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Tea Time

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Brighten up mug rugs, coasters, placemats, quilts, and more with new tea-lovin' designs!

It's tea time in the forest, as animals and birds share a cup of tea and a smile. Rabbits, hedgehogs, owls, and other woodland critters relax in adorable designs for all kinds of projects.

Vintage tea leaf sprays are a perfect blend of stitches, and are light and lovely on tea towels and flower sack towels.

Redwork teapot designs are light-stitching and filled with flowers, swirls, hearts, leaves, and birds. Pair with matching teacups from January for tasteful arrangements on table linens, pillows, quilts, and more. A baroque teapot and teacup round out a delicious collection of designs sure to warm up your next project.

Scroll down the page to see all these tasty designs -- as well as some "T's" of a different flavor!

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Brighten up tea time with cute coasters and mug rugs! Click here for free project instructions!

 


Woodland Tea Party

A relaxing, delicious cup of tea with a friend isn't just good for people -- the animals like it, too! Woodland critters are having a tea party in the forest, and we're all invited. Sitting on toadstools, branches and tree stumps, these furred and feathered friends are having such a good time. Spread the joy by stitching onto towels, potholders, T-shirts, quilts, and more.

"One lump or two?" this bunny asks his friend. Smiling rabbits and raccoons enjoying their tea party are so cute on bibs, PJs, and shirts for kids. Also adorable on baby blankets!
 
 
Available in two sizes:
5.00"X4.79" and 3.87"X3.71"
  Available in two sizes:
4.47"X4.65" and 3.72"X3.87"


Two bluebirds share their happiness, while a couple of hedgehogs pass a pleasant hour.
 
 
Available in two sizes:
6.10"X3.57" and 3.85"X2.26"
  Available in two sizes:
6.13"X3.83" and 3.87"X2.42"


Wise is the owl who shares his tea. Squirrels are nuts about tea, too! Add to tote bags, wall hangings, pillows, and more for a perfectly balanced blend of sweetness and whimsy.
 
     
Available in two sizes:
5.20"X4.84" and 3.85"X3.59"
  Available in two sizes:
5.07"X4.84" and 3.87"X3.70"


These skunks and foxes have smiles as big as their tails.
 
     
Available in two sizes:
5.50"X4.85" and 3.87"X3.41"
  Available in two sizes:
6.18"X4.42" and 3.87"X2.77"


Conversation, a cup of tea, and thee. What more could any bear want? A delightful design for towels, table linens, coasters, and mug rugs. 
 
Available in two sizes:
6.86"X4.25" and 3.86"X2.40"


Woodland Tea Party Design Pack

Enjoy a tea party with adorable woodland animals and birds. Children's shirts, bibs, blankets, and more will be as cute as can be with these sweet designs!
 

Woodland Tea Party Design Pack

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above, or get the pack with all 9 designs for only $19.97! Two 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 2 sizes:

**Lg - Designs smaller than 5"x7"
**Sm - Designs smaller than 4"x4"



Tea Leaves (Vintage)

All of the flowers and plants (or their roots) in the designs below are used to make tea. And, they all make beautiful embroidery, as well. Tasteful projects are on the horizon with lovely vintage-stitch sprays featuring chamomile, hibiscus, echinacea, lavender, and more. A variety of stitches makes these designs as fresh as a newly brewed cup of soothing herbal tea. Make one for yourself, and one for a friend!

Valerian is a hardy perennial flowering plant, with heads of sweetly scented pink or white flowers which bloom in the summer months. Valerian flower extracts were used as perfume in the sixteenth century. Sweeten summer linens and towels with this graceful spray.
 
 
Available in four sizes:
9.37"X3.29" and 7.79"X2.74" and 6.85"X2.41" and 3.85"X1.71"


Chamomile tea is thought to help with sleep, and is often served with honey or lemon, or both. Stitch this charming chamomile composition onto pillowcases for restful nights.
 
 
Available in four sizes:
9.36"X3.09" and 7.78"X2.56" and 6.85"X2.26" and 3.85"X1.83"


Ginseng root is used to make tea and is thought to have various medicinal attributes. The ginseng plant and flowers certainly have artistic attributes, as this elegant spray shows.
 
 
Available in four sizes:
9.39"X3.55" and 7.79"X2.94" and 6.81"X2.57" and 3.86"X2.00"


Hibiscus tea is drunk both hot and cold by people around the world. Hibiscus tea contains 15-30% organic acids that give it its characteristic deep red color. This bright hibiscus will add a fabulous splash of color to summer shirts, beach cover-ups, and totes!
 
 
Available in four sizes:
9.39"X2.99" and 7.81"X2.48" and 6.86"X2.18" and 3.85"X1.75"


Burdock tea has been used as an herbal remedy and soothing tonic since the Middle Ages. Some believe that burdock tea has a soothing effect on the stomach, and that drinking it after meals aids digestion. A pretty composition like this design will surely have a soothing effect anywhere you stitch it.
 
