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!

New In

Here are new designs from both our ready-made

and  do-it-yourself offerings, or designs that are in the works. Want to know when a new pattern is ready? Sign up for our emails!




Why Avlea? Why folk embroidery? In this video, I explain all!

Evanthia is a new floral design with two floral motifs and a beautiful border. Available as kit, paper pattern, or pattern download.

And, check out the new wooden tapestry rods on the Fabrics and Notions page!

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!)

Ancient beauty for the modern world
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