Embroidery Library
Midwinter Blues
Midwinter Blues

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NEW THIS WEEK - February 12th, 2014


Chase away the mid-winter blues, and celebrate Embroidery Library's 16th birthday, with these true-blue new designs.

Tall, dramatic flowers in Art Nouveau frames bring a gorgeous look to your home. These new flowers use one color thread, making them quick-to-stitch additions to your projects.

One-color Intricate Ink designs add elegance to tea towels and quilts. Vintage birds and butterflies pop with delightful shades of blue on wall hangings and table linens.

Scroll down the page and see what's blue!

An embroidered stand holds tablets and
e-readers for hands-free use.
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Blooming Art Nouveau (Bluework)

The Blooming Art Nouveau and Australian Art Nouveau designs in Redwork are beloved by stitchers for their graceful lines and gorgeous flowers. Such beauty and elegance, in just one color! Fresh flowers inside unique shapes are eye-catching and appealing on a wide range of projects from pillow covers and wall hangings to tea towels and tote bags. Now these ever-popular designs get a newly-minted look in traditional Bluework, for embroidery that is both classic and contemporary.

Art Nouveau elements swirl around geraniums and hydrangea. Stitch stunning Bluework designs onto towel sets and table linens to bring a breath of fresh air to end-of-winter decor.
Geraniums   Hydrangea
 
Available in four sizes:
5.93" x 11.74" and 4.74" x 9.39" and 3.94" x 7.80" and 3.46" x 6.86"
  Available in four sizes:
5.96" x 11.75" and 4.77" x 9.40" and 3.96" x 7.80" and 3.48" x 6.85"


Plant a whole garden of Bluework blossoms on quilt blocks for a delightful indoor garden!
Delphinium   Clematis
 
Available in four sizes:
5.97" x 11.73" and 4.77" x 9.39" and 3.97" x 7.79" and 3.49" x 6.86"
  Available in four sizes:
6.19" x 11.75" and 4.96" x 9.41" and 4.12" x 7.81" and 3.62" x 6.86"


Add early-spring flair to pillow covers and wall hangings with delicate blooms of blue stars and bellflowers. These romantic flowers look like something straight out of a fairy garden!
Blue Stars   Bellflower
 
Available in four sizes:
5.95" x 11.75" and 4.77" x 9.41" and 3.95" x 7.80" and 3.49" x 6.87"
  Available in four sizes:
5.99" x 11.75" and 4.80" x 9.41" and 3.98" x 7.80" and 3.52" x 6.89"


A wonderful thing about embroidered flowers is they bloom whether you have sun or shade, a dry garden or lots of rainfall. They may not attract hummingbirds, but they will brighten home decor with their natural beauty and graceful Art Nouveau style every day of the year.
Salvia   Asters
 
Available in four sizes:
5.93" x 11.75" and 4.74" x 9.40" and 3.94" x 7.80" and 3.46" x 6.86"
  Available in four sizes:
5.91" x 11.70" and 4.76" x 9.41" and 3.95" x 7.81" and 3.47" x 6.86"


Bold and bright Texas bluebonnets ring in spring in the Lone Star state and beyond, while cymbidium orchids are very popular with orchid enthusiasts, as they are one of the easier orchids to care for. Both add vibrant style to pillow covers and wall hangings.
Bluebonnets   Cymbidium Orchids
 
Available in four sizes:
5.90" x 11.75" and 4.73" x 9.42" and 3.92" x 7.80" and 3.45" x 6.86"
  Available in four sizes:
5.94" x 11.75" and 4.76" x 9.41" and 3.94" x 7.80" and 3.47" x 6.86"


Spider flowers grow naturally in only one part of the world -- Australia, Sulwesi, and New Guinea -- but now you can have them in your own home. Blue vanda orchids are also finicky about their growing conditions, yet these stunning flower designs will thrive on your embroidery projects.
Blue Spiders   Blue Vanda Orchids
 
Available in four sizes:
5.92" x 11.75" and 4.74" x 9.42" and 3.93" x 7.80" and 3.48" x 6.90"
  Available in four sizes:
5.96" x 11.75" and 4.78" x 9.42" and 3.96" x 7.80" and 3.48" x 6.85"


Blooming Art Nouveau (Bluework) Design Packs

Plant a gorgeous Art Nouveau garden in Bluework on quilt blocks, wall hangings, dining room linens, flat-nap towels, pillow shams, and more! The design pack gives you all 12 designs at the very best price, to enjoy fabulous one-color flowers in every season.

Blooming Art Nouveau (Bluework) Design Packs

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above, or get the pack with all 12 designs, priced at only $19.97! 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"



Sunbonnet Sue and Fisherman Fred

Sunbonnet Sue and Fisherman Fred tiptoe through the tulips, gathering sweet-smelling bouquets and looking charming in their Dutch costumes of blue. Get ready to welcome spring by stitching this flower-lovin' pair onto towels, trivets, pillow shams, wall hangings, and more.
     
