Embroidery Library
Delightful Decor

NEW THIS WEEK - January 3rd, 2007:


Delightful Decor

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This week we travel around the world -- and back in time -- to explore art from different lands and decades.

Rosemaling is a centuries-old Norwegian art form recognizable by graceful, curving lines. Colorful and swirling flowers with "S" and "C" curves are striking on garments, towels, and linens.

Bold lions and prancing giraffes in silhouette are framed by geometric African borders in traditional red and green colors. And delicate cherry blossoms bloom from squares, diamonds, ovals, and borders to add a dash of Japanese art to your embroidery projects.

Fans of the Art Deco movement will enjoy bold, geometric roses in square, diamond, and oval shapes. All of these new designs are available for individual purchase, and keep an eye out for the value packs -- priced at only $9.97!


 


Norwegian Rosemaling

The word "Rosemaling" is translated from Norwegian to mean "decorative flower painting."
This art form began in the mid-18th century as an outgrowth of Baroque and Rococo styles.

Rosemaling Square
Available in three sizes:
7.81"X7.78" and 5.88"X5.85" and 4.86"X4.81"


Rosemaling is recognizable by decorative flowers in traditional "C" and "S" curves.
Artists who learned the Rosemaling technique traveled around the country, painting
the beautiful, flowing flowers in churches and homes of the upper and ruling class.

Rosemaling Diamond
Available in three sizes:
5.48"X7.81" and 4.15"X5.89" and 3.45"X4.89"


With Rosemaling now available in machine embroidery designs, you can bring this
traditional folk art to your wardrobe and home decor. The curving flowers lend beautifully
to the lines of a shirt, skirt, or dress. Experiment with colors and change the petals and
leaves to accent bathroom towels, curtains, and table linens.

Rosemaling Oval
Available in two sizes:
5.87"X8.28" and 4.84"X6.85"


The graceful Rosemaling flowers form this border design, which is a delightful accent
to skirts, dresses, jackets, table linens, and quilts. The medium size of this border is
formatted for the Endless Hoop, and may also be used in standard hoops.


Rosemaling Border
Available in three sizes:
9.41"X3.22" and 6.00"X2.23" and 3.86"X1.32"


A corner and single flower design, wonderful for accenting larger projects that use Rosemaling designs.
 
Available in two sizes:
4.85"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.87"
  Available in one size:
2.52"X2.13"


A Rosemaling Decor
Value Pack

Bring the beauty of Norwegian Rosemaling to your home decor -- or your wardrobe -- with these designs. The Rosemaling designs are available in a value pack - priced at only $9.97!

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

All designs smaller than 8 x 10 All designs smaller than 7.9 x 7.9 All designs smaller than 6 x 10
   
  All designs smaller than 5 x 7  


Floral Art Deco

The Art Deco design movement occurred between 1910 until 1939, and heavily influenced
architecture, fashion, painting, and film. These Art Deco floral designs are inspired by the
beautiful stained glass that emerged during that time.

Art Deco Floral Square
Available in three sizes:
7.80"X7.80" and 5.90"X5.90" and 4.90"X4.90"


The Art Deco style was marked by contrast -- contrasting lines, shapes, and colors. The
colors that we used for these designs have contrasting light and dark -- carnation pink and
black. Be sure to experiment with colors to match your project or home decor.


Art Deco Floral Square
Available in three sizes:
7.80"X7.80" and 5.90"X5.90" and 4.90"X4.90"


This oval design lends beautifully to bath decor on a large bath towel, or framed piece. It's
also wonderful for dining room decor, on chair backs, placemats, or a table runner.


Art Deco Floral Oval
Available in two sizes:
5.87"X8.26" and 4.86"X6.83"


A border of bold, geometric roses is lovely on skirts, shirts, and jackets. You can also
repeat it along the bottom of a curtain (shower or window), a towel, or table linens.
The medium size of this border has been formatted for the Endless Hoop, and can
also be used in standard hoops.


