Free Stained Glass PatternsFree stained glass patterns are perfect for crafting your own stained glass suncatchers, lampshades, panels, windows and candle holders. The web offers a great variety of free stained glass patterns and stained glass patterns for sale. More stained glass patterns are available from specialty publications.
Stained glass patterns vary from pen and ink drawings with little or no digital processing, to being nearly entirely done with computer graphic programs.
A hand-drawn stained glass pattern gives more convincing, natural-looking results than those that are made digitally. Nonetheless, computers are very useful for producing geometric patterns.
Online patterns are especially useful because they can be printed to the size that you desire using standard computer graphics programs - you don't have to scan the free stained glass patterns, it's already done for you. Neither do you have to worry about destroying the free stained glass pattern while using it, you can easily print a fresh new copy everytime! Follow this light green link for instruction on resizing patterns and this link for printing patterns.
Why do individuals and companies provide stained glass patterns for free? One of the rewards of publishing online is that one doesn't need to worry about the marketing and material constraints of publishing a book, because they are made available very little cost to the publisher. Glass manufacturers and stained glass suppliers will publish them to attract customers.
Regardless of where you obtain your patterns, make sure that they are designed by experienced stained glass artists with some clear notions about "cuttability."
Your guide to stained glass patternsThe Stained Glass Pattern Directory is your gateway to all stained glass patterns, free or for sale, online or on paper.
To make your search as efficient as possible, only sites that offer original, unique patterns are featured. It is hoped that while perusing the links herein, you will not encounter the same patterns twice.
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Chantal's Stained Glass
An eclectic selection of fresh, original and naturalistic stained glass patterns.
Free Stained Glass Patterns
100% great free patterns, for stained glass windows and panels.
Generous helping of attractive patterns suitable for beginners. SIGN UP required.
Stained Glass Art by Vit-Mar
A wide variety of patterns sold online, and some for free.
Paned Expressions Studios
Archive of elaborate patterns, free monthly patterns and patterns for sale.
Chantal's Stained Glass Patterns
A second site featuring more of Chantal Paré's stained glass patterns.
ART:ERY - a stained glass pattern co-op
Sell your patterns, or buy other artists' in this new marketplace.
Window, sidelight, transom and door patterns feature bevels from American Bevels Co. Hundreds to choose from.
PDQ Stained Glass Patterns
Original patterns by Marian Miller, divided into categories.
Outstanding selection of Frank Lloyd Wright prairie designs for windows, lamps and mosaics..
Barry Z. Masser
Offering books of patterns, and online patterns that make use of the special technique of glass plating.
Glass Pattern Source
A growing collection of patterns by a collective.
Ozark Stained Glass
Very large collection of stained glass patterns featuring horses, spanning several pages, as well as various wildlife, landscapes and abstracts.
Warner-Crivellaro Stained Glass, Inc.
A selection of original patterns divided by theme.
Large library of window patterns featuring Action Bevel's products.
Alice's Stained Glass
Oregon studio sells patterns from some of their commissions and stained glass projects.
A growing variety of well-drawn, pleasing designs.
Holli Boyle Stained Glass
A wide variety of dog, cat, and bird suncatchers.
Amazing Glass Patterns
Robert Oddy stained glass patterns.
British Stained Glass Pattern Co.
Stained glass patterns on themes from the British Isles.
Darryl's Stained Glass Patterns
Patterns depicting sports, fishing, cartoons, and a variety of topics. Author of "Hook, Line and Glass."
Stained Glass Lady
Orchids, Australian birds and Australian flowers.
Sixteen great nautical and native original pattern including Compass Rose, Cutter, Galleon, Gillnetter, Heron , Lighthouse, Orca, Pelican, Schooner, Tea Clipper, Troller and Virginia Clipper.
Alpine Stained Glass
About 40 free patterns include seasonal themes.
Seymour Stained Glass
Specializes in tabletop patterns. Available in book format, or individual patterns.
Celtic Stained Glass Patterns
Specializes in Celtic stain glass patterns.
