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Seeing Red

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You'll be seeing red with this week's new designs! Redwork from top to bottom brings oodles of fast-stitching designs that are no less fabulous for their speed.

Blooming Art Nouveau flowers are Redwork at its most glorious. Art Nouveau-style swirls highlight the flowers in open and striking designs. Australian flowers get in the act, too, in gorgeous panels just right for pillows, wall hangings, table runners, and lots more.

Redwork birds and flowers star in lovely and delicate squares perfect for sprucing up towels and home decor. Medleys make an appearance, too, with teacups, cupcakes, saltboxes, and Victorian elements. Single designs of each make fabulous embellishments to towels, and beautiful quilts. 

Scoop up these new designs today!

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Cover tissue boxes with this charming birdhouse cover! Click here for free project instructions!



Blooming Art Nouveau II (Redwork)

Elegant Redwork flowers are rendered in the flowing lines and grand flourishes of Art Nouveau style! Open and airy flower panels are delightful, light-stitching additions to pillows, wall hangings, tote bags, quilts and more. Combine with the previous Blooming Art Nouveau designs to create fresh-blooming home decor!

Magnolias are an ancient flower, appearing even before bees! On the right, forget-me-nots were once picked in the hopes that the wearer would not be forgotten by their lovers. Remember that Redwork refers to a technique as much as to color, so let your imagination go wild in choosing different thread colors to suit your project and your decor.
     
 
Available in three sizes:
6.08"X11.80" and 4.85"X9.40" and 3.54"X6.86"
  Available in three sizes:
5.95"X11.77" and 4.75"X9.40" and 3.47"X6.86"


Bring an early sign of spring to your home with beautiful Redwork tulips. Mums are always perky, and are perfect for sprucing up your next project.
     
 
Available in three sizes:
5.92"X11.75" and 4.74"X9.40" and 3.47"X6.85"
  Available in three sizes:
5.98"X11.79" and 4.75"X9.38" and 3.47"X6.85"


Coneflowers and carnations in graceful Redwork panels bring cheer to home decor!
     
 
Available in three sizes:
5.93"X11.74" and 4.75"X9.39" and 3.47"X6.85"
  Available in three sizes:
5.96"X11.78" and 4.74"X9.39" and 3.46"X6.85"


Plant early-blooming crocus and delightful frangipani to create your own indoor greenhouse!
     
 
Available in three sizes:
5.92"X11.75" and 4.74"X9.40" and 3.46"X6.85"
  Available in three sizes:
5.96"X11.78" and 4.77"X9.40" and 3.48"X6.86"


Table runners are natural places for a light-stitching anemone flower panel.
 
Available in three sizes:
5.92"X11.76" and 4.74"X9.40" and 3.46"X6.86"


A Blooming Art Nouveau II (Redwork) Design Packs

Blooming Art Nouveau II (Redwork) Design Packs

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above, or get the pack with all 9 designs, priced at only $12.97! Three sizes are available to suit any project.

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 7"x11.8"
**Md - Designs smaller than 6"x10"
**Sm - Designs smaller than 5"x7"



Australian Art Nouveau Garden (Redwork)

Australian flowers join the Blooming Art Nouveau collection, bringing their excellent names and showy blooms to the occasion. Fabulous and fast-stitching Redwork flower panels make indoor decor bright with blossoms.

The flowers on the left are the blooms on the boronia, an evergreen shrub that grows in open forests and woodlands. On the right, the poetically named old man's beard is a climbing shrub with attractive white or cream-colored star-shaped flowers.
     
 
Available in three sizes:
5.94"X11.76" and 4.75"X9.39" and 3.47"X6.85"
  Available in three sizes:
6.12"X11.80" and 4.89"X9.45" and 3.54"X6.82"


Two types of orchids bring rare beauty to embroidery. On the left, the scented sun orchid is as lovely as can be, while on the right, the cowslip orchid is a study in elegance.
     
 
Available in three sizes:
5.95"X11.77" and 4.77"X9.39" and 3.48"X6.85"
  Available in three sizes:
5.94"X11.78" and 4.74"X9.39" and 3.46"X6.85"


Stitch guinea flowers and flame peas to flour sack towels to brighten kitchen decor! See the Fabrics 101 article for tips on embroidering lightweight towels.
     
 
Available in three sizes:
5.96"X11.78" and 4.77"X9.40" and 3.48"X6.86"
  Available in three sizes:
6.00"X11.78" and 4.76"X9.38" and 3.48"X6.86"


Open and airy flowers with delightful names -- blue squill and waratah --will brighten your home!
     
