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Victoriana

NEW THIS WEEK - January 20th, 2010

 

Victoriana

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Indulge in nostalgia and romance with this week's new designs, inspired by all things Victorian! From old-fashioned keys to delicate roses, these designs create a look that's truly timeless.

 

Collected treasures and knickknacks make fabulous ensembles in two Victorian collages of embroidery. Cameos, birdcages, and more will make fantastic embellishments for hand towels, bags, and pillows. A versatile pack of light-stitching romantic roses will be pretty on delicate table linens and much more. Say it all with a new bouquet of Victorian flower language designs perfect for quilts, pillows, and other virtuous decor.

 

Stitch a bit of nostalgic whimsy with old time toys

in a light engraving-style look. They'll make lovely quilts, bedroom decorations, and more for the children in your life! Plus, pamper your drawers with embroidered sachets made in the hoop and filled with potpourri.

 

Even Sunbonnet Sue and Fisherman Fred are getting in the Victorian spirit with sweetly antique outfits in two new designs. Scroll down the page for a trip back in time with this week's Victoriana designs.

Craft a bit of luxury for your drawers and your home with in-the-hoop sachets, embroidered with pretty Victorian motifs and filled with potpourri.
Click here for project instructions!

 

 

Victorian Collages


Evoke the romance and whimsy of an era gone by with a pretty collage of Victorian motifs! A classic cameo portrait is framed by old-fashioned keys and roses, a pennyfarthing bicycle, and brightly colored butterflies. Gorgeous on purses and totes, pillows, hand towels, and lots more!
 
Available in three sizes:
7.81"X7.21" and 6.33"X5.86" and 5.26"X4.86"

Butterfly Skeleton Key
 
Available in one size:
3.01"X2.26"
  Available in one size:
3.01"X1.62"


A teapot, teacup, birdcage, and beautiful birds are framed by delicate flowers in this pretty collage square. Stitch it on a pillow to give as a gift, carry its nostalgic style on a bag ... there are so many possibilities!
 
Available in three sizes:
7.81"X6.68" and 6.86"X5.86" and 5.70"X4.86"

Birdcage Bird Teapot
Available in one size:
2.15"X3.86"
Available in one size:
2.87"X3.86"
Available in one size:
3.01"X2.01"

Make tea time a personal and creative affair with a fancy drawsting tea cozy you make yourself! Embellished with your favorite embroidery, this tea cozy will delight guests and keep your tea piping hot. Makes a great gift, too!

Click here for these free project instructions!


 

 

Romantic Roses


You'll love the classic look of these romantic roses! Light-stitching yet detailed, their delicate and slightly sheer style will be pretty on table linens and other home decor. These designs are lovely on garments, too -- and they're light enough to let fabric drape beautifully!
 
Available in two sizes:
5.85"X8.56" and 4.67"X6.85"


Pick this pretty rose design to show proudly on shirts, linens, bags, and more.
 
Available in two sizes:
9.40"X4.95" and 6.85"X3.61"


A single long-stemmed rose looks great on its own, or repeated as a border.
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"X1.98" and 6.00"X1.30" and 3.85"X1.44"


A pair of roses make a pretty corner.
 

A single bold rose blooms in the corner of napkins and lots more.
 
 
Available in two sizes:
4.98"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.75"
  Available in two sizes:
6.08"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.07"


A Romantic Roses Value Pack


Enjoy a whole bouquet of romantic roses with this pretty collection! Receive all 8 of the Romantic Roses designs at an even deeper discount when you purchase the pack. The Romantic Roses design pack contains 8 designs, priced at only $12.97! Click on an image or link below to see the designs included in the pack, and add the pack to your basket.

 

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

 

 

Victorian Flower Language II


In the Victorian era, when words were too much -- or not enough -- flowers were given to convey messages of love, friendship, hope, and much more. Hundreds of varieties of flowers were gathered
into little bouquets called tussie-mussies, each with their own lovely shades of meaning.

Rediscover this graceful form of communication when you stitch these stunning designs on pillows, wall hangings, and more. As gifts for friends and loved ones, they're a unique and beautiful way to show your appreciation. You loved the first bouquet of Victorian Flower Language embroidery - now grow your garden with these delightful new designs!

Below, white chrysanthemums bloom in a symbolic tribute to the virtue of truth.
 

Available in two sizes:
5.86"X7.27" and 4.86"X6.01"
Without Text:

3.86"X3.58"


Stitch a bit of cheerfulness with these bright golden crocus flowers on pillows, tote bags, and more. This design will be lovely on a gift to bring some sunshine to friends and loved ones!
 
Available in two sizes:
5.86"X7.26" and 4.86"X6.00"
Without Text:

3.86"X3.58"


Brilliant and delicate bluebells signify gratitude in all its forms. Stitch this pretty floral design on  a thank-you gift, or keep it around the home as a reminder to smile!
 
Available in two sizes:
5.86"X7.21" and 4.86"X5.97"
Without Text:

3.86"X3.58"


Rare and beautiful orchids convey the kind of beauty that shows inside and out.
 
Available in two sizes:
5.87"X7.42" and 4.87"X6.13"
Without Text:

3.87"X3.49"


Classy white lilies, backed by a golden trellis, symbolize purity of body and mind.
 
