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NEW THIS WEEK - January 2nd, 2008


Arts & Crafts

Free Project Instructions!

 

The Arts & Crafts movement of the late 1800s was an exciting change from the richly-detailed and elaborate Victorian style that was the norm. Recognized by its simple, clean lines and use of geometric shapes and flowers, the Arts & Crafts movement spread everywhere, from architectural designs for buildings and houses to stained glass to fine arts.

This beloved style is over 100 years old, and has a current and modern look that's loved and cherished. It's a wonderful match to home decor items and garments, and celebrated this week with new designs!

Embrace beautiful floral and stained glass scenes in borders, features, and corners. Their decorative uses are endless!  From bold and stunning to delicate and dainty, these geometric and organic works of art are sure to bring delight to towels, shirts and totes, as well as table linens and bedding.

Celebrate the new year with this "blast from the past," and enjoy the new designs!

Post memories and reminders
 on a beautiful embroidered memo board!
Click here for free project instructions.



Arts & Crafts Roses Stained Glass
 

The artists who developed the Arts & Crafts style reveled in the organic beauty of flowers. Delicate blossoms and weaving, graceful stems and vines bloomed and grew in stained glass windows of homes and churches. In the following designs, stained glass roses create a sensational effect. A
 splendid match for quilts, blankets, totes, and pillows!
 

Available in four sizes:
7.81"X7.80" and 5.86"X5.85" and 4.86"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.86"



A solitary rose with looping vines is highlighted in a colorful frame. Be sure
to experiment with colors to match your own decor or taste!
 

Available in four sizes:
7.83"X7.83" and 5.88"X5.88" and 4.88"X4.88" and 3.88"X3.88"



Bold roses cluster together above multi-colored panes. This border design makes
a fashionable statement to table and bed linens, as well as skirts and shirts.
The
medium size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also
be used in standard hoops.
 

Available in three sizes:
9.41"X4.70" and 6.00"X3.22" and 3.86"X1.93"



A twin set of roses atop a scalloped base. Wonderful on quilts and placemats!

The medium size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may
also be used in standard hoops.
 

Available in three sizes:
9.42"X2.37" and 6.00"X1.70" and 3.87"X0.98"



Forming an exquisite corner, this rose and its winding vines flourish with life.
 Add the vitality to the corners of pockets, napkins, table runners, and placemats.
 

Available in two sizes:
4.87"X4.87" and 3.87"X3.87"



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Arts & Crafts Roses Stained Glass Value Pack

All of the above Arts & Crafts Roses Stained Glass designs are available in a value pack!

The extra extra-large pack contains 8 designs - priced at only $12.97!
The extra-large pack contains 6 designs - priced at only $10.97!
The large pack contains 8 designs - priced at only $12.97!
The medium pack contains 6 designs - priced at only $10.97!
The small pack contains 5 designs - priced at only $9.97!

Click on the images or links below to see the designs included in the pack,
and add the value pack to your shopping basket.
 

All designs smaller than 8 x 10 All designs smaller than 7.8 x 7.8 All designs smaller than 6 x 10
     
 
All designs smaller than 5 x 7   All designs smaller than 4 x 4


Out-of-the-Blue Flowers
 

Sweet, delicate, and dainty little flowers are tucked among graceful and elegant leaves.
These "out-of-the-blue" flowers make a subtle statement on skirts, shirts, and linens.
 

Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.80" and 5.85"X5.85" and 4.85"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.85"



Darling buds unfold in all directions to form a graceful, circular shape.
 

Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.80" and 5.85"X5.85" and 4.85"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.85"



Spiraling florets and shoots curl outwards, bringing graceful energy to jackets,
skirts, and shirts.
The medium size of this design has been formatted for the
Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.
 

Available in three sizes:
9.40"X4.69" and 6.00"X3.39" and 3.85"X1.90"



Dainty buds and blossoms twist together, forming an elegant and graceful border.
Wonderful on table runners, quilts, and hemlines!
The medium size of this design has
been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.
 