Art Deco Floral Oval
Available in three sizes:
9.42"X2.53" and 6.00"X1.76" and 2.98"X1.59"


An Art Deco floral corner or single rose are wonderful accents to the other pieces above.
 
Available in two sizes:
4.87"X4.87" and 3.84"X3.84"
  Available in one size:
2.52"X1.86"


An Art Deco Decor
Value Pack

These 1939 designs are available at 1939 prices -- the value pack is priced at only $9.97!
 
Click on the links or images below and add this value pack to your shopping basket!
 
All designs smaller than 8 x 10 All designs smaller than 7.9 x 7.9 All designs smaller than 6 x 10
   
  All designs smaller than 5 x 7  


African Art

Traditional basket patterns frame the top and bottom of this square design,
and giraffes in silhouette prance merrily along. Sewn in traditional colors
that are used in basket and fabric-dying in Africa, this design will be a
beautiful addition to any home decor project.


African Art Square
Available in three sizes:
7.80"X7.82" and 5.85"X5.87" and 4.85"X4.87"


This diamond design is fit for a king -- of the jungle, that is. A lion in
silhouette walks boldly through this design, framed by basket motifs.

African Art Diamond
Available in three sizes:
7.60"X7.79" and 5.76"X5.90" and 4.78"X4.89"


Giraffes in silhouette are the main focus of this oval design.
Perfect for elongated pillows, pillowcases, and towels.


African Art Oval
Available in two sizes:
5.86"X8.94" and 4.46"X6.83"

This African art border has sleek geometric lines that are often found in baskets. Striking and
colorful on table linens, quilts, and towels, this border is available in three sizes. The medium
size has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.


African Art Border
Available in three sizes:
9.41"X3.53" and 6.00"X2.01" and 3.86"X1.29"


Coordinate the African Art corner, or a giraffe in silhouette, with a larger African Art project.
 
Available in two sizes:
4.85"X4.86" and 3.84"X3.85"
  Available in one size:
1.76"X3.00"


An African Art Decor
Value Pack

Bring the color and beauty of African art to your home with these designs.
The above African Art Decor designs are available in a pack - priced at only $9.97!
Click on the links or images below and add this value pack to your shopping basket!
 
All designs smaller than 8 x 10 All designs smaller than 7.9 x 7.9 All designs smaller than 6 x 10
   
  All designs smaller than 5 x 7  


Japanese Cherry Blossoms

The cherry blossom (in Japan, Sakura) has much cultural significance.
Life is compared to a cherry blossom -- brief, and beautiful.

 
Available in three sizes:
7.72"X7.80" and 5.85"X5.90" and 4.86"X4.90"


During World War II many Japanese pilots would paint cherry blossoms
on the sides of their planes. Some believed that the spirits of fallen warriors
lived on in cherry blossoms.
Available in three sizes:
7.18"X7.80" and 5.44"X5.90" and 4.52"X4.90"


In 1912 Japan gave 3,000 cherry trees to the United States as a symbol of friendship.
These trees are in Washington, D.C., and thousands of tourists flock to see the blossoms
in the early spring.
Available in two sizes:
5.86"X7.89" and 4.86"X6.52"


This border of cherry blossoms is available in three sizes. The medium size has been
formatted for the Endless Hoop, and may also be used in standard hoops.

 
Available in three sizes:
9.41"X3.37" and 6.00"X2.42" and 2.87"X2.16"


A cherry blossom corner and accessory are lovely accents to larger projects with cherry blossoms.
 
Available in two sizes:
4.86"X4.62" and 3.86"X3.67"
  Available in one size:
1.83"X1.74"


A Japanese Art Decor
Value Pack

The above Japanese Art Decor designs are available in a pack - priced at only $9.97!
Click on the links or images below and add this value pack to your shopping basket!
 
All designs smaller than 8 x 10 All designs smaller than 7.9 x 7.9 All designs smaller than 6 x 10
   
  All designs smaller than 5 x 7