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14th century Fleur-de-lis embroidery pattern for Klosterstich

2014_Racaire-medieval-embroidery_Klosterstich_needle-bookYou maybe remember my recent posting about my “needle books with 14th century inspired Fleur-de-Lis embroidery worked in Klosterstich“.

As some of you might also remember, I promised to put together a 14th century Fleur-de-Lis embroidery pattern handout for the Fleur-de-Lis pattern I used for this needle books and here it is now… 😀

It took some time and work at the computer but finally I managed to put together another pattern handout for my “Craft with Racaire” blog members.

It is a two-sided PDF file in US letter format and can be downloaded from my newly-created page “Craft with Racaire – Medieval Inspired Embroidery Patterns”. This new page “Medieval Inspired Embroidery Patterns” can be accessed via the “Premium” menu point in the header menu and also contains my first German Brick Stitch pattern handout – the “old” version as well as the revised handout.

Well, take a look, download it and have fun with your next embroidery project! 😀


Some of you might have already noticed it – I wrote 14th century Fleur-de-Lis pattern and not 16th century. During my research for this pattern handout I finally found the link to the museum website. The Louvre museum in France clearly gives the 14th century as date of origin for the islamic pottery which inspired me to this pattern.

Yes, not all information Wikipedia and especially the internet gives is right. The two given time periods on the page already raised my suspicion but I was too excited about the pattern to do some further immediate research. Though I have to admit that I already thought that it looks more like 14th than 16th century. Nevertheless, I did my best to correct the mistake on my blog. Therefore I went through the last postings and corrected this detail wherever I could find it.

However, it is a beautiful 14th century Fleur-de-Lis pattern – enjoy it!

PS.: For those of you who are not familiar with the Klosterstich / cloister stitch technique yet and would like to try it – I recently put together a nice technique tutorial for Klosterstich. If you like, I can post it soon. 🙂

Best regards Racaire