Available in three sizes:
9.40"X2.37" and 6.00"X1.75" and 3.85"X0.97"



A duo of cheerful flowers are accented with berries and reaching sprouts.
Place this delightful corner on pockets, napkins, and linen towels.
 

Available in two sizes:
4.85"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.85"



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Out-of-the-Blue Floral Value Pack

All of the above Out-of-the-Blue Floral designs are available in a value pack!

The extra extra-large pack contains 8 designs - priced at only $12.97!
The extra-large pack contains 6 designs - priced at only $10.97!
The large pack contains 8 designs - priced at only $12.97!
The medium pack contains 6 designs - priced at only $10.97!
The small pack contains 5 designs - priced at only $9.97!

Click on the images or links below to see the designs included in the pack,
and add the value pack to your shopping basket.
 

All designs smaller than 8 x 10 All designs smaller than 7.8 x 7.8 All designs smaller than 6 x 10
     
 
All designs smaller than 5 x 7   All designs smaller than 4 x 4


Arts & Crafts Flowers and Swirls
 

A beautiful square made up of lovely swirls and delicate blossoms. This refreshing
design was just made for sweatshirts, table runners, and framed artwork. Tip it on
end to form a diamond!
 

Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.80" and 5.85"X5.85" and 4.85"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.85"



Arching swirls and growing flowers form a pretty circle.  A lovely match for towels and cozies.
 

Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.80" and 5.85"X5.85" and 4.85"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.85"



Curling outward, vibrant blooms play with wispy swirls.
The medium size of this design
has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.
 

Available in three sizes:
9.40"X4.72" and 6.00"X3.25" and 3.85"X1.93"



Softly rolling waves of blossoms and curls.
The medium size of this design
has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.
 

Available in three sizes:
9.40"X2.37" and 6.00"X1.83" and 3.03"X1.51"



A single, vibrant flower framed by curlicue swirls and a winding vine. Tuck this
 radiant design into corners of placemats and table runners.
 

Available in two sizes:
4.86"X4.85" and 3.86"X3.85"



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Arts & Crafts Flowers and Swirls Value Pack

All of the above Arts & Crafts Flowers and Swirls designs are available in a value pack!

The extra extra-large pack contains 8 designs - priced at only $12.97!
The extra-large pack contains 6 designs - priced at only $10.97!
The large pack contains 8 designs - priced at only $12.97!
The medium pack contains 6 designs - priced at only $10.97!
The small pack contains 5 designs - priced at only $9.97!

Click on the images or links below to see the designs included in the pack,
and add the value pack to your shopping basket.
 

All designs smaller than 8 x 10 All designs smaller than 7.8 x 7.8 All designs smaller than 6 x 10
     
 
All designs smaller than 5 x 7   All designs smaller than 4 x 4


Arts & Crafts Stained Glass
 

Geometric shapes and lines create a striking stained glass scene in the shape
 of a square.  A wonderful choice for wall-hangings, framed art or tote bags.
 

Available in four sizes:
7.81"X7.81" and 5.82"X5.81" and 4.82"X4.82" and 3.82"X3.81"



Gentle curves mingle with straight edges within a circular border.
 

Available in four sizes:
7.82"X7.82" and 5.82"X5.82" and 4.82"X4.82" and 3.82"X3.82"



Circles and triangles with thick borders, lock together in a dramatic landscape.

The medium size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop;
may also be used in standard hoops.
 

Available in three sizes:
9.41"X4.71" and 6.00"X3.21" and 3.87"X1.95"



A pair of circles linger adjacently to a tri-paneled triangle.
The medium size of this
design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.
 

Available in three sizes:
9.41"X2.35" and 6.00"X1.83" and 3.87"X0.98"



The triangular shape of this design, full of bold forms, makes a neat corner for towels and table linens.
 

