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What a hoot! Realistic, Art Nouveau, baroque, whimsical, retro, and inky -- owls of many kinds are what's new this week.

Complex shading and lush backgrounds give an amazingly realistic look to many of these designs. A gorgeous Snowy Owl night scene, a Barn Owl winging over a farm field, a stunning owl eye design, and more detailed designs will be "owl" the rage with your family and friends!

Calligraphy-style lines make up Intricate Ink owls, perfect for quick stitching on towels, table linens, and garments. Light owl designs with swirling baroque backgrounds are also just right for fast yet elegant decor and attire projects.

A touch of whimsy takes flight with groovy retro owls, with bold geometrical patterns, and bright owls surrounded by swirls and flowers. These fun owls add color and charm to tote bags, towels, table linens, and more!



Classic and trendy, this tote bag is basic yet very fashionable. Click here for free traditional tote bag project instructions, in a variety of sizes!


Snowy Owl Scene

What a beautifully lush nighttime scene! A Snowy Owl flies across a snowy, starlit field, while an intricately detailed owl head composes the background. Great for jacket backs, framed embroidery, and more.
 
A snowy owl on a starlit night in the forest machine embroidery design.
Available in four sizes:
11.80"X8.51" and 9.65"X6.97" and 8.04"X5.81" and 6.68"X4.85"

Art Nouveau Owl

Intricate Art Nouveau shapes and curls frame two Barn Owls as they swoop through a richly designed panel. Beautiful as framed embroidery, and on pillows and wall hangings.
 
Art Nouveau panel with flying barn owls machine embroidery design.
Available in three sizes:
6.63"X11.74" and 5.31"X9.39" and 3.89"X6.86"

Intricate Ink Owls

All one color and quick to stitch, inky or calligraphy-style owl designs are perfect for stitching to tea towels, table linens, fleece, and other low-nap fabrics.

To see our other intricate ink embroidery designs, click here.
 
Calligraphy-style owl perching on branch machine embroidery design.
Available in three sizes:
5.80"X8.03" and 4.84"X6.70" and 2.81"X3.85"

Free project instructions for framing machine embroidery designs.
Light and breezy, this Inky Owl is a wise choice for stitching on tea or flour sack towels. Friends and family will hoot and holler when they see this lovely addition to your kitchen decor.

Kenny has written up a great Fabrics 101 article with tips and tricks for embroidering on tea or flour sack towels. Click here for more!


Flowing intricate ink lines form a beautiful border. Let this graceful owl land on garments, bed and table linens, and more! The middle size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.
 
Flowing inky lines machine embroidery design owl border.
Available in three sizes:
9.39"X3.18" and 6.00"X2.16" and 3.87"X1.30"


Adding corner and accessory embroidery is a great way to freshen napkins, pockets, and more. Light-stitching owls are also perfect for tea towels!
     
Intricate ink owl corner machine embroidery design.  
Available in two sizes:
4.86"X4.80" and 3.86"X3.79"
  Available in one size:
3.86"X2.33"


Intricate Ink Owls Design Packs 


Calligraphy-like and all one color, inky owls are quick to stitch onto tea towels, fleece, table linens, and pillowcases! Flowing lines and inky strokes add interest to any project.

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above, or get the pack with all the designs!
 

The large and medium packs contain 6 designs, priced at only $9.97! The small pack contains 4 designs, priced at only $6.97!

Click on a link below to see the designs in the pack, and add the pack to your basket.


The pack is available in 3 sizes:

**Lg - Designs smaller than 6"x10"

**Md - Designs smaller than 5"x7"
**Sm - Designs smaller than 4"x4"


Eye of the Owl

Rich detail and color shading make the eye of the owl design a real stunner. A design that would surely be eye-catching on pillows, wall hangings, tote bags, and framed embroidery!

Here are our other "eye of" designs, of the cougar, the tiger, and the wolf.
 
Richly detailed owl eye close up machine embroidery design.
Available in four sizes:
8.39"X11.79" and 7.00"X9.84" and 5.87"X8.24" and 4.85"X6.79"

Free article with tips for embroidering on denim.
Denim is hearty, sturdy, and lasts forever. Denim will support solid, complex fills -- so designs of any size and stitch count will look great. Stitch the "Eye of the Owl" design on the back of a denim jacket (using one piece of medium-weight cutaway) and you'll receive years of compliments on this fashionable creation.