 
Available in three sizes:
5.86" x 6.84" and 4.86" x 5.68" and 3.30" x 3.86"
  Available in three sizes:
5.86" x 7.63" and 4.86" x 6.33" and 2.96" x 3.86"


Intricate Ink Meadow

Light-stitching and energetic Intricate Ink designs get a new look in blue! Swirling lines and open areas give these designs a graceful vibrancy beautifully expressed in just one color. Stitch with cool blue, or change the thread color to match your project.

Elegant rose blooms are at the peak of perfection, and an owl stretches his magnificent wings in full flight. Stunning on flat-nap towels, quilt blocks, table linens, tote bags, and more!
     
 
Available in four sizes:
6.90" x 7.65" and 5.85" x 6.49" and 4.83" x 5.36" and 3.48" x 3.87"
  Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.53" and 7.15" x 6.90" and 6.07" x 5.86" and 5.02" x 4.84" and 3.86" x 3.72"


Whip up a lovely set of kitchen towels with these fast and fabulous one-color designs. An exquisite butterfly and a trio of cheerful irises bring an early spring to your home.
     
   
 Available in four sizes:
6.90" x 7.61" and 5.85" x 6.45" and 4.86" x 5.36" and 3.49" x 3.86"
  Available in four sizes:
6.79" x 7.81" and 5.85" x 6.73" and 4.86" x 5.59" and 3.37" x 3.87"


Intricate Ink designs are quick to stitch yet add a gorgeously detailed splash of embroidery. A soaring parrot and a tulip spray are fresh and fast on tea towels, quilt blocks, and table linens.
     
 
Available in four sizes:
6.90" x 7.68" and 5.86" x 6.52" and 4.85" x 5.40" and 3.47" x 3.86"
  Available in five sizes:
6.90" x 8.33" and 6.46" x 7.80" and 5.86" x 7.07" and 4.79" x 5.78" and 3.20" x 3.86"


Whirling delicate lines represent the mighty energy inside the tiny body of the hummingbird, and lilies turn their faces gratefully toward the sun. Add to napkins and placemats for revitalized dining decor in a flash.
     
   
Available in four sizes:
9.20" x 6.90" and 7.80" x 5.85" and 6.44" x 4.84" and 3.85" x 2.90" 
  Available in four sizes:
6.66" x 7.80" and 5.86" x 6.87" and 4.85" x 5.68" and 3.30" x 3.86"
 


Intricate Ink Meadow Design Packs

Make your embroidery come alive with splashes of gracefully energetic Intricate Ink designs. Get the design pack to have all these elegant embellishments for fast and fabulous style on flat-nap towels, T-shirts, tote bags, wall hangings, pillow covers, quilts, and more!

Intricate Ink Meadow Design Packs

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above, or get the pack with all 8 designs, priced at only $12.97! Five 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 5 sizes:

**XXL - Designs smaller than 7" x 11.8"
**XL - Designs smaller than 7.9" x 7.9"
**Lg - Designs smaller than 6" x 10"
**Md - Designs smaller than 5" x 7"
**Sm - Designs smaller than 4" x 4"



Nature's Harmony (Vintage)

Light-stitching vintage designs are bright and breezy decorations for smooth fabrics, like linen, quilter's cotton, and Jersey knits. A variety of stitch types brings a hand-embroidered look to projects, with the speed and precision of machine embroidery. Brilliant butterflies and playful birds appear in circles and in squares for excellent project versatility.
     
 
Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.64" and 7.04" x 6.90" and 5.98" x 5.86" and 4.96" x 4.86" and 3.89" x 3.82"
  Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.76" and 6.94" x 6.90" and 5.89" x 5.85" and 4.89" x 4.85" and 3.90" x 3.86"


A floating butterfly and fanciful bird are quick to stitch and very sweet on T-shirts, table linens, low-nap towels, wall hangings, and more.
     
 
Available in five sizes:
7.79" x 7.80" and 6.90" x 6.91" and 5.89" x 5.91" and 4.88" x 4.89" and 3.88" x 3.89"
  Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.77" and 6.94" x 6.90" and 5.89" x 5.85" and 4.88" x 4.85" and 3.90" x 3.88"


Framed pieces bring color and energy to home decor. These adorable quick-stitching birds are perfect for sprucing up the powder room as well as the living room in no time.
     
   
Available in five sizes:
7.73" x 7.80" and 6.90" x 6.96" and 5.85" x 5.90" and 4.85" x 4.90" and 3.87" x 3.90"
  Available in five sizes:
7.78" x 7.80" and 6.90" x 6.92" and 5.86" x 5.90" and 4.85" x 4.88" and 3.86" x 3.88"
 


Graceful butterflies and delicate flowers are delightful accents to flat-nap towels, quilt blocks, wall hangings, and more. They're also light and lovely on shirts and purses.
     
 
Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.63" and 7.05" x 6.90" and 5.99" x 5.86" and 4.97" x 4.87" and 3.89" x 3.81"
  Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.80" and 6.90" x 6.90" and 5.86" x 5.86" and 4.89" x 4.88" and 3.89" x 3.88"


Vintage-style squares bring cool notes of blue to flour sack and tea towels, potholders, wall hangings, and curtains for a quick kitchen refresh.
     