Available in two sizes:
4.87"X4.86" and 3.87"X3.86"



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Arts & Crafts Stained Glass Value Pack

All of the above Arts & Crafts Stained Glass designs are available in a value pack!

The extra extra-large pack contains 8 designs - priced at only $12.97!
The extra-large pack contains 6 designs - priced at only $10.97!
The large pack contains 8 designs - priced at only $12.97!
The medium pack contains 6 designs - priced at only $10.97!
The small pack contains 5 designs - priced at only $9.97!

Click on the images or links below to see the designs included in the pack,
and add the value pack to your shopping basket.
 

All designs smaller than 8 x 10 All designs smaller than 7.8 x 7.8 All designs smaller than 6 x 10
     
 
All designs smaller than 5 x 7   All designs smaller than 4 x 4


Arts & Crafts In-the-Hoop Tissue Holders

Bring the beauty and elegance of the Arts & Crafts movement to your travel bag and
purse with new tissue holders, made right in the hoop! Each tissue holder is decorated
with this traditional art style, letting you enjoy a bit of history every time you catch
the sniffles.

Click here for instructions (and free video tutorial) for making In-the-Hoop Tissue Holders.

 


Sunny flowers and crisp leaves
 surround a ripe, orange cluster.
 
  Tranquil leaves twist and flow around each other.
 

Available in one size:
5" x 7"

  Available in one size:
5" x 7"


Fresh leaves are punctuated
 with adorable acorns.
 
  A dazzling blossom amid
 greenery and alluring buds.
 

Available in one size:
5" x 7"

  Available in one size:
5" x 7"


Geometric shapes and brilliant colors
 evoke a strong, dynamic look.
 
  Meandering vines wrap themselves around
 elaborate blooms and cool leaves.
 

Available in one size:
5" x 7"

  Available in one size:
5" x 7"


Coordinating Arts & Crafts themes

The designs from the above tissue holders are also available as border designs. Use them
to make coordinating checkbook covers, eyeglass cases, or even to put a smart-looking
accent on purses and tote bags. And, use them in other places, too, such as blankets,
tote bags, and linens. 
 


Delightful foliage celebrates the
 ripening of a beautiful orange.
 
  Serenity is softly waving leaves.
 

Available in two sizes:
6.86"X1.70" and 3.86"X0.96"

  Available in two sizes:
6.85"X1.80" and 3.86"X1.00"


Tiny acorns peek out from rich,
 densely growing leaves.
 
  Enchanting buds curve around
 a jubilant, soaring blossom.
 

Available in two sizes:
6.86"X1.74" and 3.85"X0.98"

  Available in two sizes:
6.86"X1.63" and 3.86"X0.92"


Curves and circles dance amidst straight
 lines, squares, and rectangles.
 
  Pretty, detailed flowers pop against a leafy vine.
 

Available in two sizes:
6.86"X1.79" and 3.86"X1.01"

  Available in two sizes:
6.84"X1.73" and 3.85"X0.97"

 
 
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Arts & Crafts Tissue Holders Value Pack

All of the above Arts & Crafts Tissue Holder designs,
along with the larger border designs, are available in a
value pack - priced at only $16.97!

Click on the image or link to the left to see the designs included in the pack, and add the value pack to your shopping basket.
 

All designs smaller than 5 x 7    

Arts & Crafts Panels

Elegant panels, blooming with flowers and leaves, are spectacular with color and detail.
Elegant blossoms and graceful, swirling leaves compose a natural backdrop to a majestic
peacock and delicate hummingbird. Wonderful as a framed piece, or as a feature of a
pillow or tote bag!

 


Lush greenery, bursting blooms, and a graceful peacock make up this gorgeous panel design.
 
  A spirited hummingbird mingles with
 winding leaves and pretty blossoms.
 

Available in two sizes:
4.96"X9.40" and 3.61"X6.85"

  Available in two sizes:
5.85"X9.16" and 4.35"X6.84"


Color Me Beautiful!

