Embroidery Library
Shadowy Sensations

NEW THIS WEEK - February 9th, 2011
 

Embroidery Echoes
 

Free Project Instructions!

This week we're delighted to introduce a new style of embroidery design, one that pairs graceful and elegant detail with a "shadow" or "echo." These light and lively designs are fashionable -- and fast -- embellishments, a lovely way to brighten up garments and home decor.

 

Each design has a light and lacy feature that is the focal point in the foreground, and a muted, understated "echo" in the background. Ripe cherries rest against a backdrop of cherry blossoms; peaches and oranges, paired with their blossoms, add a fresh look to kitchen towels and dining linens.

These new designs are available in a wide variety of subjects and themes, ranging from spicy herbs for the kitchen, to praying angels for Bible covers. They have few color changes, making them fast and fun additions to any stitching project.

Use three linen tea towels, and transform them into a savvy and stylish tote bag. Click here for free project instructions!


Flowers in Bloom with Echoes


A light and lacy iris is composed of sleek satin stitches and unique pattern
fills. The blossoms in the background are open and airy. The combination
is a striking addition to shirts, skirts, quilts, table linens, and more!
 

Available in three sizes:
5.85"X7.12" and 4.85"X5.89" and 3.15"X3.86"



The dahlia is magnificent flower with a rich and interesting history. Native to
Mexico and Central America, the plant was grown by the Aztecs for use as
food, and for decorative purposes. This beautiful plant has long been used as
a design motif in fashion and fabric.
 

Available in three sizes:
5.82"X6.31" and 4.80"X5.22" and 3.56"X3.87"



The petals on the freesia in the foreground have delightful starry pattern
fills, and light and airy open areas. The background is a sheer and subtle
backdrop for this beautiful plant.
 

Available in three sizes:
5.81"X7.91" and 4.81"X6.54" and 2.84"X3.86"



Bright purple sweet pea fills the foreground, while the backdrop is stitched
in a muted shade of mauve. Experiment with colors when stitching this design
to match your personal preference and taste.
 

Available in three sizes:
5.86"X8.17" and 4.81"X6.70" and 2.77"X3.85"



These flowers are unique in that they "sleep" during the hot parts of a day
and night, and bloom bright and full in the morning -- thus their name: Morning
Glory. They grow in all colors of the rainbow, so stitch a garden of these
delightful flowers onto quilts, wall hangings, pillow shams, and more!

 

Available in three sizes:
5.86"X7.19" and 4.86"X5.94" and 3.17"X3.86"



Crocuses are one of the first flowers to appear in spring, making them a
welcome sight. Their bright colors are a magnificent contrast to winter's
white and grey palette. In this design, fanciful crocus petals whirl and
swirl against a subtle and understated backdrop of crocus blossoms.

 

Available in three sizes:
6.57"X5.80" and 5.43"X4.81" and 3.85"X3.41"



These daisies are a light and lively addition to spring shirts. The delicate
stitches make them a dreamy embellishment to lightweight linens and
Jersey knits.

 

Available in three sizes:
6.44"X5.80" and 5.32"X4.79" and 3.86"X3.50"



The snowdrop is one of the few plants that bloom and flower in winter. Snowdrop
gardens and festivals are becoming popular attractions in England, Scotland, and
Ireland.
 

Available in three sizes:
5.81"X7.48" and 4.80"X6.18" and 2.98"X3.84"



The word "daffodil" has its roots in the Greek word "Asphodel," the meadows of
the Hades. And further, daffodil is the common name for "Narcissus," the gent
who was enamored with his own beauty that he spent hours and hours staring
at his reflection in a pool of water. The flower is well-named; the colorful petals
of this early-spring bloomer are eye-catching and mesmerizing.
 

Available in three sizes:
5.85"X7.32" and 4.80"X6.00" and 3.08"X3.85"



A pair of fanciful tulips, with elegant swirls and whirls, framed against an
echoing pair of flowers. A sign of spring, these flowers are grown in a variety
of colors. Stitch in red, pink, yellow, blue, purple - even black! - to match
your decor and personal preference.

 

Available in three sizes:
5.86"X6.42" and 4.86"X5.31" and 3.55"X3.87"



The agapanthus, known as the "lily of the Nile," is native to South Africa. In
this design, a bright blue flower, with light and lacy pattern fills, is set against
sheer, subtle blooms.

 

Available in three sizes:
5.86"X7.18" and 4.86"X5.95" and 3.15"X3.86"



The amaryllis, also called the "belladonna lily," is named after a famous female
shepherd in Virgil's poem Eclogues. The word also means "to sparkle." This
plant "sparkles" in late summer, when it produces its colorful blossoms.

