NEW THIS WEEK - March 22nd, 2006:
Crazy for Paisley
(and Jumpin' for
Paisley--that pretty, droplet-shape with a twirl--is swirling its
way into fashion hearts again as it has been doing for centuries. Paisley never
really goes away. It's always welcome, but when it hits the covers of fashion
and decorating catalogs, you know it's more than a passing swish.
This week's designs explore the fresh possibilities of traditional
paisley patterns and artful Jacobean heirloom embroidery.
Every paisley has its day -- from the rich colors of Asian shawls to
the psychedelic colors of the ' 70s. But, here are some new twists and hues to
Color your world with a traditional Floral Paisley, go tropical with Fun-loving
Flamingos, or sew a delicate garden with the Butterfly motif.
Coordinating designs come in every shape--squares, circles, ovals,
rectangles, sprays, corners, and singles. The paisleys just beg to be sewn on
every wardrobe and home decorating project you can conjure up.
A pretty paisley pillow and handy
pockets -- all
in one! Click here for instructions.
Elaborate Jacobean-inspired designs this week are reminiscent of
English krua (crewel), wool yarn embroideries found on heirloom tapestries,
garments, and household items dating from the 17th century. Fanciful
Butterflies and Hummingbirds and stylized Florals of the Jacobean period form
squares, circles, ovals, rectangles, sprays, and corners. The coordinating
designs are so versatile, you can embellish a tote one day, decorate a hem or
cuff the next, frame a pillow feature with corner designs, or sew designs
aplenty on quilt squares, sashes, and borders -- all with one design pack.
Go crazy with paisley, jump for joy with Jacobean, and delight in
the designs this week!
Paisley Floral Design Shapes
When the fascinating tear-drop design combines with vibrant flower power,
an explosion of color ignites at your fingertips. Choose the fashion colors of
the hour, match the tones of your decor, or hearken back to the paisley decade
you most adore.
Paisley Butterfly Square
Jacobean Hummingbird Square
Jacobean Hummingbird Circle
Jacobean Hummingbird Oval
Jacobean Hummingbird Rectangle
Jacobean Hummingbird Spray
Jacobean Hummingbird Spray - mirror image
Jacobean Hummingbird Corner
Jacobean Hummingbird Single
Want to see more? Click here
to see designs released in previous weeks!