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The free Candlewicking pattern collection has some versatile patterns in it. This one is called Diamond Border. Candlewicking designs are created using the colonial knot and other embroidery stitches. Get started on this traditional embroidery style with Candlewicking Basics.

free candlewicking pattern - diamond border Design © Connie G. Barwick
These patterns can also be used for many other projects. Use paint pens to create the design instead of stitches. Create a beaded design. Use small sequins or charms for part of the design. The possibilities are endless!

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