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Birds of a Feather, Flocking Together

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Birds of a feather flock together with new designs featuring birds and birdhouses in all their finely feathered glory!

Begin with pairs of birds perching together in lovely flowers and fresh foliage. These centerpiece designs are sure to be conversation starters wherever they land.

Next, take a world tour with birdhouses in an amazing variety of styles, inspired by cultures from all parts of the globe. Bright medleys and coordinating designs are perfect for brilliant winter decor and apparel!

Cozy country birdhouse squares, whimsical His and Hers birdie bungalows, and crafty bird homes round out the new designs with a fun and colorful flourish.

Fly on down the page to see all these fabulous designs -- and be sure to check out this week's Request of the Week at the bottom of the page. Happy stitching!

Free project instructions

Create a handy bag with lots of pockets and style to spare. Click here for free project instructions!

 


Birdhouse Beauties

Rich new designs highlight the natural beauty of birds, while surrounding them with lush flowers and fresh greenery for a fabulous look on pillow shams, wall hangings, and table linens.

A cardinal couple poses among blooming roses. The birdbath she is perched on is a perfect match for their surroundings. Add this gorgeous scene to home decor items for a fabulous centerpiece!
 
Available in four sizes:
8.58"X11.37" and 6.98"X9.24" and 5.83"X7.70" and 4.86"X6.39"


Curious chickadees explore their new home in the pine branches.
 
Available in four sizes:
8.57"X10.40" and 6.99"X8.49" and 5.85"X7.07" and 4.85"X5.88"


Mockingbirds are serene in a lovely composition.
 
Available in four sizes:
8.62"X9.80" and 6.94"X7.89" and 5.88"X6.68" and 4.88"X5.54"


Around the World Birdhouses

Take a trip around the world! Beautiful birdhouses represent artistic styles from every corner of the globe. Vibrant birdhouses draw from folk art and artistic movements throughout history. Rosemaling, Wycinanki (Polish folk art ), Blue Willow, Art Nouveau, Suzani, and more will brighten pillows, wall hangings, tote bags, towels, and lots more. Each style has coordinating designs for mixing and matching any way you like.

Rosemaling is a centuries-old Norwegian folk art from with gorgeous flowers and smooth, scrolling shapes. A Rosemaling birdhouse medley is stunning on sweatshirts, home decor, and more.
 
Available in three sizes:
9.36"X4.77" and 7.80"X3.98" and 6.87"X3.50"


Coordinate a single birdhouse and bird with the above design for fabulous compositions on pillows and wall hangings.
     
 
Available in one size:
2.87"X3.14"
  Available in one size:
3.40"X3.84"


Stitch an elegant Art Nouveau birdhouse for a stunning addition to home decor and apparel.
 
Available in three sizes:
9.36"X5.28" and 7.80"X4.40" and 6.87"X3.87"


Shirt fronts and handbags are lovely with smaller designs.
     
 
Available in one size:
3.30"X3.86"
  Available in one size:
2.06"X2.61"


This graceful birdhouse medley is inspired by the Blue Willow china pattern. Lovely on table linens!
 
Available in three sizes:
9.41"X5.19" and 7.81"X4.30" and 6.86"X3.78"


Spruce up tea towels and flour sack towels with lovely Blue Willow designs.
     
 
Available in one size:
2.91"X3.77"
  Available in one size:
1.80"X3.15"


Inspired by the art of Polish papercutting, called Wycinanki, these designs burst with color and energy. Stitch onto table linens, towels, and totes for a fabulous embellishment!
 
Available in three sizes:
9.41"X4.96" and 7.81"X4.12" and 6.84"X3.60"


Let a Wycinanki bird and birdhouse land on linen napkins and potholders.
     
 
Available in one size:
3.11"X3.69"
  Available in one size:
2.65"X2.81"


Fanciful colors and details mark the 17th century artistic style of Chinoiserie. Lush flowers and graceful birds make a lively addition to pillow shams and placemats!
 
Available in three sizes:
9.41"X5.63" and 7.77"X4.66" and 6.86"X4.11"


Coordinate pretty Chinoiserie designs to make your own composition.
         
   
Available in one size:
2.69"X3.86"
  Available in one size:
2.02"X3.51"
  Available in one size:
2.79"X3.77"


Inspired by folk embroidery, a birdhouse medley features festive floral patterns replicating traditional motifs of Sweden.
 
Available in three sizes:
9.41"X5.26" and 7.81"X4.36" and 6.86"X3.83"


Bird lovers will appreciate colorful, whimsical birdhouse designs.
     
 
Available in one size:
3.79"X3.57"
  Available in one size:
2.30"X2.86"


Stitch an artistic Art Deco birdhouse onto sweatshirts, tote bags, pillows, and more for a stunning and stylish look!
 
Available in two sizes:
7.81"X5.36" and 6.81"X4.67"


Door hangers and mini-quilts are natural landing spots for these pretty designs!
         