 
Available in three sizes:
6.02"X11.78" and 4.79"X9.39" and 3.49"X6.86"
  Available in three sizes:
5.93"X11.76" and 4.75"X9.40" and 3.47"X6.86"

 
Available in three sizes:
5.96"X11.78" and 4.76"X9.40" and 3.48"X6.86"


A Australian Art Nouveau Garden (Redwork) Design Packs

Australian flowers in Art Nouveau Redwork make gorgeous and stylish embellishments to home decor. Dress up wall hangings, pillows, table runners, and more with these excellent designs!

A Australian Art Nouveau Garden (Redwork) Design Packs

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above, or get the pack with all 9 designs, priced at only $12.97! Three sizes are available to suit any project.

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 7"x11.8"
**Md - Designs smaller than 6"x10"
**Sm - Designs smaller than 5"x7"



Perched with Petals (Redwork)
     
 
Available in six sizes:
8.88"X8.90" and 7.79"X7.80" and 6.88"X6.88" and 5.88"X5.89" and 4.88"X4.89" and 3.87"X3.88"
  Available in six sizes:
8.88"X8.90" and 7.78"X7.80" and 6.89"X6.90" and 5.89"X5.90" and 4.89"X4.90" and 3.89"X3.89"


A happy hummingbird has found some nectar, and a chickadee pair surveys the garden from the safety of their arbor.
     
 
Available in six sizes:
8.89"X8.89" and 7.80"X7.80" and 6.89"X6.89" and 5.89"X5.89" and 4.89"X4.89" and 3.89"X3.89"
  Available in six sizes:
8.89"X8.88" and 7.80"X7.79" and 6.89"X6.88" and 5.89"X5.88" and 4.89"X4.88" and 3.89"X3.88"


A wide variety of sizes offers lots of project possibilities. From pillows to potholders, these bright birds will have no trouble landing anywhere you want to stitch them!
     
 
Available in six sizes:
8.89"X8.89" and 7.80"X7.80" and 6.89"X6.89" and 5.89"X5.89" and 4.89"X4.89" and 3.89"X3.89"
  Available in six sizes:
8.90"X8.88" and 7.80"X7.78" and 6.90"X6.88" and 5.90"X5.88" and 4.90"X4.89" and 3.90"X3.89"


Create fabulous quilts and wall hangings with quick-stitching birds and flowers. Open and airy designs are just right for embellishing quilter's cotton. See the Fabrics 101: Embroidering on Quilter's Cotton for lots of tips and tricks.
     
 
Available in six sizes:
8.89"X8.88" and 7.80"X7.79" and 6.89"X6.88" and 5.88"X5.88" and 4.90"X4.89" and 3.89"X3.88"
  Available in six sizes:
8.89"X8.89" and 7.80"X7.80" and 6.89"X6.88" and 5.89"X5.89" and 4.89"X4.89" and 3.89"X3.89"


A woodpecker sits in a flowering tree, pleased with his view of the world.
 
Available in six sizes:
8.90"X8.89" and 7.80"X7.79" and 6.90"X6.89" and 5.90"X5.89" and 4.90"X4.89" and 3.90"X3.89"


A Perched with Petals (Redwork) Design Packs

Perch fast-stitching birds and flowers on table linens, lightweight towels, shirts, quilts, pillow shams -- anywhere you want to add traditional Redwork charm!

Perched with Petals (Redwork) Design Packs

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above, or get the pack with all 9 designs, priced at only $12.97! Six sizes are available to suit any project.

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


The pack is available in 6 sizes:

**XXXL - Designs smaller than 8.9"x8.9"
**XXL - Designs smaller than 7.9"x7.9"
**XL - Designs smaller than 6.9"x6.9"
**Lg - Designs smaller than 6"x10"
**Md - Designs smaller than 5"x7"
**Sm - Designs smaller than 4"x4"



Flowers in Bloom (Redwork)
     
 
Available in six sizes:
8.89"X8.90" and 7.79"X7.80" and 6.89"X6.90" and 5.89"X5.90" and 4.89"X4.90" and 3.89"X3.89"
  Available in six sizes:
8.89"X8.90" and 7.80"X7.81" and 6.89"X6.90" and 5.89"X5.90" and 4.89"X4.90" and 3.89"X3.89"


Graceful calla lilies and bright daffodils make bright additions to lots of projects!
     
 
Available in six sizes:
8.90"X8.88" and 7.80"X7.78" and 6.90"X6.88" and 5.90"X5.88" and 4.90"X4.89" and 3.90"X3.89"
  Available in six sizes:
8.90"X8.88" and 7.80"X7.78" and 6.90"X6.88" and 5.90"X5.88" and 4.90"X4.89" and 3.90"X3.89"


Create your own indoor water garden with lovely lotus flowers. On the right, beautiful tiger lilies are surrounded by delicate leaves.
     