Color makes such a difference! To demonstrate how different hues can completely transform
a design, we embroidered the above two panel scenes in different colors. Both color schemes
are included on the color change sheets for the designs. Be sure to experiment with different
colors to find the look that you love!
 

2nd Color Scheme
 
  2nd Color Scheme
 


Stained Glass Wings & Things

The Arts & Crafts movement brought new life to decor with stained glass lamps and windows.
As the sunlight danced through the pains of colorful glass, the art movement came alive and transformed rooms into rainbows. Bring this magic to your own projects with new designs
featuring "wings and things" in colorful stained glass styles. These charming and unique
designs are sure to liven up shirts, kitchen cozies, towels, and tote bags.
 


With vivid, segmented wings, this butterfly
 is a vision of loveliness.
 
  A lively hummingbird flits along on fragile wings.
 

Available in two sizes:
4.99"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.74"

  Available in two sizes:
5.08"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.70"


An intricate stained glass rooster
 stands proudly at attention.
 
  A fantastic, diamond patterned shell creates a kaleidoscope of color for this darling turtle.
 

Available in two sizes:
4.86"X5.28" and 3.55"X3.86"

  Available in two sizes:
6.23"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.02"


Snazzy spots give this darling frog
 some additional pizzazz.
 
  Elegant, detailed wings will carry this
 delightful dragonfly to wonderful places like table linens, towels, and shirts!
 

Available in two sizes:
6.53"X4.86" and 3.86"X2.87"

  Available in two sizes:
6.86"X4.78" and 3.86"X2.68"


A majestic deer holds his head high and
 takes in his surroundings.
 
  A whimsical rabbit strikes a sweet pose, just waiting to be applied to quilts, blankets, and tote bags.
 

Available in two sizes:
4.82"X6.61" and 2.80"X3.87"

  Available in two sizes:
3.94"X6.85" and 2.21"X3.85"


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Stained Glass Wings & Things Value Pack

All of the above 8 Stained Glass Wings & Things designs are available in a value pack
- priced at only $14.97!
Click on the images or links below to see the designs included
in the pack, and add the value pack to your shopping basket.
 

 
All designs smaller than 5 x 7   All designs smaller than 4 x 4


Gingko Leaf Square - Request of the Week
 
 Sarah D., from Pennsylvania, when purchasing a new home, ideally wanted a Craftsman-style
 house. When that wasn't in the cards, she purchased a Lynnhaven, a Sears kit house from 1935,
 that did have some Craftsman elements to it.  Wanting to additionally incorporate more Arts &
Crafts nature themes throughout the house, Sarah found inspiration in a stanza from Robert Louis Stevenson's poem, 'Songs for Travel':

I will make you brooches and toys for your delight / Of bird-song at morning and star-shine at night.
I will make a palace fit for you and me / Of green days in forests and blue days at sea.

Taking the last line to heart, she incorporated blues, greens and natural components to all of
the  rooms. The one missing piece was
a simple gingko leaf.   Sarah says, "One of my husband's nieces got her grandmother a small, tone-on-tone decorative pillow that had a single, very simple, machine-embroidered gingko leaf on it and I always thought it was a very nice accent. But, just
any ginkgo leaf won't do, because designs from the Arts & Crafts era tended to be stylized, almost stencil-like, and somewhat squared off. Everything I've found that's "north woodsy" is just too natural and realistic looking.  I would like to use the ginkgoes to make a tone-on-tone linen table runner, possibly dining room curtains and chair covers, and a cushion  for the radiator. "

Thanks for the wonderful suggestion, Sarah!  It's a fantastic story that you shared,
and we hope this design will help with the finishing touches of your home decor!
 

Available in four sizes:
7.81"X7.75" and 5.86"X5.83" and 4.87"X4.87" and 3.87"X3.85"


These new Arts & Crafts designs are located in the Home Decor category. Other historic styles of designs that you'll find in the Home Decor category include Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Mosaics, and Kaleidoscopes.