A variety of window patterns. Also Music Box Kits.
Glass painting patterns, most requiring little or no adaptations for stained glass work, very original.
Allen Kenoyer Glass
Offers stained glass patterns divided by skill level.
Specializes in patterns for stained glass lampshades in the style of Frank Lloyd Wright.
Stained glass patterns include hummingbirds, US flags, panda and rosettes.
Dean's Stained Glass
Alabama studio features transom ideas.
Stained Glass News UK
Four original patterns include an abstract beach scene, a honey bee, Mucha-style profile and "the zipper". Note: loads very slowly, sometimes doesn't load at all.
Aanraku Stained Glass
8 free patterns including American flags in the wind.
TK Stained Glass
Japanese supplier of exceptional kits and patterns.
Odyssey Lamp Systems
Tiffany reproduction lamp patterns on fiberglass molds. Newly re-vamped website with instructions.
Designer Carol Conti sells her own panel lamp patterns and fiberglass molds.
Worden Lamp Systems
Lamp patterns on styrofoam molds.
Hello Darlly Garden Art
Lovely patterns for stained glass stepping stones.
Some free patterns from the publishers of pattern resizing software.
Art Glass World
About 20 free patterns.
Some really nice patterns, let's hope there are many more in the future. No pricing information, you have to email the artist.
Stained Glass Painting Patterns
New website to feature stained glass patterns requiring the use of fired paint, matte, enamels and silver stain.
Many projects, some of which require a bandsaw.
Best Stained Glass Patterns
New pattern collection, so far with Japanese inspiration.
Obsession Art Glass
Eleven free form dog and cat patterns.
Nine patterns, classical and abstract.
Manon's patterns hosted by zimagez.
Explore the various pattern galleries.
Art of Stained Glass
In addition to the title link, two easy patterns for beginners to practice with: Beginner stained glass pattern #1 and Beginner stained glass pattern #2, a Sonoran Desert Scene (bottom of page), and a glass painting butterfly pattern.
A growing collection of liturgical patterns by Marian Miller.
Furnace Brook Stained Glass
About 20 various patterns.
Sunny Brooks Studio
Hex signs, suncatchers, and landscapes from this Arkansas studio.
An original pattern set that includes lovely boxes.
8 patterns: skier, candle holders, star and quilt squares.
Offers free stained glass patterns and a stained glass pattern rendering service.
One free pattern and a few for sale that include holiday themes, angles and stars.
400 free patterns and a free resizer are available by downloading Glass Eye 2000.
Fantasy In Glass
Patterns include a dragon, generic cartoons, soccer player, mug and submarine.
Stained Glass Stuff
Patterns for beveled candleholders, suncatchers, and table lanterns.
Patterns from Suzanne Cooper.
A wide variety of stained glass patterns is available for purchase.
Hall Glass Studio
Sells stained glass patterns featuring women portraits, sun mask, angels and flowers.
Huronia Art Glass
Pattern sets in pdf format include marine mammals such as whales, orcas, seals and dolphins, and whimsical suncatchers.
Pete's Place Studio
Two dozen original stained glass patterns for suncatchers, some of them using nuggets.
The White House
A dozen original stained glass patterns for windows.
Glass Books Online
Gillian Sawyer's pattern books featuring fairies, Australian wildlife, and frogs.
Pattern for a working stained glass sundial.
Peel and Stick Glass Patterns
A nice variety of pre-cut, self-adhesive patterns.
Free stain glass patterns, including many from the Spectrum Pattern sets.
Glass with Vicky Payne
Several free patterns in pdf format, from suncatchers to windows.
Half a dozen stained glass patterns.
Valerie Hixson's Web World
One pattern for a mirror decorated with roses.
Assortment of original stained glass patterns with a Québec theme.
The Leadlight Workshop
Australian online stained glass pattern catalogue, many mirrors.
Several original suncatchers.
Sells pattern CDs featuring polar bears, hummingbirds, bucks, does, orcas, whales, lighthouses and ships. Free pattern samples are offered.
Patterns in Glass
Individual patterns as well as self-published pattern books.