Click here for Kenny's Fabrics 101 article on how to embroider on denim.


Owls

Owls are dignified in their appearance, and frequently associated with wisdom, so it makes sense that a group of owls is called a parliament. This group of owl designs is incredibly realistic, and sure to add a centerpiece of natural beauty to any project.

A Great Horned Owl perches in pine branches. Lovely on pillows, table linens, and wall hangings!
 
Great Horned Owl in pine tree machine embroidery design.
Available in three sizes:
7.76"X6.90" and 6.58"X5.83" and 5.46"X4.81"


A Northern Pygmy Owl rests on a birch branch and fluffs his feathers, in a lovely design for tote bags, table linens, framed embroidery, and more.
 
Northern Pygmy Owl on birch branch machine embroidery design.
Available in two sizes:
7.53"X5.88" and 6.27"X4.88"

Celebrate all creatures great and small by framing your wildlife embroidery. Display your handiwork proudly throughout your home, or even give a framed piece as a gift!

Click here for Kenny's step-by-step embroidery framing instructions!


Let this Great Grey Owl soar onto your next home decor project! Very attractive on garments, too.
 
Great Grey Owl flying over field machine embroidery design.
Available in two sizes:
7.63"X5.85" and 6.32"X4.86"


Intricate detail on the feathers makes this Barn Owl in flight a stunning addition to pillow shams, wall hangings, and table linens.
 
Barn Owl flying over field machine embroidery design.
Available in three sizes:
7.81"X6.82" and 6.68"X5.84" and 5.55"X4.84"

Owl Enchantment

Baroque swirls form light and elegant backdrops for finely feathered owls. Three-color designs are quick to stitch, and ideal for tea towels, fleece, placemats, pillowcases, and more!

New owl designs, including the Barn Owl and Ural Owl below, form a parliament (a group of owls) with a previous baroque owl design, also available for your stitching pleasure. Stitch them all to make your own parliament of owls!
     
A baroque Barn Owl machine embroidery design.   A baroque Ural Owl machine embroidery design.
Available in three sizes:
5.80"X5.98" and 4.85"X4.98" and 3.73"X3.85"
  Available in three sizes:
5.80"X6.22" and 4.85"X5.18" and 3.59"X3.85"


A Screech Owl and a Saw-whet Owl (named after the whistling sound it makes, similar to a saw being sharpened on a whetstone) are ready to add a baroque flair to your next project.
     
A baroque Screech Owl machine embroidery design.   A baroque Saw-whet Owl machine embroidery design.
Available in three sizes:
5.80"X6.13" and 4.84"X5.11" and 3.63"X3.85"
  Available in three sizes:
5.96"X5.85" and 4.94"X4.84" and 3.85"X3.77"

Free project instructions and video for embroidering on t-shirts.
A long-sleeved T-shirt is a great canvas for these baroque beauties. Light, open areas make these designs an excellent choice for this stretchy fabric. Pair with one piece of sheer mesh cutaway stabilizer, and you'll get great results.

Click here for free project instructions (and video!) for embroidering on T-shirts to learn more.


A Great Grey Owl and a Barred Owl look handsome against a baroque backdrop. Sure to add a classic look to table linens, towels, wall hangings, and more!
     
A baroque Great Grey Owl machine embroidery design.   A baroque Barred Owl machine embroidery design.
Available in three sizes:
5.85"X6.80" and 4.82"X5.60" and 3.31"X3.85"
  Available in three sizes:
6.58"X5.85" and 5.48"X4.87" and 3.85"X3.42"


Owl Enchantment Design Packs 


Enchant your family and friends with lovely etched owls against swirling baroque backdrops. Just right for adding a touch of vintage style and natural beauty to your home decor and attire!
 

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above,
or get the pack with all 6 designs, priced at only $9.97!

Click on a link below to see the designs in the pack, and add the pack to your basket.


The pack is available in 3 sizes:

**Lg - Designs smaller than 6"x10"

**Md - Designs smaller than 5"x7"
**Sm - Designs smaller than 4"x4"


Owl Be Groovin'

Bold colors and exciting geometric patterns give these bright-eyed owls a pleasingly retro look. Stitch onto pillows, sweatshirts, tote bags, and more for a fresh and groovy decoration!
     
