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Brazilian Art

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New designs explore the brilliant flora and fauna of Brazil. Add a unique look to your embroidery projects with traditional folk art style and woodcut representations.

The rainforest flashes with color as a parrot, toucan, and hummingbirds shimmer with jewel tones. A rooster and hen are filled with delightful patterns, and tropical birds perch with gorgeous native flowers.

The Eye of the Jaguar peers over a jaguar prowling through the jungle, and woodcut-style fruit designs are reminiscent of traditional Brazilian folk art. One-color safari animal silhouettes are excellent and fast additions to all kinds of projects.

 

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Birds of a Feather

A parrot and a toucan perch in a woodcut-style design above a glorious bird of paradise. In an equally vibrant design, hummingbirds soar gracefully through flowers. Their tail feathers are exquisite! Both designs will add brilliant color to any project.
 
 
Available in four sizes:
6.98"X9.96" and 5.89"X8.41" and 5.45"X7.79" and 4.82"X6.88"
  Available in three sizes:
6.97"X9.33" and 5.81"X7.78" and 4.83"X6.46"


Rooster and Hen

A uniquely patterned rooster and hen are ideal for His and Hers towels, but folk art chickens will look terrific wherever they roost. Wall hangings, pillows, sweatshirts, towels, trivets, and tote bags are just waiting for these amazingly feathered fowl!
 
 
Available in three sizes:
5.83"X7.79" and 4.86"X6.49" and 2.89"X3.85"
  Available in three sizes:
5.82"X7.78" and 4.83"X6.46" and 2.89"X3.88"


Tropical Birds

Take a trip to the Brazilian rainforest, where birds are as bright as the flowers that grow there. The Blue-crowned Motmot, perched among the blooms of an Easter cactus, is stunning with its deep blue feathers. On the right, a Quetzal outshines even the bird of paradise he sits above. Both will be gorgeous on pillow covers, tote bags, wall hangings, and in framed embroidery.
 
   
Available in three sizes:
7.81"X7.25" and 6.29"X5.86" and 5.22"X4.85"
  Available in three sizes:
6.70"X7.80" and 5.85"X6.80" and 4.85"X5.64"


The red bromeliads match the brilliant beak of the toucan.
 
Available in three sizes:
7.69"X7.78" and 5.85"X5.93" and 4.83"X4.92"


Eye of the Jaguar

The Eye of the Jaguar designs joins our growing collection of striking "Eye of" designs, all of them intense, and all of them different from almost anything you'll see in the world of embroidery. Complex shading and amazing detail give these designs an impressive naturalism. You'll really feel like you're looking right into the eye of ... a cougar, an owl, an eagle, a tiger, and a wolf! Stitch them individually or mirror them for a stunning look on pillows, wall hangings, jacket backs, tote bags, and more. Perfect for animal lovers and outdoor enthusiasts!
 
Available in four sizes:
7.00"X10.40" and 5.87"X8.70" and 5.27"X7.82" and 4.63"X6.87"


Prowling Jaguar

A jaguar prowls through the jungle in an outstanding design for animal and nature lovers.
 
Available in three sizes:
10.07"X7.00" and 7.71"X5.37" and 6.85"X4.78"


Brazilian Folk Art Fruit

Inspired by Brazilian folk art woodcuts, the designs below use white stitches to represent the cut out, or non-printing parts, of the woodcut. The square edges of the fruits and leaves reflect traditional woodcutting methods of using a knife or chisel to cut the wood, making straight lines more frequent than curved ones. The result is a charmingly unique look with a long tradition.

On the left, the bright pink fruit of the guava pairs winningly with rich green leaves. On the right, an acai palm is heavy with berries. Both will look lovely on towels, table linens, potholders, and more!
 
 
Available in four sizes:
7.58"X7.79" and 5.83"X5.98" and 4.85"X4.96" and 3.78"X3.85"
  Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.48" and 6.11"X5.85" and 5.04"X4.83" and 3.85"X3.69"


Bright lemons are a zesty harvest, while cherries make tasty additions to mini-quilts, reusable grocery bags, and more.
 
 
Available in four sizes:
7.30"X7.81" and 5.85"X6.26" and 4.85"X5.19" and 3.60"X3.86"
  Available in four sizes:
7.38"X7.79" and 5.85"X6.19" and 4.84"X5.11" and 3.64"X3.85"


Passion fruit and star fruit bring a taste of the tropics to your embroidery!
 