 

Available in three sizes:
5.87"X6.67" and 4.87"X5.51" and 3.41"X3.85"



Flowers in Bloom with Echoes Design Packs
 


The above flower designs are available in a design pack for your stitching pleasure. Embroider them in any and all colors of the rainbow to add a splash of spring life to your projects. Add them to tote bags,
quilts, wall hangings, linens, T-shirts, and more, for a vibrant touch.

Click on the link or image below to the size that is appropriate to your machine or project, and add the pack to your basket.

12 designs - only $19.97! 12 designs - only $19.97!
12 designs - only $19.97!
 

Designs smaller than 6 x 10

Designs smaller than 5 x 7

Designs smaller than 4 x 4


Nature in Bloom with Echoes
 

A hummingbird in the foreground flits and flirts with delicious flowers on a vine.
In the background, a subtle and understated vase of flowers adds a garden
of delight.
 

Available in three sizes:
5.85"X6.81" and 4.85"X5.63" and 3.35"X3.87"



A dragonfly buzzes in the foreground, while the background scene
features a wishing well and a variety of garden plants. A springtime
look for tote bags and light-and-breezy curtains, too.
 

Available in three sizes:
5.80"X6.42" and 4.79"X5.31" and 3.50"X3.86"



This little bluebird brings happiness to Jersey knit T-shirts, book bags,
and kitchen towels. A birdhouse and flowers add a subtle, understated
backdrop.
 

Available in three sizes:
5.85"X6.39" and 4.85"X5.28" and 3.54"X3.84"



A butterfly flutters through the air, its wings leaving a light-and-lacy
breeze. An echo of flowers is the backdrop for this beautiful design.
 

Available in three sizes:
5.80"X6.76" and 4.80"X5.59" and 3.31"X3.87"



This tropical bird is bold against a muted backdrop of hibiscus flowers
and a grass-roofed tiki hut. Stitch in bright tropical colors to add a
dash of fun to travel and tote bags.
 

Available in three sizes:
5.83"X5.98" and 4.84"X4.93" and 3.78"X3.86"



Add this farm-fresh design to kitchen towels and curtains! A subtle
farm scene - complete with barn and flowers - forms the background,
while a crowing rooster with swirls and whirls steals the show in the
foreground.
 

Available in three sizes:
5.98"X5.86" and 4.94"X4.86" and 3.85"X3.79"



This design has a streak of Asian flair. A turtle strolls through the fore-
ground, while a shadow of an Asian lantern composes the background.
 

Available in three sizes:
6.30"X5.86" and 5.17"X4.81" and 3.85"X3.58"



Spring has sprung with this design! A grass-green frog is an energetic
focal point in the foreground, resting against a muted backdrop of lily pads.
 

Available in three sizes:
6.12"X5.81" and 5.05"X4.80" and 3.86"X3.66"



Nature in Bloom with Echoes Design Packs
 

The above eight designs are available in a design pack! Stitch this lovely medley of designs onto quilts, tote bags, wall hangings, flat-nap kitchen towels, and spring garments and linens, too. Experiment with colors to match your personal preference and taste!

Click on the link or image below to the size that is appropriate to your machine or stitching project, and add the pack to your basket.

8 designs - only $12.97! 8 designs - only $12.97!
8
designs - only $12.97!
 

Designs smaller than 6 x 10

Designs smaller than 5 x 7

Designs smaller than 4 x 4


Angels and Echoes


An elegant cross is the focal point in the foreground of this design, while the
echo of an angel composes the background. Beautiful on Bible covers!
 

Available in three sizes:
5.86"X7.96" and 4.84"X6.58" and 2.86"X3.85"



A dove of peace flies through the foreground of this design, while an angel
in prayer composes the background. Filled with peace and serenity, this
design is wonderful on book bags and framed pieces, too.
 

Available in three sizes:
5.86"X8.99" and 4.47"X6.87" and 2.50"X3.87"



A lily blooms in the foreground of this design, while a praying angel
composes the background. The lily is reminiscent of Easter and spring.
 

Available in three sizes:
5.86"X9.29" and 4.30"X6.83" and 2.41"X3.85"



Angels in prayer are the focal point and the echo in this design. A peaceful
and loving addition to tote bags, Bible covers, spirited quilts, and wall hangings.
 

Available in three sizes:
5.86"X9.32" and 4.30"X6.85" and 2.41"X3.85"



Angels and Echoes Design Packs
 

The above four angels are available in a design pack! Stitch these designs onto gifts for pastors, choir members, brothers and sisters in your faith, as well as banners and linens for your place of worship.

Click on the link or image below to the size that is appropriate to your machine or stitching project, and add the pack to your basket.

4 designs - only $6.97! 4 designs - only $6.97!
4 designs - only $6.97!
 

