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What companies offer free Pergamano patterns?

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KingFisherCrafts.co.uk offers free parchment craft patterns, sometimes called Pergamano, for crafters to download. Parchment-Worldwide.com also allows users to download several free patterns upon registration. Some blogs by individual paper crafters, such as AllThingsParchmentCraft.com, also offer free Pergamano patterns. Parchment and calligraphy tutor Anne Quinn presents a number of free patterns for greeting cards in the Pergamano style on her blog, AnneQuinn.org.

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The patterns at KingFisherCrafts.co include an owl, a duck and a repeating floral pattern, each of which is suitable for use as a greeting card or for framing. Patterns at Parchment Worldwide include three-dimensional butterflies, a delicate miniature basket and a fan.

The owner of All Things Parchment Craft provides patterns of her own artwork including a selection of mandalas, a floral fan design and an intricate star burst design wall decoration. Anne Quinn's site offers greeting card patterns for several occasions including First Communion and birthday greetings. The designs feature both realistic and abstract-inspired flowers, butterflies and ribbons.

Parchment craft emerged from an art form used to create handmade devotional pictures and communion or prayer cards The cards featured patterns of perforation and embossing and were decorated with pencils and ink. As of 2015 Pergamano is an art supply brand offering paints and pens as well as the paper craft tools necessary to create this type of artwork.

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