 
Available in four sizes:
9.37"X3.29" and 7.78"X2.73" and 6.84"X2.40" and 3.88"X1.75"


Rose hips are especially high in vitamin C content, one of the richest plant sources available. Rose hip soup, or "nyponsoppa," is especially popular in Sweden. The rose hips make a unique and enticing design, a surefire conversation starter on towel borders and pillow covers.
 
 
Available in four sizes:
9.37"X3.58" and 7.78"X2.97" and 6.86"X2.62" and 3.87"X2.31"


Coneflower, or echinacea, is commonly found in gardens for its showy flowers, and in teas for its health benefits. Echinacea is thought to fight colds by supporting a healthy immune system. Plant these showy flowers for a healthy addition to your next project.
 
 
Available in four sizes:
9.37"X3.35" and 7.78"X2.78" and 6.86"X2.45" and 3.86"X1.84"


Lavender is in the mint family, and essential oil of lavender is found in bath products, balms, salves, and perfumes. A design this cheerful and lovely will be a balm to your soul!
 
 
Available in four sizes:
9.38"X3.36" and 7.78"X2.80" and 6.80"X2.44" and 3.85"X1.91"


A delicate anise bloom is so elegant, and makes a very pleasing centerpiece in this spray.
 
 
Available in four sizes:
9.37"X3.21" and 7.78"X2.66" and 6.86"X2.35" and 3.85"X1.63"


Freshen your decor and apparel with a peppermint plant -- quick to stitch and a delight to behold.
 
 
Available in four sizes:
9.40"X3.30" and 7.78"X2.73" and 6.88"X2.42" and 3.87"X2.07"


Linden has traditionally been used as an herbal remedy in Europe for centuries. The flowers have been used for reducing stress on the body, producing a calming effect, and reducing anxiety. A powerful -- and pretty -- flower indeed!
 
 
Available in four sizes:
9.37"X2.65" and 7.79"X2.21" and 6.84"X1.94" and 3.88"X1.63"


Hyssop has been in use since classical antiquity. It is believed to have properties as an antiseptic, cough reliever, and expectorant, and is commonly used as an aromatic herb and medicinal plant. Very pretty on wall hangings and pillows, too.
 
 
Available in four sizes:
9.37"X3.32" and 7.77"X2.76" and 6.84"X2.43" and 3.85"X1.74"


Tea Leaves (Vintage) Design Pack

Brew up a whole passel of delightful projects with the Tea Leaves (Vintage) Design Pack. Light-stitching sprays feature a blend of stitches that will be tasteful on all kinds of projects!
 

Tea Leaves (Vintage) Design Pack

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 6"x10"
**Lg - Designs smaller than 7.9"x7.9"
**Md - Designs smaller than 5"x7"
**Sm - Designs smaller than 4"x4"



Tea Time (Redwork)

It's a Redwork tea party!  New teapot designs are light-stitching and filled with flowers, swirls, hearts, leaves, and birds. A teacup medley was released in January and it's a great match for this new design. Click here to find that medley!

Add a cheerful look to tea towels, flour sack towels, table linens, quilts, and more. You'll be brewing a fresh look in no time with fast and fabulous Redwork tea time designs! If you're new to embroidering on light towels, be sure to check out this Fabrics 101 article.
 
 
Available in four sizes:
7.78"X7.78" and 7.00"X7.00" and 5.85"X5.85" and 4.85"X4.85"


The Redwork teacups were originally offered in January, and requests came pouring in (pun intended) for matching teapots. We're happy to oblige! Find the new teapots on the left, and the coordinating teacups on the right.

Let these little birdies bring glad tidings and sweet embellishments to your spring projects!
 
 
Available in six sizes:
8.90"X8.90" and 7.78"X7.78" and 6.90"X6.90" and 5.90"X5.90" and 4.90"X4.90" and 3.89"X3.90"
  Available in six sizes:
8.90"X8.90" and 7.80"X7.80" and 6.90"X6.90" and 5.90"X5.90" and 4.90"X4.90" and 3.90"X3.90"


Create a lovely wall hanging or quilt with coordinating teapots and teacups. Pick the strawberries to go front and center -- they're a favorite way to sweeten any project!
 
 
Available in six sizes:
8.90"X8.90" and 7.79"X7.79" and 6.90"X6.90" and 5.90"X5.90" and 4.90"X4.90" and 3.90"X3.90"
  Available in six sizes:
8.87"X8.89" and 7.78"X7.80" and 6.90"X6.90" and 5.90"X5.90" and 4.90"X4.90" and 3.90"X3.90"


Give a gift from the heart with these precious tea time decorations. A quick addition to a tea towel, paired with a delicious herbal tea and teacup, and you have a thoughtful gift package for someone who needs a little lift.
 
