Embroidery Library
Jacobean Spring

NEW THIS WEEK - March 3rd, 2010

 

Jacobean Spring

Free Project Instructions!

The reign of King James I of England in the early 1600s was a time of great creativity in more ways than one. The king ordered the translation of the Bible which bears his name, Shakespeare produced most of his work, and fashions and decor featured elaborate embroidered ornamentation full of fanciful flowers, plants, and creatures of the earth.

 

This Jacobean embroidery, as it's called, has been a time-honored source of inspiration for embroiderers ever since. We're especially proud of this week's new designs -- filled with wonderful colors and textures and suitable for a rainbow of up-to-date embroidered creations!

 

Stitch a splash of color with nine jubilant Jacobean blooms with matching borders, corners, and floral sprays. These versatile designs will be stunning on quilts, home decor, and fashions from jackets to jeans! On the lighter side, another collection of nine light-stitching Jacobean flowers will bring exquisite colors to towels, quilts, shirts, and more.

 

Let timeless Jacobean style make a real statement with a pair of intricate garden designs suitable for pillows, wall hangings, and bags. Plus, enjoy a collection of nine light-stitching birds, butterfllies, dragonflies, and more. Combine them with the complementary light-stitching flowers, or let them dazzle on their own! Scroll down the page to pick a bouquet of these colorful flowers, and enjoy!

Stash household goods in style -- with a fabric basket that's as useful as it is beautiful. Click here for free project instructions!

 

 

Jubilant Jacobean Blooms

You've never seen anything quite like these jubilant Jacobean blooms! With shapes and motifs based closely on traditional textiles of the Jacobean era, they create a look that's truly timeless. The rich and vibrant hues show the color and joy present in these historical designs! Nine floral designs make a perfect bouquet for quilts. A hearty handful of borders, corners, and floral sprays round out this stunning collection. Stitch these fantastic floral designs on all sorts of lovely fashions and decor!
 
Jubilant Jacobean Bloom
Available in three sizes:
6.99"X5.87" and 5.83"X4.88" and 3.86"X3.23"

Jubilant Jacobean Bloom
Available in three sizes:
6.77"X5.86" and 5.59"X4.84" and 3.86"X3.34"

Jubilant Jacobean Bloom
Available in three sizes:
6.45"X5.87" and 5.32"X4.88" and 3.86"X3.51"

Jubilant Jacobean Bloom
Available in three sizes:
5.86"X7.79" and 4.86"X6.44" and 2.93"X3.86"

Jubilant Jacobean Bloom
Available in three sizes:
5.85"X6.81" and 4.86"X5.63" and 3.36"X3.86"

Jubilant Jacobean Bloom
Available in three sizes:
5.86"X5.86" and 4.86"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.83"

Jubilant Jacobean Bloom
Available in three sizes:
5.87"X6.12" and 4.86"X5.07" and 3.71"X3.71"

Jubilant Jacobean Bloom
Available in three sizes:
5.87"X6.23" and 4.87"X5.14" and 3.66"X3.86"

Jubilant Jacobean Bloom
Available in three sizes:
5.87"X5.90" and 4.87"X4.88" and 3.85"X3.87"

Jubilant Jacobean Floral Spray
Available in two sizes:
9.40"X2.47" and 6.87"X1.81"

Jubilant Jacobean Floral Spray
Available in two sizes:
9.40"X2.48" and 6.87"X1.80"

Jubilant Jacobean Border
Available in two sizes:
9.40"X4.74" and 5.99"X3.41"

Jubilant Jacobean Border
Available in two sizes:
9.40"X4.81" and 6.00"X3.34"

Jubilant Jacobean Corner Jubilant Jacobean Corner
 
Available in two sizes:
4.86"X4.84" and 3.86"X3.84"
  Available in two sizes:
4.88"X4.86" and 3.87"X3.84"


A Jubilant Jacobean Blooms Value Pack

 

Stitch a bouquet of jubilant joy with these stunning Jacobean flowers! The large pack contains 19 designs, priced at only $24.97! The medium pack contains 17 designs, priced at only $24.97! The small pack contains 11 designs, priced at only $15.97! 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 All designs smaller than 4 x 4

As they say, everything old is new again! The centuries-old look of Jacobean embroidery is a surprisingly perfect complement to denim fashions. Artfully scatter a few blooms across a pair of jeans, a jacket, or a tote bag. Learn the basics of embroidering on denim, then get tips and tricks for embroidering over seams and on hard-to-reach places. Check out the Stitchers' Showcase, too, to see fabulous Jacobean projects that stitchers just like you have created!

 

 

Vintage Jacobean Florals

Light up your life with a lighter-stitching take on Jacobean flowers! These lovely designs are suitable for a wonderful variety of projects, from quilts to T-shirts to tea towels. The classic look of Jacobean embroidery combines with a sophisticated and joyful rainbow of color for a wonderfully unique look. Let these beautiful Jacobean flowers bloom on all kinds of embroidered creations! They'll combine perfectly with the vintage Jacobean butterflies, birds, dragonflies, and bees below.
 