 
Available in six sizes:
8.90"X8.88" and 7.80"X7.78" and 6.90"X6.88" and 5.90"X5.88" and 4.90"X4.89" and 3.90"X3.89"
  Available in six sizes:
8.90"X8.88" and 7.80"X7.78" and 6.90"X6.88" and 5.90"X5.89" and 4.90"X4.89" and 3.90"X3.89"


Look ahead to summer with sunflowers, and stitch sweet pansies for an early taste of spring.
     
 
Available in six sizes:
8.90"X8.87" and 7.80"X7.78" and 6.90"X6.88" and 5.90"X5.88" and 4.90"X4.89" and 3.90"X3.89"
  Available in six sizes:
8.90"X8.88" and 7.80"X7.78" and 6.90"X6.88" and 5.90"X5.89" and 4.90"X4.89" and 3.90"X3.89"


Plant light and airy Redwork tulips for a very fresh look!
 
Available in six sizes:
8.90"X8.90" and 7.80"X7.80" and 6.90"X6.90" and 5.90"X5.90" and 4.90"X4.90" and 3.90"X3.90"


A Flowers in Bloom (Redwork) Design Packs

Create a Redwork garden with light-stitching flowers in delicate leaf and ribbon frames. Stitch all nine for a delightful quilt, and add individually to towels, table linens, and pillows for blooming home decor.

A Flowers in Bloom (Redwork) Design Packs

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above, or get the pack with all 9 designs, priced at only $12.97! Six sizes are available to suit any project.

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


The pack is available in 6 sizes:

**XXXL - Designs smaller than 8.9"x8.9"
**XXL - Designs smaller than 7.9"x7.9"
**XL - Designs smaller than 6.9"x6.9"
**Lg - Designs smaller than 6"x10"
**Md - Designs smaller than 5"x7"
**Sm - Designs smaller than 4"x4"



Teacup Fancy (Redwork)

It's a Redwork tea party! Delicate teacups come in a variety of styles and motifs, with something sure to strike your fancy. Stitch them all in this pleasing medley!
 
Available in four sizes:
7.78"X7.80" and 6.99"X7.00" and 5.85"X5.86" and 4.85"X4.85"


Individual teacups are pretty inside swirling filigree, fresh flowers, and leafy branches. Add to tea towels and flour sack towels to brighten your kitchen! See this article for all the ins and outs of embroidering lightweight towels.
     
 
Available in six sizes:
8.90"X8.90" and 7.80"X7.80" and 6.90"X6.90" and 5.90"X5.90" and 4.90"X4.90" and 3.90"X3.90"
  Available in six sizes:
8.90"X8.90" and 7.80"X7.80" and 6.90"X6.90" and 5.90"X5.90" and 4.90"X4.90" and 3.90"X3.90"


Delectable strawberries flavor this teacup square, while dainty flowers decorate the teacup design on the right.
     
 
Available in six sizes:
8.87"X8.89" and 7.78"X7.80" and 6.90"X6.90" and 5.90"X5.90" and 4.90"X4.90" and 3.90"X3.90"
  Available in six sizes:
8.90"X8.90" and 7.80"X7.80" and 6.90"X6.90" and 5.90"X5.90" and 4.90"X4.90" and 3.90"X3.90"


Steep your next project with teacups full of heart!
     
 
Available in six sizes:
8.90"X8.90" and 7.80"X7.80" and 6.89"X6.89" and 5.89"X5.89" and 4.89"X4.89" and 3.88"X3.88"
  Available in six sizes:
8.90"X8.90" and 7.80"X7.80" and 6.90"X6.90" and 5.90"X5.90" and 4.90"X4.90" and 3.88"X3.89"


Tasteful teacups make classic quilt embellishments.
     
 
Available in six sizes:
8.90"X8.90" and 7.80"X7.80" and 6.90"X6.90" and 5.90"X5.90" and 4.90"X4.90" and 3.89"X3.90"
  Available in six sizes:
8.90"X8.90" and 7.80"X7.80" and 6.90"X6.90" and 5.90"X5.90" and 4.90"X4.89" and 3.90"X3.90"

 
Available in six sizes:
8.89"X8.90" and 7.78"X7.80" and 6.89"X6.90" and 5.87"X5.90" and 4.89"X4.90" and 3.90"X3.90"


Cupcake Delights (Redwork)

Light and fluffy Redwork cupcakes are a snap to stitch, calorie free, and perfect for adding flavorful style to all kinds of projects. What's not to like? Whip up a baker's dozen today!
 
Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.80" and 6.85"X6.84" and 5.85"X5.85" and 4.85"X4.85"


Swirling frosting is creamy and irresistible. With light Redwork cupcakes, you can stitch as many as you like!
     
