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For the Love of Craft
For the Love of Craft

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NEW THIS WEEK - February 5th, 2014


Celebrate Embroidery Library's 16th birthday, and National Embroidery month, with a variety of excellent designs that focus on the love of embroidery, and craft.

Floral wreaths bloom bright with colorful sewing notions and vibrant flowers. Clotheslines with tools of our trade are fun accents on sweatshirts and curtains. Quick-to-stitch Redwork hearts are stylish on pillows and mug rugs for your sewing room.

The party starts here! Scroll down the page to see the beautiful new designs.

This denim tote bag has a soft and cozy look that pairs fabulously with crafty designs. Click here for free project instructions!


Crafty Wreaths

Sewing elements and flowers combine in beautiful arrangements! Stitch crafty floral wreaths on pillow shams, tote bags, quilts, and towels for a refreshing creative look. In the designs below, flowers bloom around a vintage sewing machine and dress form in designs that are classic and contemporary.
     
 
Available in five sizes:
7.79" x 7.78" and 6.90" x 6.90" and 5.84" x 5.84" and 4.86" x 4.86" and 3.86" x 3.86"
  Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.80" and 6.91" x 6.90" and 5.85" x 5.84" and 4.85" x 4.85" and 3.85" x 3.84"


Buttons, leaves, and petals dance around a bright thread spool and pincushion.  Add to sweatshirts as well as aprons, mini-quilts, and pillow covers for a crafty bit of early spring!
     
 
Available in five sizes:
7.78" x 7.76" and 6.91" x 6.88" and 5.87" x 5.85" and 4.87" x 4.86" and 3.85" x 3.84"
  Available in five sizes:
7.79" x 7.80" and 6.90" x 6.90" and 5.86" x 5.86" and 4.84" x 4.84" and 3.85" x 3.86"


Crafty Clotheslines

Clotheslines are a popular and creative way to stitch many elements in one design. These crafty clotheslines include sewing and embroidery themes as well as scrapbooking and stamping. A tomato pincushion, thread spools, a measuring tape, a button, and scissors dance in the breeze in a colorful design for wall hangings, mini-quilts, and pillow covers -- fabulous for crafty home decor!
 
Available in three sizes:
9.40" x 4.40" and 7.80" x 3.65" and 6.85" x 3.21"


An embroidery machine is front and center on this clothesline, with scissors, hoops, thread, and bobbins on the side. Celebrate your love of machine embroidery by stitching onto shirts and sweatshirts.
 
Available in three sizes:
9.40" x 4.45" and 7.80" x 3.69" and 6.84" x 3.24"


Warm up shirt fronts, knitting bags, pillow shams, quilts, wall hangings, towels, and more with a clothesline containing yarn, knitting needles, and the word "Knit" . There are as many places for this colorful and crafty design as there are knitting stitches!
 
Available in three sizes:
9.40" x 5.26" and 7.80" x 4.36" and 6.86" x 3.84"


Crochet hooks and yarn dance decorate a clothesline spelling "Crochet." Celebrate the long history of crochet by stitching this bright and vibrant design onto crafty curtains, quilts, aprons, and more.
 
Available in three sizes:
9.40" x 4.93" and 7.80" x 4.09" and 6.87" x 3.61"


Pretty paper, scrapbooking scissors, and craft punches decorate this scrapbooking clothesline. Add this design to tote bags, pillow covers, and quilts for a very memorable look.
 
Available in three sizes:
9.40" x 4.50" and 7.80" x 3.74" and 6.84" x 3.27"


Rubber stamps make fabulous creations! And so will this stamping clothesline. Make your creative mark with this artistic design on pillow covers, tote bags, and mini-quilts.
 
Available in three sizes:
9.40" x 4.79" and 7.80" x 3.98" and 6.85" x 3.50"


Crafty Clotheslines Design Packs

Celebrate your crafty side with creative and colorful clotheslines! Sewing, machine embroidery, knitting, crocheting, scrapbooking, and stamping are represented in bright and cheerful designs. Get the design pack to have them all -- at the best price!

