country, and social classes. The Gol Stave Church dating from 1200 is one of five medieval buildings at the museum. The contemporary history is presented through exhibitions and documentation projects. Permanent indoor exhibitions include folk art, folk costumes, toys and Sami culture. There is also a variety of temporary exhibitions and audience programs all year round.


  • Norway , Ål Kulturhus

    Hallingrosa – Norwegian Cultural Heritage
    Hallingrosa by elluse

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    Hallingrosa is permanent exhibition of rosemaling

    Admission fee: Free

    Hallingrosa is the name of a permanent exhibition which displays world-class floral painting – “rosemåling” – with emphasis on the development of the Hallingdal tradition – “hallingrosa”. In Hallingdal there have been several great floral painters during the later centuries. This exhibition contains, among others, works of Herbrand Sata and his sons Nils Bæra and Embrik Bæra, all of them from Ål. The art history of floral painting from the end of the 18th Century is the basis of the exhibition.


  • United States , Decorah, IA

    Vesterheim – the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center
    Vesterheim by elluse

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    Vesterheim

    Admission fee: Paid

    Vesterheim is the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center, with over 33,000 artifacts, 12 historic buildings, a Folk Art School, and a library and archives. This treasure showcases the most extensive collection of Norwegian-American artifacts in the world.

    Vesterheim’s exhibitions explore the diversity of American immigration through the lens of the Norwegian-American experience and highlight the best in historic and contemporary Norwegian folk and fine arts. Vesterheim was named one of “15 Best Small-Town Museums in the U.S.” by the world-respected travel guide, Fodor’s, and USA Today named Vesterheim one of “ten great places in the nation to admire American folk art.”


  • Australia , South Brisbane

    Queensland Museum
    Queensland Museum by elluse

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    Queensland Museum

    Admission fee: Free

    Queensland Museum is a museum of natural history, cultural heritage, science and human achievement that tells the changing story of Queensland.