Available in two sizes:
5.87"X7.32" and 4.90"X6.10"
Without Text:

3.87"X3.45"


Little purple flowers decorate branches of sage, a sign of memory and the wisdom that comes with it.
 
Available in two sizes:
5.86"X7.24" and 4.86"X6.00"
Without Text:

3.86"X3.60"


A Victorian Flower Language II Value Pack


This beautiful bouquet of Victorian Flower Language designs will look lovely on gifts of appreciation for friends and family -- or gathered together into a wall hanging.

 

Receive all 12 of the Victorian Flower Language II designs at an even deeper discount when you purchase the pack. The Victorian Flower Language II design pack contains 12 designs, priced at only $14.97! Click on an image or link below to see the designs included in the pack, and add the pack to your basket.

 

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

 

 

Old Time Toys


Nostalgia for old-fashioned toys doesn't just come out at Christmas! No batteries are required for these Victorian playthings. They're light-stitching designs reminiscent of antique engravings, fun on quilts, bedding, shirts, and more.
 
Spinning Top Drum
 
Available in two sizes:
4.85"X6.18" and 3.01"X3.86"
  Available in two sizes:
6.85"X4.20" and 3.85"X2.35"

Doll Paddle and Ball
 
Available in two sizes:
4.20"X6.85" and 2.35"X3.85"
  Available in two sizes:
6.85"X4.85" and 3.85"X2.74"

Pull-Along Duck Rocking Horse
 
Available in two sizes:
5.47"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.39"
  Available in two sizes:
5.98"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.10"


A Old Time Toys Value Pack


Have a ball playing with these designs! Receive all 6 of the Old Time Toys designs at an even deeper discount when you purchase the pack. The Old Time Time Toys design pack contains 6 designs, priced at only $9.97! Click on an image or link below to see the designs included in the pack, and add the pack to your basket.

 

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

Kids in the family? New baby on the way? Treat them with a cozy flannel rag quilt that's both casual and timeless. These one-color designs will make a fun adornment for a soon-to-be-favorite blanket for the special child in your life.

Click here for these free project instructions!


 

 

Victorian Sachets


Pamper your drawers and your home with nostalgic sachets made entirely in the hoop! Filled with potpourri, herbs, or other fragrant things and embroidered with romantic motifs, they'll make a sweet gift, too. Click here for project instructions!
 
Butterfly Sachet Key Sachet
 
Available in one size:
3.89"X3.89"
  Available in one size:
3.89"X3.89"

Rose Sachet Swallow Sachet
 
Available in one size:
3.89"X3.89"
  Available in one size:
3.89"X3.89"

Teapot Sachet Hat Sachet
 
Available in one size:
3.89"X3.89"
  Available in one size:
3.89"X3.89"

  A In-the-Hoop Victorian Sachet Value Pack

 

Get all these designs and stitch them up for thoughtful gifts! Receive all 6 of the sachet designs at an even deeper discount when you purchase the design pack. The In-the-Hoop Victorian Sachet design pack contains 6 designs, priced at only $9.97! Click on the image or link at left to see the designs included in the pack, and add the value pack to your shopping basket.

All designs smaller than 4 x47

   

 

 

Simple Elegance


Each design from the sachets above is featured here on its own. These pretty, scrolling one-color designs will be lovely on gifts to coordinate with the sachets -- or anything else you please! Try them on towels, jeans, shirts, bags, and lots more.
 
Butterfly Key
 
Available in two sizes:
4.45"X4.45" and 2.96"X2.96"
  Available in two sizes:
4.08"X4.41" and 2.66"X2.87"

Rose Swallow
 
Available in two sizes:
4.44"X4.39" and 2.92"X2.89"
  Available in two sizes:
4.68"X4.51" and 3.12"X3.02"

Teapot Hat
 
Available in two sizes:
4.44"X4.46" and 2.95"X2.96"
  Available in two sizes:
5.22"X4.43" and 3.48"X2.95"


A Simple Elegance Value Pack


Craft a nostalgic and whimsical world with these light-stitching, one-color designs! Receive all 6 of the Simple Elegance designs at an even deeper discount when you purchase the pack. The Simple Elegance design pack contains 6 designs, priced at only $9.97! Click on an image or link below to see the designs included in the pack, and add the pack to your basket.

 

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

Invite guests over for tea, and make them feel at home with delightful quilted coasters featuring your favorite Victorian-inspired designs! These coasters are quick and simple to make -- and a set of them would make a perfect hostess gift.

Click here for these free project instructions!


 


Sunbonnet Sue and Fisherman Fred are looking their dapper best in traditional Victorian garb! Fred carries a bouquet of flowers to impress Sue, who's decked out in a frilly dress and parasol. These designs will be sweet on towels, pillows, quilts, and more!

Sunbonnet Sue and her companions have been traditional quilting and embroidery favorites for more than 100 years. Send your theme requests to stitch@emblibrary.com, and watch for the adventures of Sunbonnet Sue and Fisherman Fred!
 

Victorian Sunbonnet Sue

  Victorian Fisherman Fred

 

Available in three sizes:
5.81"X7.14" and 4.86"X5.95" and 3.16"X3.86"

 

Available in three sizes:
5.81"X7.77" and 4.86"X6.53" and 2.88"X3.86"



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