 
Available in two sizes:
4.84"X6.41" and 2.90"X3.85"
  Available in two sizes:
4.85"X5.31" and 3.52"X3.85"


Celebrate life with delicious cupcakes on all kinds of projects.
     
 
Available in two sizes:
4.85"X6.52" and 2.86"X3.85"
  Available in two sizes:
4.85"X6.52" and 2.86"X3.85"


Everyone loves cupcakes! Sweet on baby bibs, onesies, and blankets, too.
     
 
Available in two sizes:
4.84"X6.85" and 2.71"X3.85"
  Available in two sizes:
4.85"X6.52" and 2.86"X3.85"


Stitch irresistible Redwork cupcakes onto tea towels for a fast and lovely hostess gift!
     
 
Available in two sizes:
4.70"X6.85" and 2.64"X3.85"
  Available in two sizes:
4.85"X6.76" and 2.76"X3.85"


A lollipop peeks out from a mountain of frosting. Sweet!
 
Available in two sizes:
4.07"X6.85" and 2.28"X3.85"


Saltbox Houses (Redwork)

Stitch some good ol' Americana with Redwork saltboxes. Designed with one story tucked behind (or sometimes beside) two stories, these barn-like houses resembled wooden lidded boxes in which salt was once kept. And so they became known as "saltboxes." Stitch a classic and historic look onto pillows, wall hangings, book bags, and more!
 
Available in four sizes:
7.40"X7.80" and 7.00"X7.39" and 5.85"X6.16" and 4.85"X5.14"


Saltbox houses originated in New England, and are an example of American colonial architecture.
     
 
Available in two sizes:
4.46"X5.00" and 3.43"X3.85"
  Available in two sizes:
4.90"X5.00" and 3.77"X3.85"


Saltboxes were first created when lean-tos were added to enlarge a house.
     
 
Available in two sizes:
5.00"X4.75" and 3.85"X3.65"
  Available in two sizes:
4.23"X2.92" and 3.25"X2.25"


The saltbox style was popular through the colonial period, and into the early Republic era.
     
 
Available in two sizes:
3.47"X2.21" and 2.67"X1.70"
  Available in two sizes:
5.00"X3.24" and 3.85"X2.49"


The saltbox style originated in England in the 16th century, where the buildings were called "outshot" houses.
     
 
Available in two sizes:
3.95"X2.89" and 3.04"X2.22"
  Available in two sizes:
5.00"X2.77" and 3.85"X2.13"


Builders still put up contemporary versions of this historic home style!
 
Available in two sizes:
4.89"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.82"


Victorian Classics (Redwork)

Traditional Redwork embroidery meet classic Victorian-era icons in designs sure to bring charming style to all kinds of projects. Victorian-era decor and design are noted for orderliness and ornamentation, so simple yet flowing Redwork stitches are perfect for these motifs!
 
Available in four sizes:
6.85"X10.18" and 5.85"X8.70" and 5.26"X7.80" and 4.63"X6.85"


The popularity of the penny farthing coincided with the birth of cycling as a sport. They were the first machines to be called "bicycles."  A birdcage on the right is elegantly ornamented.
     
 
Available in two sizes:
4.93"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.80"
  Available in two sizes:
2.75"X5.50" and 1.93"X3.85"


A cameo and pocketwatch are the epitome of simplicity and grace.
     
 
Available in two sizes:
3.81"X5.00" and 2.93"X3.85"
  Available in two sizes:
2.55"X5.00" and 1.78"X3.50"


Time for tea! A teapot and matching teacup are perfect for towels and mug rugs!
     
 
Available in two sizes:
5.00"X3.86" and 3.85"X2.97"
  Available in two sizes:
2.90"X2.41" and 2.03"X1.69"


A bird's beak forms the cutting blades of these stylish scissors. Stitch the key to your heart for someone you love (Valentine's Day is just around the corner!)
     
 
Available in two sizes:
2.70"X5.00" and 1.86"X3.46"
  Available in two sizes:
5.70"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.28"


Spin romantic tunes on a Redwork gramophone. What could be more classic?
 
Available in two sizes:
4.13"X5.37" and 2.96"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 Laura, who is a big fan of the designs inspired by the work of John James Audubon. She requested a Brown Pelican from Audubon's plate #19, her favorite. And a beautiful rendering of the pelican it is! Bright feathers on the face contrast amazingly with the neutral tones of the rest of the body. The beak is gorgeously detailed, as are the feathers and feet. This stunning design is perfect for framed embroidery, wall hangings, and pillows. Thank you for your wonderful suggestion, Laura!
 
Available in four sizes:
7.89"X11.81" and 7.00"X10.43" and 5.89"X8.79" and 4.58"X6.85"


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