I love looking through stitch dictionaries. I was first introduced to them when I found a podcast about books of patterned stitches from Japan; and when I was last in London, I found an entire shelf of these excellent resources at the Loop. I could have stayed lost in that shop for hours . . .
Well, today, one of my Facebook groups shared an incredible stitch collection that you can access via Facebook (scroll down a bit through the pictures) or via Post (a Russian version of Pintrest–I think). The image below is courtesy of the Facebook page. Wow.
Since I love textured stitches, I find these patterns to be amazingly delicate, detailed, and different from the usual swatches I’ve seen. Perhaps I’ll find an excuse to incorporate them as panels in a sweater or a blanket. The wonderful things is that language is not too much of a barrier here, thanks to the charts. Here are a few more images of the lovely stitches and their accompanying charts.
Where do you go for inspiration? Have any stitch collections caught your eye lately?