Crafty Clotheslines Design Packs

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above, or get the pack with all 6 designs, priced at only $9.97! 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 6" x 10"
**Md - Designs smaller than 7.9" x 7.9"
**Sm - Designs smaller than 5" x 7"



Dress Form Fashions

Dresses in classic and contemporary styles decorate dress forms, with coordinating shoes and purses creating a unique design collection. Add stylish elegance to quilts, wall hangings, pillow shams, and more with these chic fashions!

A little black evening or cocktail dress is cut simply and is a versatile addition to any wardrobe. The layered dress on the right looks fancy and fun. Both are just right for a night on the town!
     
   
Available in four sizes:
5.88" x 11.75" and 4.70" x 9.41" and
3.90" x 7.80" and 3.43" x 6.87"
 
  Available in four sizes:
6.89" x 11.06" and 5.82" x 9.33" and
4.87" x 7.81" and 4.29" x 6.87"


A bright and cheerful polka dot dress brings to mind sunny days and lemonade on the patio, and a graceful bow is a focal point for the classic dress on the right. Stitch all the dress form designs for a very stylish quilt.
     
   
Available in four sizes:
6.90" x 11.14" and 5.83" x 9.41" and
4.83" x 7.80" and 4.25" x 6.86" 
  Available in four sizes:
6.90" x 11.49" and 5.65" x 9.41" and
4.68" x 7.80" and 4.13" x 6.88"


A scalloped neck dress (left) and a peekaboo neck dress (right) each have a classic look. Bring a breathe of fresh air to decor with these graceful and lovely dresses!
     
 
Available in four sizes:
6.89" x 11.63" and 5.57" x 9.40" and
4.62" x 7.79" and 4.07" x 6.87"
  Available in four sizes:
6.88" x 11.42" and 5.65" x 9.38" and
4.70" x 7.81" and 4.14" x 6.87"


One of the best things about fashion is the amazing variety. The dresses below are cut very differently, yet share an elegance that translates beautifully to embroidery. Choose your favorites to create a very smart-looking wall hanging.
     
 
Available in four sizes:
6.90" x 11.63" and 5.59" x 9.41" and
4.63" x 7.80" and 4.07" x 6.86"
  Available in four sizes:
6.90" x 10.90" and 5.85" x 9.24" and
4.94" x 7.80" and 4.35" x 6.86"


Chevron prints are a hot trend, and the chevron dress below is as stylish as it can be. Very cute on tote bags as well as pillow shams and quilts.
 
Available in four sizes:
6.90" x 11.01" and 5.86" x 9.33" and 4.89" x 7.80" and 4.32" x 6.88"


Dress Form Fashions Design Packs

Create your own fashion show with the Dress Form Fashions design pack! A wide variety of styles means a beautiful dress for every occasion. Stitch onto pillow covers, wall hangings, quilts, and more for a very chic look!

Dress Form Fashions Design Packs

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above, or get the pack with all 9 designs, priced at only $14.97! Four 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 4 sizes:

**XL - Designs smaller than 7" x 11.8"
**Lg - Designs smaller than 6" x 10"
**Md - Designs smaller than 7.9" x 7.9"
**Sm - Designs smaller than 5" x 7"



Crafty Love (Redwork)

Light-stitching, airy Redwork hearts are fast and fabulous embellishments for low-nap towels, shirts, tote bags, pillow shams, quilts, wall hangings, and more. These hearts are filled with elements highlighting embroidery, sewing, knitting, quilting, crocheting, and the beauty of crafty creations.

Swirling paintbrushes add creative energy to the heart on the left, and the word "Embroider" is surrounded with thread spools, hearts, and stars on the right. Stitch onto pillow covers for a lovely coordinating set.
     
 
Available in four sizes:
7.80" x 7.74" and 6.95" x 6.90" and 5.90" x 5.85" and 4.89" x 4.85"
  Available in four sizes:
7.80" x 7.66" and 7.02" x 6.90" and 5.95" x 5.85" and 4.94" x 4.85"


It's a breeze to make something beautiful with these light and lovely hearts! Dress up low-nap towels, linens, wall hangings, pillow covers, tote bags, shirts, and more with adorable hearts filled with traditional sewing notions.
     