Designs smaller than 6 x 10

Designs smaller than 5 x 7

Designs smaller than 4 x 4


Fruit and Blossoms with Echoes


A ripe apple, contrasting beautifully with the echoes of apple blossoms.
This design adds wonderful color to tea and kitchen towels!
 

Available in three sizes:
6.80"X5.85" and 5.62"X4.85" and 3.86"X3.35"



A strawberry has graceful curves and energetic swirls.
The echo background consists of delicate strawberry blossoms.
 

Available in three sizes:
8.04"X5.85" and 6.65"X4.85" and 3.86"X2.82"



A lush orange rests against muted and understated orange blossoms.
 

Available in three sizes:
9.40"X5.70" and 6.84"X4.16" and 3.85"X2.33"



Delicious cherries are the focal point in the foreground, while
branches of pretty cherry blossoms are the echo in the background.
 

Available in three sizes:
8.27"X5.85" and 6.86"X4.84" and 3.86"X2.71"



A luscious peach rests against an echo of peach blossoms.
Stitch onto towels, cozies, and table linens for a taste of summer.
 

Available in three sizes:
5.86"X6.03" and 4.86"X4.98" and 3.74"X3.85"



Ripe grapes are rich in the foreground of this design, resting
against an echo of grape leaves and vines. Perfect on gifts
for wine lovers!
 

Available in three sizes:
5.81"X6.08" and 4.83"X5.07" and 3.68"X3.85"



Fruit and Blossoms with Echoes Design Packs
 

Sweeten up kitchen towels, curtains, and appliance cozies with these designs -- and use them to add color to placemats and table runners, too! The above fruit designs are available in a design pack.

Click on the link or image below to the size that is appropriate to your machine or stitching project, and add the pack to your basket.

6 designs - only $9.97! 6 designs - only $9.97!
6
designs - only $9.97!
 

Designs smaller than 6 x 10

Designs smaller than 5 x 7

Designs smaller than 4 x 4


Herbs and Blossoms with Echoes


Lavender is a lovely plant, filled with beautiful fragrance -- and potential. Its
flowers are used in teas, candied by bakers, dried and used in potpourri or
oils extracted for aromatherapy. And, bees use it to make delicious honey!
 

Available in three sizes:
5.81"X8.91" and 4.43"X6.80" and 2.53"X3.85"



Echinacea, from the daisy family, is also known as "coneflower." Many
believe that this plant can defend against the common cold! For centuries
it was used by Native Americans for its medicinal qualities.
 

Available in three sizes:
5.85"X7.25" and 4.85"X6.01" and 3.11"X3.85"



Spice up kitchen towels and curtains with this lovely design of chives.
An elegant motif is the focus of the foreground, resting against an
echo of a chive plant.
 

Available in three sizes:
5.80"X8.84" and 4.51"X6.85" and 2.52"X3.85"



Bee balm was used for its medicinal purposes by many Native American tribes.
It has been used to treat infections of all parts of the body, as well as headaches
and fevers. Its spearmint and peppermint scents and flavors make this herb an
essential one for creating mouthwash.
 

Available in three sizes:
5.85"X8.11" and 4.83"X6.69" and 2.79"X3.86"



This curry herb design is a wonderful addition to kitchen linens.
Stitch in a variety of colors -- choose hues that match your taste
and preference! Beautiful on towels for the kitchen, and placemats
for the dining room.
 

Available in three sizes:
5.81"X7.96" and 4.81"X6.58" and 2.84"X3.85"



Ginkgo leaves are instantly recognizable by their magnificent fan shape. The trees
were often planted near Buddhist temples, and the leaves and nuts have long been
lauded for a variety of medicinal and nutritional purposes.
 

Available in three sizes:
9.03"X5.81" and 6.85"X4.40" and 3.86"X2.46"



Herbs and Blossoms with Echoes Design Packs
 

The above six designs are available in a value pack! Spice up kitchen linens (towels, curtains, appliance covers and cozies), and add them to placemats, table cloths, and table runners, too.

Click on the link or image below to the size that is appropriate to your machine or stitching project, and add the pack to your basket.

6 designs - only $9.97! 6 designs - only $9.97!
6
designs - only $9.97!
 

Designs smaller than 6 x 10

Designs smaller than 5 x 7

Designs smaller than 4 x 4

 


Each Wednesday in 2011 you'll find a new "Crafty Collectible" design, and each design will celebrate
a craft. Check this area every Wednesday to see the newest design, and a little "crafty" to your stitching projects!

It's crafty ... and it's a cupcake, too! Sugary pink frosting is a safe place to stick pins, and a
patchwork square on the cake's base adds cozy charm. Sweeten up your sewing totes and
stitching decor with this yummy design!
 

Available in two sizes:
4.78"X5.22" and 3.53"X3.85"



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