 
Available in five sizes:
7.44" x 7.80" and 6.90" x 7.24" and 5.88" x 6.17" and 4.86" x 5.13" and 3.69" x 3.89"
  Available in five sizes:
7.78" x 7.80" and 6.90" x 6.91" and 5.85" x 5.86" and 4.89" x 4.90" and 3.88" x 3.87"


Add feathered flair to your embroidery projects! Low color changes make these designs light and lively additions to curtains, tea cozies, potholders, and kitchen towel sets.
     
   
Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.74" and 6.96" x 6.90" and 5.90" x 5.86" and 4.89" x 4.86" and 3.88" x 3.86"
   Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.70" and 6.99" x 6.90" and 5.94" x 5.86" and 4.93" x 4.86" and 3.89" x 3.84"


Nature's Harmony (Vintage) Design Pack

Create a classic hand-stitched look with bird and butterfly designs. Vintage designs are quick to stitch but add long-lasting appeal to tea and flour sack towels, table linens, quilt blocks, shirts, and wall hangings. Get all the charming circles and squares in the design pack!

Nature

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above, or get the pack with all 12 designs, priced at only $19.97! Five 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 5 sizes:

**XXL - Designs smaller than 7.9" x 7.9"
**XL - Designs smaller than 7" x 11.8"
**Lg - Designs smaller than 6" x 10"
**Md - Designs smaller than 5" x 7"
**Sm - Designs smaller than 4" x 4"



Eastern Bluebirds

Brilliant royal blue highlights and warm red-brown tones mark the distinctive look of the Eastern Bluebird. Through its 16-year history, Embroidery Library has become known for exceedingly realistic wildlife designs, as the detailed shading and subtle colors of these beautiful birds show. The designs below feature a medley of birds and coordinating single designs for lovely towel and toss pillow sets as well as quilts and wall hangings.
 
Available in five sizes:
8.57" x 10.70" and 6.91" x 8.63" and 6.24" x 7.78" and 5.87" x 7.31" and 4.86" x 6.07"


Perched among blooming flowers, bright-eyed Eastern Bluebirds add a brilliant focal point to wall hangings, pillows, and table linens. These designs coordinate with the medley above, and will delight bird-watchers and nature lovers with their natural grace and vibrant colors.
     
 
Available in two sizes:
4.77" x 6.46" and 2.71" x 3.66"
  Available in two sizes:
4.53" x 6.85" and 2.60" x 3.90"


A dainty Eastern Bluebird is poised to flit onto e-book covers, pillow shams, and table linens.
 
Available in two sizes:
4.85" x 5.03" and 3.73" x 3.87"


Blue-and-yellow Macaws

Blue-and-yellow Macaws are splendidly colored, and expert digitizing captures the depth and shading of their impressive feathers. While this species of parrots lives primarily in South America, there has been a small wild population in Florida since the mid-1980s. A medley of Macaws showcases the birds in all their glory, and is striking on wall hangings, quilts, and pillow shams. Also fabulous in framed pieces!
 
Available in five sizes:
8.05" x 11.75" and 6.91" x 10.08" and 5.83" x 8.50" and 5.35" x 7.80" and 4.70" x 6.85"


Add a touch of the tropics to home decor with single bird designs taken from the medley above. Brilliant colors add warmth and style to pillow wraps, mini-quilts, table runners, and more.
     
 
Available in two sizes:
4.22" x 6.85" and 2.40" x 3.91"
  Available in two sizes:
4.43" x 6.24" and 2.59" x 3.63"


Gold feathers shimmer with light as a Blue-and-yellow Macaw soars through the air. Let him shake his fabulous tailfeathers on totes, purses, and handbags.
 
Available in two sizes:
6.80" x 4.31" and 3.83" x 2.44"


Special Request of the Week
Embroidery Library is always inspired by your design suggestions, and we thank you for sending us your terrific ideas. Inspired by the Canada Goose Collage, Mallard Collage, and Trumpeter Swan Collage designs, Coleena requested designs in the same beautifully photo-realistic style featuring the Whooping Crane.

The tallest bird in North America, the Whooping Crane is an important symbol of conservation. Though it remains an endangered species, this bird has grown from a low of just 15 cranes in the 1940s to about 600 today. Graceful Whooping Cranes make gorgeous centerpieces on wall hangings, pillow covers, tote bags, and more. Thank you, Coleena, for requesting this magnificent bird!
 
Available in four sizes:
8.60" x 11.35" and 6.90" x 9.11" and 5.85" x 7.72" and 4.90" x 6.68"


Cranes pause in the water and guard their nest. Add to pillow shams, tote bags, and quilts for beautifully natural style.
     
 
Available in two sizes:
4.84" x 4.38" and 3.86" x 3.46"
  Available in two sizes:
4.62" x 5.13" and 3.48" x 3.86"


Whooping Cranes spread their wings in flight, an impressive sight in nature and in embroidery.
 
Available in two sizes:
6.22" x 3.28" and 3.85" x 2.03"


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