Embroidery Library
Kaleidoscope of Color

NEW THIS WEEK - April 23rd, 2008


Kaleidoscope of Color

Free Project Instructions!

 

With the arrival of Spring and Summer, Mother Nature is alive with color. Achieve your own rainbow of colors right in your own home with new designs, specially created for variegated thread!

Birds, peacocks, hummingbirds, flowers, frogs, lizards, and more, stitched with colorful variegated thread, are magnificent accents to warm-weather shirts, Capri pants, and linens. Delicate butterflies glimmer with pretty hues -- a fantastic match for gardening totes, light spring jackets, and more!

Quick-stitching seashells (similar to Redwork) feature lovely nuances and details with variegated thread, while Crewel-style flowers gain depth and zest. Everyday items will enjoy a touch of the tropics when these designs are danced across beach cover-ups and towels, and garden party table linens.

Take a stroll down the page and relish these unique designs!

Bring out the Rainy Day Roll-Up to chase away cloudy days!

Click here for project instructions!


Wingin' It

This lively, colorful flock of birds includes species from all around the globe that are known for
their beautiful plumage. The birds themselves, stitched with variegated thread, are rich with vibrant
color and detail, and surrounded by single-color botanical accents. The magnificent combination creates designs that are simply splendid on shirts, wall-hangings, tote bags, blankets and more!

A shy peacock wanders through lush greenery with his exquisite tail trailing behind him.
 
Available in two sizes:
 5.96"X4.78" and 3.86"X3.11"


Puffing out his chest, this handsome rooster is ready to give a cock-a-doodle-doo good
morning cry. Add this charming fellow to kitchen items such as towels, cozies, and curtains.
 
Available in two sizes:
 5.34"X4.86" and 3.85"X3.50"


With his lovely tail fanned for all to see, this peacock is the epitome of the phrase,
 'Proud as a peacock.' And, a wonderful accent for purses and tote bags.
 
Available in two sizes:
 5.62"X4.80" and 5.96"X4.78"


Elegantly perched on a branch, a bird of paradise sports beautifully
 exotic plumage that looks superb on shirts and sweatshirts!
 
Available in two sizes:
 4.81"X5.91" and 3.14"X3.86"


A vividly colored hummingbird flits from flower to flower. Note the pink stripes
in his stomach, and iridescent turquoise hues in his back and wing top.
 
Available in two sizes:
 4.81"X5.17" and 3.51"X3.76"


A tiny hummingbird sips sweet nectar from a blossom.
 Let him zip onto pretty placemats and napkins.
 
Available in two sizes:
4.80"X5.70" and 3.26"X3.86"

  Feel proud as a peacock with beautiful birds embellishing
 your t-shirts, sweatshirts, vests, jackets, and more!

To learn more, click on the following project instructions
 and articles: Embroidering on T-shirts, Embroidering on Sweatshirts, and Sweatshirt Cardigan.



Head cocked to the side, a brightly colored parrot listens to his surroundings. Sure to
 liven up home surroundings, let him perch on table runners and wall-hangings.
 
Available in two sizes:
 4.80"X5.15" and 3.60"X3.86"


This parrot takes flight on wings of rainbow colors.
 
Available in two sizes:
4.83"X6.05" and 3.09"X3.85"


A sweet swallow rides the wind across the sky and directly onto jean jackets and vests.
 
Available in two sizes:
 6.21"X4.80" and 3.86"X2.98"


A Wingin' It (Variegated) Design Pack

All of the Wingin' It designs are available in a value pack, priced at only $14.97!

Click on the images or links below to see the designs included in the pack,
and add the value pack to your shopping basket.
 

 
All designs smaller than 5 x 7   All designs smaller than 4 x 4


Flight of Fancy

Playing among the flowers, pretty critters such as butterflies, dragonflies, and ladybugs add an additional charm to gardens everywhere. Stitched with variegated thread, they will bring the same frolicsome touch to a variety of attire and home decor items.


A graceful butterfly with flowing wings of color.
 
  A butterfly dances on delicate wings
 with dainty detailing.
 
Available in two sizes:
 6.86"X4.66" and 3.86"X2.62"
  Available in two sizes:
 5.51"X4.87" and 3.86"X3.40"


Geometric shapes on this butterfly's
 wings add a playful touch.
 
  Pretty stripes and scallop make
 for lovely butterfly wings.
 
Available in two sizes:
 6.47"X4.86" and 3.85"X2.88"
  Available in two sizes:
 5.81"X4.87" and 3.85"X3.24"

  Let Spring go to your head by adding a lovely butterfly
 or ladybug to a scarf, headband, or hat!

Click on the projects for instructions on how to create fun, fashion items: Fashion Scarf, Reversible Headband,
 Beach Hat, and Head to Tote Embroidery.



A fragile dragonfly with slender body and wings.
 
  Spots and dots are so cute on
 this roly-poly ladybug.
 