Downeast Stained Glass
CD pattern sets, some free patterns on rotation, fees.
Stained Glass Art by Connie Hahn
Nearly a dozen free, original stained glass patterns.
The White House
Flamingo, rooster, dogwood and classical patterns in Glasseye format.
Dolphins, dancers, fish, tiger and others.
Stained Glass Shop
This glass graphics site offers several easy patterns.
Stained Glass Supplies
Japanese site with free pdf downloads that are found at the bottom of the page.
Glass Art Patterns
About 20 patterns that include small 3D flowers.
A Glass Bash
Features a stain glass pattern for a Mardi Gras mask set in an oval frame.
Spring Creek Stained Glass
GlassEye 200 and pdf patterns, Celtic, and geometric and others.
Brand new! Great for lead came.
Better Stained Glass
Twenty nice patterns.
Creative Art Factory
Three pages of simple patterns.
Six angel patterns.
Vitrail Véronique Soucy
Great handful of architectural patterns.
L'Atelier de Carole
French language site offers patterns and special projects with full instructions.
About a dozen geometric patterns, some with bevels.
Creative Art Factory
Sixteen simple patterns.
Free Stained Glass Pattern Blog
Pattern of a modest, nude female figure, and patterns of newsworthy personalities and events.
Small selection of lighthouse patterns, and a space shuttle.
SG Designs by JFA
Growing selection of holiday and animal patterns, self-published book.
Hilburn Art Glass
Small selection of large patterns.
Spring Creek Stained Glass
Designs include desert, bamboo, beach bar, palm trees and Kokopelli.
Stained Glass Town Square
Member submitted patterns.
Dogwoods, palm trees and bird.
Acadian Glass Art
Eight window and transom designs.
Legacy Stained Glass Pattern Company
Two CDs of antique window reproduction in GE format.
A free stained glass pattern every month or so. ebooks are also available.
Patterns change monthly.
Bennett's Art Glass
Monthly pattern beginning January 2006.
Leadlight New Zealand
Some free patterns for New Zealand natives.
Prairie style arch, sidelights, windows and doors.
A floral suncatcher, and a panel with three horses.
Three patterns based on Greek Mythology.
Glass Craft Patterns
Blog with a few patterns.
Stained Glass Stepping Stones
Three stepping stone panels, can be used for straight stained glass.
One pattern, click on the pattern link on top of the page.
A husky pattern.
Free Craft Downloads
These are intended for the stained glass craft but many designs would require modifications.
Erik The Vermillion
A few line drawings can be used for stained glass.
One free horse pattern.
Three patterns so far.
Patterns for leaded lamps and suncatchers.
Stained Glass Express
Monthly patterns include lampshade, birdfeeder and standalone angels.
Aquarium Art Academy
Instructions to make fish stained glass patterns with free stained glass pattern samples.
Misty's Online Coloring Book
Images can be adapted for stained glass patterns.
Some original patterns in pdf format.
Stained Glass Shop
A few copyrighted patterns drafted by individuals that digitally colorize stained glass patterns.
One pattern for ferrets.
Ready or Not
Three easy patterns.
Computer-generated outlines that can be adapted for making your own stained glass patterns.
Stained glass patterns from a very talented 11-yr old.
Three floral patterns. German language site.
One Pattern of Hello Kitty.
Paul's Stained Glass
One nice pattern for a flamingo.
Shirley's Sewing Stuff
Several lovely stained glass quilting patterns require little adaptation to be used for glass.
To speed up your search,
all sites above have been carefully screened for original content.
Sites whose patterns may all be found elsewhere,
such as those that can be found in the Spectrum set are omitted.
Please go directly to the Spectrum page.
RECOMMENDED INSTRUCTION SITES
Art of Stained Glass
How to draw patterns
Stained Glass Town Square
American Glass Guild Forum
Artisans Of Glass
Artists in Stained Glass
Fused and Stained Glass Source
That Home Site
The Art Glass Factory
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The Chickadee Avatars have quite a few stained glass avatars.
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