Originally uploaded by Redwork in Germany.
Originally uploaded by Lemon Tree Tales.
Are you wondering why redwork is only done in red? Well, back in the day, not all threads were colorfast - meaning they'd run all over the place when you washed them. :(
The first color-fast embroidery threads happened to be red, hence the beginning of the "redwork" tradition...
Originally uploaded by dotti black.
Check out these adorable pillows - one by Lemon Tree Tales and a pillow dotti black received in a swap - it's amazing the beauty and variety you can achieve working in just one color!
Any line drawing would do well as a redwork pattern, but if you're looking for some cute free patterns, try these freebies.