Stained Glass Patterns
Looking for stained glass patterns?
Choose It or Design It
Here you will find resources for finding a pattern and information on designing your own pattern.
Books and Magazines
Books and magazines can be an excellent source for locating stained glass patterns.
Pattern Books for Stained Glass
There are literally tons of books with patterns to choose from.
These books can be found at the library,
bookstores, local retail stained glass stores and from stained glass suppliers.
Coloring books are an excellent source for finding patterns.
Designs are clear and simple.
Stained glass periodicals are another source for finding patterns for stained glass.
These periodicals can be purchase at local bookstores or online.
Designing Your Own Pattern
Designing your own pattern is not as difficult as it might sound. You
can choose to draw your own pattern with paper and pencil or you can use computer generated software.
Hand Drawing Patterns
If drawing is one of your strengths, you can draw your own pattern.
If you have a picture, you can enlarge it to the desired size and then trace it.
Which ever method you use, be sure to add lines (solder lines) as glass does not like to make sharp bends and turns.
Stained Glass Software
One of the more popular stained glass software is "Glass Eye" by Dragonfly.
It comes with over 300 ready-made patterns and allows you to modify, combine, scan or design a pattern.
I have used this softwarre for many years and like it's ease and flexibility.
Dragonfly offers a free trial version for 30 days at no obligation.
To get your free trial version, click on "Glass Eye"
Free Online Patterns
Here is a list of free patterns that we have organized for you. Take a look, there are 100's to choose from.
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