One of the great joys of embroidery lies in the richness
and diversity of its history. Embroidery is an art that spans all
cultures, allowing you to incorporate motifs and styles from any source.
This week, Embroidery Library offers a selection of designs inspired
by traditional Eastern European folk art. Add vivid color and bold,
geometric designs to garments and home decor by incorporating designs that were
inspired by Eastern European techniques, such as Polish paper cutting and
traditional Hungarian textile art. From brilliant floral sprays to
pastoral rural scenes, Eastern European folk art is known for its use of
vibrant color and geometric shapes.
Add Eastern European flair to your wardrobe with free project instructions!
Bring some of that color and heritage home with shirt sets that
feature an all-new approach to garment decoration.
Large placket and yoke designs feature peacocks and those bold, bright florals
that bring to mind the traditional art. And dress up your home with a new
pack filled with Hungarian-influenced floral designs!
Explore the fascinating Eastern European folk art designs that
include florals, peacocks, pastoral scenes, roosters and more!
Add vivid, colorful folk style to any wardrobe with
the Hungarian Floral Shirt Set.
Inspired by Hungarian folk embroidery, this gorgeous set will liven shirts,
onesies or other garments.
Free project instructions demonstrate how embellish a
shirt with these designs. Shirt sets include collar tips, placket, yoke, and
designs. Each shirt set is just
Shirt sets are available in Adult size (smaller than
6"x10") and Child size (smaller than 5"x7").
All designs are also sold separately!
Use large feature designs to decorate shirt
fronts, or embroider along pants or jeans legs for a unique
and colorful embellishment.
Floral designs were reflective of the
Eastern Europeans' close ties to nature. Primarily rural,
the artisans of these countries drew upon the natural world around them to
vivid displays. Thus the images are filled with living and breathing flowers
Capture the scintillating, jewel-tone brilliance of
the folk art peacock with this
Hungarian Peacock Shirt Set! Includes collar tips, mirrored peacock
yoke design, and border. Each shirt
set is just $6.97! All designs are also sold
Add a distinctly Hungarian-themed flair to your dining
decor with the Floral Dining Decor Pack.
Drawing from traditional Hungarian embroidery design, these colorful floral
add an irresistible, picturesque element to your home. Packs include large
for framing, or embellishing tablecloths and chair covers, as well as borders,
an eye-catching, riotous basket of colorful flowers that are perfect for
framing and display.
is Hungarian tradition to share their patterns and to teach their skills to
others. Weaving and
embroidery schools have been recorded as early as the 11th century, and
embroidery was taught
to all young girls, regardless of status.
The rooster plays a common role in Eastern European folk art -
because rural farmers woke to the rooster's call every day.
Peacocks feature prominently in Eastern European folk
art. Known for their lovely
plumage, peacocks are a wonderful way to add a graceful symmetry to medallions.