 
Available in four sizes:
7.77" x 7.80" and 6.90" x 6.92" and 5.84" x 5.86" and 4.84" x 4.86"
  Available in four sizes:
7.80" x 7.29" and 7.38" x 6.90" and 6.26" x 5.85" and 5.19" x 4.85"

     
 
Available in four sizes:
7.53" x 7.80" and 6.90" x 7.14" and 5.85" x 6.05" and 4.85" x 5.02"
  Available in four sizes:
7.80" x 7.36" and 7.31" x 6.90" and 6.20" x 5.85" and 5.14" x 4.85"


A crochet hook and yarn decorate this crafty heart. Lightweight towels, aprons, tote bags, quilts, and more are perfect places for this heartfelt design.
 
Available in four sizes:
7.53" x 7.80" and 6.90" x 7.14" and 5.85" x 6.05" and 4.85" x 5.02"


Crafty Love (Redwork) Design Packs

Stitch some crafty love onto tea towels, wall hangings, pillow shams, shirt fronts, tote bags, and more! Quick-stitching one-color designs are filled with creative elements and crafty words, and are a great way to share your love of homemade arts and crafts with friends and family.

Crafty Love Design Packs

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above, or get the pack with all 7 designs, priced at only $10.97! Four 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 4 sizes:

**XL - Designs smaller than 7.9" x 7.9"
**Lg - Designs smaller than 7" x 11.8"
**Md - Designs smaller than 6" x 10"
**Sm - Designs smaller than 5" x 7"



For the Love of Craft

Buttons, thread spools, pincushions, scissors, needles, yarn -- crafty tools are brilliantly spotlighted in colorful borders. Vertical and horizontal layouts (further down the page) give great project versatility, and a wide variety of crafty arts are represented. Stitch onto pillow shams, quilts, wall hangings, tote bags, sweatshirts, and more to share your love of craft!
     
 
Available in four sizes:
4.86" x 11.74" and 3.89" x 9.40" and 3.23" x 7.79" and 2.85" x 6.88"
  Available in four sizes:
4.88" x 11.74" and 3.91" x 9.40" and 3.24" x 7.79" and 2.86" x 6.88"


Jump start your crafty side with these knitting and crochet borders. One look at the colorful swirls of yarn and you'll be hooked!  Stitch these designs onto wall hangings and welcome banners for a beautifully crafty addition to home decor.
     
 
Available in four sizes:
4.74" x 11.76" and 3.79" x 9.41" and 3.15" x 7.81" and 2.77" x 6.87"
  Available in four sizes:
4.74" x 11.76" and 3.79" x 9.41" and 3.15" x 7.81" and 2.77" x 6.87"


Dress up wall hangings, pillow covers, quilts, and more with these sweet designs! Bright and cheerful sprays bring your love of stitching front and center.
     
 
Available in four sizes:
5.16" x 11.75" and 4.12" x 9.40" and 3.41" x 7.80" and 3.02" x 6.89"
  Available in four sizes:
4.83" x 11.70" and 3.88" x 9.41" and 3.23" x 7.81" and 2.84" x 6.87"


A hand embroidery hoop and embroidery floss bring to mind simpler times. People who love to hand embroider say it is a very calming and soothing activity. Stitch some serenity onto craft bags and tote bags with this traditional design.
 
Available in four sizes:
5.31" x 11.70" and 4.27" x 9.41" and 3.55" x 7.81" and 3.12" x 6.87"


The same crafty elements appearing in vertical sprays above are available in horizontal borders, too! While the vertical borders are excellent on pant legs and the edges of crafty wall hangings, the horizontal arrangements are just right for running along tote bags, pillow shams, shirt fronts, and more.

The classic tomato pincushion leads the parade in the border on the left, while a graceful thimble, bird-shaped scissors, and antique thread spools bring a nostalgic look to your embroidery projects. Dress up sweatshirts and fleece jacket backs with vintage style!
     
 
Available in four sizes:
11.75" x 4.82" and 9.40" x 3.86" and 7.84" x 3.21" and 6.87" x 2.83"
  Available in four sizes:
11.74" x 4.93" and 9.41" x 3.94" and 7.84" x 3.28" and 6.89" x 2.87"


Calling all knitters! Gather your yarn and needles in these delightful borders, and get ready to craft colorful quilts and blankets as well as shirts, towel sets, and aprons.
     