 
Available in six sizes:
8.90"X8.90" and 7.78"X7.78" and 6.90"X6.90" and 5.90"X5.90" and 4.90"X4.90" and 3.90"X3.90"
  Available in six sizes:
8.90"X8.90" and 7.80"X7.80" and 6.90"X6.90" and 5.90"X5.90" and 4.90"X4.90" and 3.88"X3.89"
 


This teapot and teacup pair have an antique feeling to them, and are sure to create timelessly elegant items. Add to table linens and towels for a beautifully classic look.
 
 
Available in six sizes:
8.90"X8.88" and 7.79"X7.78" and 6.90"X6.89" and 5.90"X5.89" and 4.90"X4.89" and 3.90"X3.89"
  Available in six sizes:
8.90"X8.90" and 7.80"X7.80" and 6.90"X6.90" and 5.90"X5.90" and 4.90"X4.90" and 3.90"X3.90"


Heartwarming teapot and teacup designs are perfect for sprucing up light kitchen curtains.
 
 
Available in six sizes:
8.90"X8.90" and 7.78"X7.78" and 6.90"X6.90" and 5.90"X5.90" and 4.90"X4.90" and 3.89"X3.90"
  Available in six sizes:
8.90"X8.90" and 7.80"X7.80" and 6.89"X6.89" and 5.89"X5.89" and 4.89"X4.89" and 3.88"X3.88" 


Tea cozies are a terrific way to keep a pot of tea piping hot. Embellish yours with delicate teapot and teacup designs for a delightfully fresh look to go with a steaming cup of tea.
 
 
Available in six sizes:
8.90"X8.89" and 7.78"X7.78" and 6.90"X6.89" and 5.90"X5.89" and 4.90"X4.90" and 3.90"X3.89"
  Available in six sizes:
8.90"X8.90" and 7.80"X7.80" and 6.90"X6.90" and 5.90"X5.90" and 4.90"X4.90" and 3.90"X3.90"


Everything's coming up roses with a teapot and teacup blooming with beauty. So fast-stitching for such enduring loveliness!
 
 
Available in six sizes:
8.88"X8.90" and 7.78"X7.80" and 6.89"X6.90" and 5.89"X5.90" and 4.89"X4.90" and 3.89"X3.90"
  Available in six sizes:
8.90"X8.90" and 7.80"X7.80" and 6.90"X6.90" and 5.90"X5.90" and 4.90"X4.89" and 3.90"X3.90"

 
Available in six sizes:
8.90"X8.90" and 7.78"X7.77" and 6.90"X6.90" and 5.90"X5.90" and 4.90"X4.90" and 3.89"X3.89" 
  Available in six sizes:
8.90"X8.90" and 7.80"X7.80" and 6.90"X6.90" and 5.90"X5.90" and 4.90"X4.90" and 3.89"X3.90"


Create projects that are as fresh as a daisy with this delightful teapot and teacup duo!
 
 
Available in six sizes:
8.90"X8.89" and 7.79"X7.78" and 6.90"X6.88" and 5.90"X5.88" and 4.90"X4.88" and 3.90"X3.89"
  Available in six sizes:
8.89"X8.90" and 7.78"X7.80" and 6.89"X6.90" and 5.87"X5.90" and 4.89"X4.90" and 3.90"X3.90"


In the early 1900's, sweet tea was a real extravagance, due to the high costs of tea, ice, and sugar. Ice was possibly the most valuable of those ingredients, as it had to be shipped from afar at a time when access to cool drinking water was itself a luxury. Luckily, with access to modern appliances, we can now enjoy this refreshing drink whenever we like.
 
 
Available in three sizes:
7.48"X7.80" and 5.84"X6.11" and 4.85"X5.07"


It's time for "T" of a slightly different flavor! Brew up an excellent design for classic car lovers with a medley of Thunderbirds, or T-birds. Also, golfers and sports lovers will find a collection of golf balls and tees most relaxing. Perfect for golf towels, shirts, bags, and more!
 
 
Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.54" and 7.24"X7.00" and 5.85"X5.65" and 4.85"X4.68"
  Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.64" and 7.14"X6.99" and 5.97"X5.85" and 4.90"X4.80"


Baroque Tea

Delicate shading gives a beautifully detailed teapot and teacup a pewter-like look. Very pretty on low-nap towels -- choose your favorite color for the baroque swirls in the background. Pair with a mug and herbal tea for a great gift idea.
 
 
Available in three sizes:
5.98"X5.84" and 4.94"X4.84" and 3.85"X3.78"
  Available in three sizes:
5.86"X5.84" and 4.85"X4.83" and 3.86"X3.82"


Special 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."

The Chinese Crested dog is graceful in silhouette. Sheri, who is a big fan of the Chinese Crested, requested a design featuring this unique breed. Chinese Crested dogs come in two varieties, both with and without fur -- the Hairless and the Powderpuff.  Both varieties are fine-boned, elegant dogs that love human companionship. Stitch this fast and sleek one-color design for a noble embellishment.
 
Available in two sizes:
6.20"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.03"


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