Groovy retro owl machine embroidery design.   Groovy retro owl machine embroidery design.
Available in two sizes:
4.30"X6.81" and 2.46"X3.86"
  Available in two sizes:
4.46"X6.86" and 2.50"X3.86"

Free project instructions for making a tote bag out of tea towels.
Transform three linen tea towels into a handy tote -- perfect for trips around town, sewing classes, and more. These unique instructions will show you how to make a tote bag using pre-existing towels. We'll also show you how to construct one with fabric as well.

Whooo's ready to get started? Click here for Kenny's free project instructions!


Owl eyes will be on you,  with colorful and bold designs perfect for splashing onto towels, wall hangings, and more. You can also brighten book bags or e-book covers with these wide-eyed owls!
     
Groovy retro owl machine embroidery design.   Groovy retro owl machine embroidery design.
Available in two sizes:
4.81"X6.28" and 2.94"X3.86"
  Available in two sizes:
3.62"X6.82" and 2.07"X3.86"


Owl Be Groovin' Design Packs 


Feather your nest with the groovy colors and geometric patterns of retro owl designs! Let them perch on wall hangings, tote bags, sweatshirts, towels, and more for a very smart look.
 

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above,
or get the pack with all 4 designs, priced at only $6.97!

Click on a link below to see the designs in the pack, and add the pack to your basket.


The pack is available in 2 sizes:

**Lg - Designs smaller than 5"x7"

**Sm - Designs smaller than 4"x4"


What A Hoot!

Owls like to have fun, too, as these cheerful owl and flower designs show. Perched on swirling branches and surrounded by flowers, these owls will add a bright spot to home decor and attire. Stitch onto tote bags, door hangers, pot holders, towels, and more for a look they will "owl" be wild about!
     
Whimsical owl and flowers machine embroidery design.   Whimsical owl and flowers machine embroidery design.
Available in two sizes:
4.90"X4.86" and 3.85"X3.84"
  Available in two sizes:
5.81"X4.83" and 3.86"X3.19"


Show you give a hoot by stitching these adorable owls peering from their perches! They are sure to add a delightful embellishment to your next project.
     
Whimsical owl and flowers machine embroidery design.   Whimsical owl and flowers machine embroidery design.
Available in two sizes:
4.85"X6.00" and 3.11"X3.86"
  Available in two sizes:
4.86"X5.87" and 3.21"X3.87"


Create lovely linens, garments, and more with a pretty flower and filigree border. The middle size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.
 
Flowers and filigree border machine embroidery design.
Available in three sizes:
9.40"X3.05" and 6.00"X2.16" and 3.85"X1.25"


Stitch a flowing filigree and flower corner onto table linens, pillows, and more! For ideas on where to put corner decorations, see Kenny's free article on classic and creative embroidery corners.
 
Flowers and filigree corner machine embroidery design.
Available in two sizes:
4.86"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.86"


What a Hoot! Design Packs 


Owls, flowers, and filigree make sweet designs sure to brighten towels, garments, table linens, and more. Whimsical owls make fun decorations for pillow cases, pajamas, and e-book covers, too!

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above, or get the pack with all designs!
 

The large pack contains 8 designs, priced at only $12.97! The small pack contains 6 designs, priced at only $9.97!

Click on a link below to see the designs in the pack, and add the pack to your basket.


The pack is available in 2 sizes:

**Lg - Designs smaller than 5"x7"

**Sm - Designs smaller than 4"x4"


 

There are so many fabulous projects in the Stitchers Showcase, we know that's "owl" you'll be talking about! See what other crafty folk like you have created out of love for these wise old creatures.

We post photos of projects every weekday by stitchers just like you in the Stitchers Showcase. Check out some of the fabulous creations, and feel free to show off what you've made by sending a photo to stitch@emblibrary.com!

Click on the images below to go to the specific showcase, or click here to see them all!
 

Whoooooo Has Awesome Tote Bags?
 

Owl's Perch Jacket
 

Batik Owl Bag
 
 
What a Hoot Tote Bags! Violet Flight
Whooo's in that Owl Jacket?
 
 


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