 
Available in four sizes:
11.75" x 5.19" and 9.40" x 4.16" and 7.80" x 3.45" and 6.87" x 3.04"
  Available in four sizes:
11.70" x 5.07" and 9.41" x 4.07" and 7.81" x 3.38" and 6.87" x 2.98"


Beautiful fabric, pins, and needle and thread decorate a border devoted to quilting. Perfect for fabric bags! And a hearts and sewing notions border lets your love of stitching shine!
     
 
Available in four sizes:
11.75" x 5.21" and 9.40" x 4.17" and 7.80" x 3.46" and 6.87" x 3.05"
  Available in four sizes:
11.75" x 4.88" and 9.40" x 3.90" and 7.80" x 3.24" and 6.87" x 2.86"


Decorate craft bags, wall hangings, aprons, towels and more with this traditional border.
 
Available in four sizes:
11.73" x 5.13" and 9.39" x 4.10" and 7.79" x 3.41" and 6.89" x 3.01"


Crafty Monogram Wreaths

Personalize projects in a creative way with crafty monogram wreaths! Each wreath has a crafty element at the top, and an open area for you to add your initial. Stitch the combination on totes, pillows, jackets, and shirts.

Browse through dozens of alphabets here to find a style of letter that suits you. Choose a wreath below - the description will tell you the open area so you can choose the right size letter. Wreath in Monogram project instructions show you the steps for combining a letter and wreath for a fashionable, personal look.

Below, an embroidery machine and a vintage sewing machine decorate these fast-stitching one-color wreaths. Very striking on towels, pillow shams, sewing supply bags, and more!
     
 
Available in five sizes:
7.20" x 7.80" and 6.90" x 7.48" and 5.90" x 6.40" and 4.85" x 5.26" and 3.56" x 3.86"
  Available in five sizes:
7.20" x 7.80" and 6.90" x 7.47" and 5.90" x 6.38" and 4.86" x 5.26" and 3.57" x 3.88"


Knitting needles and yarn (left) and a crochet hook and yarn (right) decorate these monogram wreaths. Wreaths are ideal for embellishing tote bags, with and without an initial.
     
 
Available in five sizes:
7.08" x 7.80" and 6.90" x 7.60" and 5.90" x 6.50" and 4.86" x 5.35" and 3.51" x 3.86"
  Available in five sizes:
7.06" x 7.80" and 6.90" x 7.62" and 5.90" x 6.51" and 4.85" x 5.36" and 3.49" x 3.85"


A hand embroidery hoop and beads form crafty motifs for these elegant wreaths. Choose your letter and see the step-by-step project instructions to add to towels, pillow covers, quilts, and more.
     
   
Available in five sizes:
7.13" x 7.80" and 6.90" x 7.55" and 5.90" x 6.46" and 4.86" x 5.32" and 3.53" x 3.85"
 
  Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.76" and 6.92" x 6.90" and 5.91" x 5.89" and 4.87" x 4.85" and 3.84" x 3.84"


A quilt block forms the focal point for this quilting monogram wreath. Choose your favorite wreaths to create a coordinating set of crafty pillow covers and towels!
 
Available in five sizes:
7.13" x 7.80" and 6.90" x 7.54" and 5.90" x 6.45" and 4.86" x 5.31" and 3.54" x 3.86"  


Special Request of the Week

Embroidery Library is always inspired by your design suggestions, and we thank you for sending us your terrific ideas. This week's request for an English Spring Spaniel design comes from JoAnn. There are two versions of the sketches, one with a full tail and one with a docked tail. This Spaniel's enthusiasm and eager-to-please attitude make the breed devoted and affectionate family dogs. Add a sketched medley of English Spring Spaniels to tote bags, towels, pillow covers, and more for a best-in-show embellishment. Thank you, JoAnn, for the excellent design suggestion!
 
English Springer Spaniel (Full Tail) English Springer Spaniel (Docked Tail)
 
Available in four sizes:
7.36" x 7.80" and 6.89" x 7.31" and 5.88" x 6.23" and 4.87" x 5.17"
  Available in four sizes:
7.36" x 7.80" and 6.89" x 7.31" and 5.88" x 6.23" and 4.87" x 5.17"

 
Available in three sizes:
6.35" x 5.84" and 5.25" x 4.83" and 3.86" x 3.56"


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