Vintage Jacobean Flower Vintage Jacobean Flower
 
Available in three sizes:
5.86"X5.85" and 4.86"X4.85" and 3.86"X3.85"
  Available in three sizes:
5.86"X5.86" and 4.86"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.86"

Vintage Jacobean Flower Vintage Jacobean Flower
 
Available in three sizes:
5.86"X5.87" and 4.86"X4.87" and 3.85"X3.87"
  Available in three sizes:
5.82"X5.85" and 4.78"X4.80" and 3.83"X3.86"

Vintage Jacobean Flower Vintage Jacobean Flower
 
Available in three sizes:
5.82"X5.84" and 4.81"X4.82" and 3.86"X3.88"
  Available in three sizes:
5.86"X5.86" and 4.86"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.86"

Vintage Jacobean Flower Vintage Jacobean Flower
 
Available in three sizes:
5.85"X5.85" and 4.85"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.86"
  Available in three sizes:
5.81"X5.85" and 4.79"X4.84" and 3.84"X3.88"

Vintage Jacobean Flower
Available in three sizes:
5.86"X5.86" and 4.86"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.86"


A Vintage Jacobean Floral Value Pack

 

A garden of light and lovely embroidery awaits! The Vintage Jacobean Floral design packs contain 9 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 All designs smaller than 4 x 4

A new article from Kenny's Korner this week shows you the ins and outs of embroidering on tea towels and flour sack towels. These kitchen classics make wonderful little gifts, and what better designs to feature than these stunning Jacobean flowers or the birds and butterflies below? Dress up a basic white towel by adding fabric and a button, and make a nifty looping Topsy Towel!

 

 

Jacobean Garden Scenes

A stylized hummingbird and three little butterflies flit about a bold flower in this intricate design. It'll be gorgeous on pillows, bags, wall hangings, and more pretty and up-to-date creations!
 
Available in three sizes:
7.51"X7.85" and 5.83"X6.07" and 4.87"X5.04"


Fanciful heart-shaped flowers bloom in this endearing Jacobean design! Stitch it on pillows, bags, runners, and more for an enchanting look. Change the colors easily to anything you like!
 
Available in three sizes:
7.80"X7.21" and 6.35"X5.86" and 5.25"X4.86"

Add an unexpected splash of color to your home with a simple table runner, embroidered with your favorite Jacobean designs! This project is extremely easy to make and will add a look of elegance to your home.

Click here for these free project instructions!


 

 

Vintage Jacobean Wings 'n' Things

Let your spirits soar with Jacobean butterflies, birds, dragonflies, and bees in a light and lovely Jacobean style! These designs will coordinate beautifully with the vintage Jacobean flowers above ... or just let them fill quilts, towels, shirts, and more with their delightful beauty!
 
Vintage Jacobean Butterfly Vintage Jacobean Butterfly
 
Available in three sizes:
5.86"X5.86" and 4.86"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.86"
  Available in three sizes:
5.85"X5.86" and 4.85"X4.86" and 3.85"X3.86"

Vintage Jacobean Butterfly Vintage Jacobean Hummingbird
 
Available in three sizes:
5.86"X5.86" and 4.86"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.85"
  Available in three sizes:
5.86"X5.86" and 4.86"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.86"

Vintage Jacobean Hummingbird Vintage Jacobean Dragonfly
 
Available in three sizes:
5.83"X5.87" and 4.78"X4.81" and 3.82"X3.85"
  Available in three sizes:
5.85"X5.84" and 4.85"X4.85" and 3.86"X3.85"

Vintage Jacobean Dragonfly Vintage Jacobean Bumblebee
 
Available in three sizes:
5.85"X5.86" and 4.85"X4.86" and 3.85"X3.86"
  Available in three sizes:
5.86"X5.86" and 4.86"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.86"

Vintage Jacobean Robin
Available in three sizes:
5.88"X5.86" and 4.88"X4.86" and 3.87"X3.85"


A Vintage Jacobean Wings 'n' Things Value Pack

 

Let your imagination take flight with these delicate Jacobean designs! The Vintage Jacobean Wings 'n' Things design packs contain 9 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 All designs smaller than 4 x 4

Keep any room looking bright and clean with a handy hanging organizer! Stitch these delightful Jacobean designs, or anything else you please, on the pockets for a uniquely personal touch. We stashed seed packets in ours, but the possibilities are endless!

Click here for these free project instructions!


 


Sunbonnet Sue and Fisherman Fred frolic in a wonderland of Jacobean flowers! Sue picks the perfect bouquet while Fred chases a stylized butterfly. Stitch these sweet designs on wall hangings, pillows, tote bags, and more! Sunbonnet Sue and her companions have been traditional quilting and embroidery favorites for more than 100 years.
 

Fisherman Fred

  Sunbonnet Sue

 

Available in three sizes:
5.85"X6.53" and 4.85"X5.40" and 3.78"X3.85"

 

Available in three sizes:
5.85"X6.07" and 4.86"X5.04" and 3.70"X3.86"



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