Collection of Patterns

We hope you enjoy this collection of needlework patterns, which have all been created and made available by members of our Guild. There are designs for badges for our members, designs for East Kingdom award badges, and designs based on sources from the SCA period of study.

Most patterns are provided as large images, which can be downloaded to your own computer for printing. (For most systems, just right-click on an image and do a "save as".)



Athena's Thimble Badge

the unofficial badge of Athena's Thimble All guild members are encouraged to wear our unofficial guild badge. Shown is a beautiful sample of the badge done by Lady Johanna le Mercer. (Yes, the owl is holding a real needle!) You can display the badge on any item you wish. Extra "points" to those who also display their competency beads on the same item! For a traceable design and instructions, click here:
Athena's Thimble Badge



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Golden Lyre Favor

a favor for the Order of the Golden Lyre The Golden Lyre is an award given by the Queen for an excellent display of arts. A supply of these favors is a constant need of the Royalty. If you have questions about making a Golden Lyre favor or getting it to the royalty, contact the Guild Mistress.
For pictures of finished favors, a free embroidery pattern and a counted pattern, click here: Golden Lyre Favor

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Queen's Order of Courtesy Tokens

Two Queen's Order of Courtesy tokens made by Lady Griet - she also made the gloves herself! The Queen of the East is always in need of tokens to give to new recipients of her Order of Courtesy. The design can be embroidered directly onto a white glove, or can be embroidered onto a slip of fabric which is then stitched onto the glove.
The two Queen's Order of Courtesy tokens shown here were made by Lady Griet - she also made the gloves herself!
Here is a depiction of the design, drawn and provided by Baroness Ygraine of Kellswood: QoC Token (PDF, 279KB)
Mistress Caryl de Trecesson has charts for two sizes of counted work roses here: DragonBear - EK Badges

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Tissue Holders

a decorative cover for a packet of tissues A modern but very useful item, making a decorative cover for a packet of tissues is easy and fun. You can embellish one using almost any technique. Here are some excellent instructions, written and made available by Mistress Vienna de la Mer: Tissue Holders (PDF, 142KB)

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2009 Triathlon Prize Patterns

a sample from the 2009 patterns The 2009 Triathlon was held at Southern Region War Camp on July 18, 2009. These patterns are being used to make book covers to be given as prizes.
For instructions and patterns, click here: 2009 Patterns

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The following patterns are the work of our own Mistress Dorren of Ashwell. Over the years, she designed these patterns for use in our competitions or for use in making prizes for our competitions. They are all based on period sources, and are made available for SCA use.


2005 Embroidery Contest Patterns

a sample from the 2005 patterns The 2005 Embroidery Contest was held at Southern Region War Camp. The flower pattern was used in the competition; the acorn was not.

Free Patterns:         Counted Patterns:
Flower Flower
Acorn Acorn

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2004 Pentathlon Prize Patterns

a sample from the 2004 patterns A beautiful selection of animals found in the Unicorn Tapestries.

Free Patterns: Counted Patterns:
Hound & Hare Crane & Fox
Lion, Fox Leopard & Unicorn Hares
Crane, Partridge, Hawk & Female Unicorn     Hawk & Partridge
  Hounds
  Lion & Leopard
  Unicorns

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2003 Pentathlon Prize Patterns

a sample from the 2003 patterns Two square borders with drafted corners, and a choice of several animals to put inside!

Free Patterns:         Counted Patterns:
All on 1 sheet Bird and Border 1
  Other Animals and Border 2

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2002 Bordered Floral Patterns

a sample from the 2002 patterns

Free Patterns:         Counted Patterns:
All on 1 sheet Full Image; not symmetrical
  Quartered Image; use for symmetry

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