   
Available in one size:
2.54"X2.25"
  Available in one size:
3.44"X3.40"
  Available in one size:
2.26"X1.55"


It may not be a traditional folk art dating back centuries, but "retro" is still a fabulous look! A very sweet design for towels, shirts, and more.
 
Available in two sizes:
7.61"X5.86" and 6.31"X4.86"


Bibs and toddler tees are adorable with these sweet designs.
         
   
Available in one size:
2.48"X3.05"
  Available in one size:
2.88"X3.60"
  Available in one size:
2.52"X2.90"


Dating back to the Renaissance, the decorative Italian pottery style of Majolica is extremely popular with collectors today. Great for kitchen and dining room decor!
 
Available in three sizes:
9.40"X4.90" and 7.80"X4.06" and 6.86"X3.57"


Feather your nest with beautiful Majolica designs!
     
 
Available in one size:
3.65"X3.86"
  Available in one size:
2.82"X3.86"


A worldly and traditional Suzani birdhouse medley is inspired by silk thread embroidered textiles from Uzbekistan. Gorgeous on pillows, quilts, and more cultured decor!
 
Available in three sizes:
9.41"X5.02" and 7.81"X4.17" and 6.83"X3.64"


A perfect pair for handbags and totes, towels and table linens.
     
 
Available in one size:
2.65"X2.84"
  Available in one size:
3.20"X2.79"


Add country charm to decor and apparel with this crafty birdhouse trio.
 
Available in three sizes:
9.18"X5.84" and 7.80"X4.96" and 6.80"X4.32"


Stitch adorable birdhouses for a cheep bit of winter therapy!
         
   
Available in one size:
2.51"X3.34"
  Available in one size:
1.98"X3.74"
  Available in one size:
2.36"X3.29"


Japanese sumi-e ink painting is the inspiration for this pretty, graceful birdhouse trio. Lovely on towels and T-shirts.
 
Available in three sizes:
8.83"X5.85" and 7.80"X5.17" and 6.85"X4.54"


Choose your favorite birdhouse -- or two!
         
   
Available in one size:
2.09"X2.90"
  Available in one size:
2.47"X3.85"
  Available in one size:
2.01"X3.32"


Filigree birds are camouflaged beautifully next to their simple yet elegant home.
 
Available in three sizes:
9.41"X5.70" and 7.80"X4.72" and 6.88"X4.16"


Coordinate filigree designs on linen napkins and placemats for delicious dining room decor.
     
 
Available in one size:
2.21"X2.08"
  Available in one size:
3.86"X3.45"


Cozy Country Birdhouses

Cozy Country Birdhouses are homespun squares with a lot of heart! Pleasing heart and branch frames draw the eye to the picturesque birdhouses within, while birds fluff their feathers and perch happily outside their homes. Perfect for pillows, mini-quilts, and placemats!
     
 
Available in three sizes:
7.79"X7.69" and 5.94"X5.86" and 4.89"X4.82"
  Available in three sizes:
7.79"X7.68" and 5.94"X5.86" and 4.88"X4.81"


Love is in the air as a couple of birds meet under their post-Christmas version of mistletoe! On the right, this bird ponders her housing options. Or maybe she is just keeping an eye on that juicy apple? Both make sweet designs for Valentine's Day projects.
     
 
Available in three sizes:
7.80"X7.69" and 5.94"X5.86" and 4.92"X4.86"
  Available in three sizes:
7.79"X7.69" and 5.94"X5.86" and 4.92"X4.86"


Birdie Bungalows

Whimsical birdie bungalows will make your day! Just looking at them brings a smile. His and Her birdhouses are perfect for towel sets, and make very fun wedding gifts. Both are already dressed up for the occasion!
     
 
Available in two sizes:
4.71"X6.87" and 2.64"X3.86"
  Available in two sizes:
4.47"X6.87" and 2.51"X3.86"


Two bright birds check into the Fly Right Inn, and a crafty birdhouse is decorated with buttons and thread spools.
     
 
Available in two sizes:
4.84"X6.40" and 2.91"X3.85"
  Available in two sizes:
4.87"X6.59" and 2.85"X3.86"


This bird is all set to while away pleasant winter hours in her crafty nest.
 
Available in two sizes:
4.86"X5.06" and 3.70"X3.85"


Special Request of the Week

Embroidery Library is always inspired by your design suggestions, and we thank you for sending us tons of terrific ideas, which we regularly incorporate into the weekly design themes. As a way to expand on designs for specific requests, this space is dedicated to the "Request of the Week."

This week's request comes from
Judy, who asked that the magnificent buffalo be given the sketchbook treatment. A variety of poses in this medley show the buffalo in many aspects -- including a calf. Even in a sketchy style, buffalo make a big impression! Thanks for the great idea, Judy.
 
Available in three sizes:
7.80"X7.54" and 6.08"X5.87" and 5.02"X4.86"


Want to see more? Click here to see designs released in previous weeks!