 
Available in four sizes:
7.58"X7.81" and 5.84"X6.03" and 4.81"X4.96" and 3.74"X3.86"
  Available in four sizes:
7.58"X7.81" and 5.85"X6.03" and 4.81"X4.96" and 3.74"X3.86"


Add a serving of bananas and mangoes to towels, totes, and more. The "carved" (or white) parts of the leaves give these designs a fresh look.
 
 
Available in four sizes:
7.59"X7.80" and 5.85"X6.02" and 4.84"X4.97" and 3.74"X3.85"
  Available in four sizes:
7.58"X7.80" and 5.85"X6.01" and 4.85"X4.99" and 3.75"X3.86"


Dragon fruit, left, has a fabulously dramatic look while a coconut tree brings to mind white sand beaches and crashing waves.
 
 
Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.78" and 5.87"X5.85" and 4.83"X4.82" and 3.85"X3.84"
  Available in four sizes:
7.43"X7.81" and 5.85"X6.15" and 4.84"X5.10" and 3.66"X3.85"


Fresh pineapple is a treat while jackfruit hangs heavy from this tree.
 
 
Available in four sizes:
7.64"X7.81" and 5.83"X5.97" and 4.82"X4.93" and 3.77"X3.86"
  Available in four sizes:
7.81"X7.77" and 5.89"X5.84" and 4.90"X4.85" and 3.86"X3.82"


Brazilian Folk Art Fruit Design Pack

Pick a pack of Brazilian folk art fruit with the design pack. Kitchen towels, aprons, table linens, quilts, and more will be very fresh with woodcut-style designs!
 

Brazilian Folk Art Fruit Design Packs

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above, or get the pack with all 12 designs, for 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 7.9"x7.9"
**Lg - Designs smaller than 6"x10"
**Md - Designs smaller than 5"x7"
**Sm - Designs smaller than 4"x4"



Safari Animal Silhouettes

Create a wild look on your next project with Safari Animal Silhouettes. These one-color animals join an ever-popular group of safari silhouettes. All are fast and fabulous on shirts, tote bags, towels, and anywhere you want to add a touch of the tropics.

A jaguar and tamarin are striking in quick-stitching silhouette. Change the color to match your decor and project needs.
 
 On sale now - only $1.29!   On sale now - only $1.29!
 
Available in three sizes:
7.18"X5.86" and 5.89"X4.81" and 3.86"X3.12"
  Available in three sizes:
6.19"X5.86" and 5.12"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.65"


Add brilliant feathers and fur to tees and towels with a toucan and an ocelot.
 
 On sale now - only $1.29!    On sale now - only $1.29!
   
Available in three sizes:
7.75"X5.85" and 6.41"X4.83" and 3.86"X2.90"
  Available in three sizes:
6.66"X5.87" and 5.51"X4.87" and 3.86"X3.41"


This tree frog has charm to spare, while a capuchin peers out from an adorable face.
 
 On sale now - only $1.29!    On sale now - only $1.29!
   
Available in three sizes:
7.28"X5.86" and 6.02"X4.83" and 3.86"X3.09"
  Available in three sizes:
5.85"X6.46" and 4.82"X5.31" and 3.52"X3.87"


Safari Animal Silhouettes Design Pack

Create a menagerie of tropical delights with the Safari Animal Silhouettes Design Pack. One -color designs are fast to stitch and striking on low nap towels, pillow covers, shirts, quilts, and more. Animal lovers will adore these!
 

Safari Animal Silhouettes Design Packs

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above, or get the pack with all 6 designs, for 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"x10"
**Md - Designs smaller than 5"x7"
**Sm - Designs smaller than 4"x4"



Request of the Week

Embroidery Library is always inspired by your design suggestions, and we thank you for sending us tons of terrific ideas, which we regularly incorporate into the weekly design themes. This space is dedicated to the "Request of the Week."

Barbara loves the American medley designs, and requested Mount Rushmore and Grand Canyon medleys. Thanks for the great suggestions, Barbara! Mount Rushmore is framed by smooth beardtongue flowers, and lines from the Declaration of Independence. Pair with the flowers below on pillows and wall hangings for a beautiful effect.
 
Available in three sizes:
7.70"X6.97" and 6.49"X5.87" and 5.39"X4.87"

 
Available in one size:
1.84"X3.86"


Verses from "This Land is Your Land" scroll above the Grand Canyon and globemallow flowers. Gorgeous alone, and with the blooms in the flower design below.
   Only $1.00!
Available in three sizes:
8.35"X7.00" and 6.96"X5.85" and 5.80"X4.86"

   Only $1.00!
Available in one size:
2.98"X3.50"


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