Mediterranean Folk Embroidery

Welcome to my collection of embroidery designs inspired by the rich and beautiful embroidery traditions of the Mediterranean. From my BitKit series of small projects to my Library Edition of historic designs, there's something for any level of stitcher who wants to make and enjoy these timeless designs.

At Avlea, I delight in bringing ancient beauty to the modern world!

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Ukrainian Crisscross Library Edition RED or BLUE

Ukrainian Crisscross Library Edition RED or BLUE


Why Avlea? Why folk embroidery?

In this video, I explain all!

Ukrainian Crisscross is a lovely new design that was inspired by a plastic shopping bag (true story!) Available as a pattern (paper or download), kit, and even a new BitKit, there's lots of ways to enjoy this beautiful and traditional design!

NEW how-to video!

Using a lining to finish your embroidery is one of the easiest and quickest ways to finish your embroidery and provides a nice, smooth back. Check out the step-by-step on the Demos page (and learn why there's a chopstick!)

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