Available in two sizes:
 6.85"X4.19" and 3.86"X2.37"
  Available in two sizes:
4.85"X4.81" and 3.85"X3.82"


A Flight of Fancy (Variegated) Design Pack

All of the Flight of Fancy designs are available in a value pack, priced at only $10.97!

Click on the images or links below to see the designs included in the pack,
and add the value pack to your shopping basket.
 

 
All designs smaller than 5 x 7   All designs smaller than 4 x 4


Colorful Crewel

Crewel Embroidery is an embroidery technique that is at least a thousand years old,
 and involves a variety of different embroidery stitches that follow a design outline applied
 to the fabric. The traditional design styles are often feature floral designs with flowing
 vines and leaves. These brightly colored blooms, in Crewel style, are given amazing
 depth when stitched out on your machine using variegated thread. They are darling
on purses, pockets, and placemats!


A tri-petal bloom blazes with color.
 
  An exotic bud surrounded by lush leaves.
 
Available in two sizes:
 5.32"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.49"
  Available in two sizes:
 5.36"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.49"

  Bright, colorful designs such as the Colorful Crewel flowers
 can add a wonderful pop of color when added to everyday denim! They are fabulous when used on the back pockets
 of jeans or the lapel of a jacket.

 For more information on denim and denim embroidery
 click on these links - Fabrics 101: Denim,
 Embroidered Jeans and Denim Purse.



A pair of leaves frames a thriving flower.
 
  Graceful petals and leaves wave in the breeze.
 
Available in two sizes:
 4.85"X6.40" and 2.90"X3.85"
  Available in two sizes:
 4.86"X5.41" and 3.45"X3.85"


This blossom is a charming circle of color.
 
  A lively bloom made up of a pinwheel of petals.
 
Available in two sizes:
 4.85"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.85"
  Available in two sizes:
 5.22"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.59"


A star-shaped flower is accented
 with delicate leaf trios.
 
  Layer upon layer of colorful petals
 creates an intriguing bloom.
 
Available in two sizes:
4.96"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.78"
  Available in two sizes:
 5.77"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.25"


A sunburst blossom opens to say hello.
 
Available in two sizes:
 6.23"X4.84" and 3.85"X3.01"


A Colorful Crewel (Variegated) Design Pack

All of the Colorful Crewel designs are available in a value pack, priced at only $14.97!

Click on the images or links below to see the designs included in the pack,
and add the value pack to your shopping basket.
 

 
All designs smaller than 5 x 7   All designs smaller than 4 x 4


Colorful Seashells

 Treasures from the sea, delicate shells of all shapes, sizes, and colors are wonderful prizes for patient beachcombers. But, you don't need to go to the ocean for such lovely finds! These
 variegated thread, quick-stitch designs are full of lovely nuances that make them a delightful
 match for table and bed linens, t-shirts, and more!


Deep in the ocean, this pointed shell is the perfect home for a small, sea critter.
 
  Pushed toward shore, a sturdy conch shell
 is tossed about in the waves.
 
Available in two sizes:
 6.85"X4.69" and 3.85"X2.61"
  Available in two sizes:
 6.85"X4.47" and 3.85"X2.49"

  Delicate shell designs are a charming complement to beach party or cruise attire. Add the quick-stitching redwork designs
 to sundresses, skirts, tank tops, and handbags.

Stitch up a pretty purse of your own using one or all
 of these fun projects: Beaded Purse and Placemat Purse.

 


 
Resting at the bottom of the sea is a curled shell and waving seaweed tendrils.
 
  Twirled and tiger-striped, this towering
 shell mingles with ocean greens.
 
Available in two sizes:
 4.85"X5.16" and 3.60"X3.85"
  Available in two sizes:
 5.40"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.46"


An elegant scalloped shell is encircled
 with delicate sea stems.
 
  A swirled shell nestles among ocean blooms.
 
Available in two sizes:
 4.85"X4.92" and 3.77"X3.85"
  Available in two sizes:
5.51"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.39"


A Colorful Seashells (Variegated) Design Pack

All of the Colorful Seashells designs are available in a value pack, priced at only $10.97!

Click on the images or links below to see the designs included in the pack,
and add the value pack to your shopping basket.
 

 
All designs smaller than 5 x 7   All designs smaller than 4 x 4


Colorful Critters

These colorful critters are showing off a bit, but they can't really help it!  Stitched in variegated thread,
 they are full of bold colors and intriguing textures that make them a delightful addition to all types of items. Tropical fish can't wait to swim onto beach and bath towels, while fun frogs and lizards want to make friends with little ones when added to children's t-shirts, blankets, and wall-hangings.


A vivid fish adds a touch of the tropics.
 
  A beta fish with long, flowing fins glides along.
 
Available in two sizes:
 6.86"X4.75" and 3.85"X2.66"
  Available in two sizes:
 6.85"X4.39" and 3.85"X2.46"


This turtle silhouette sports a superb shell.
 
  A playful dolphin leaps through ocean waves.
 
Available in two sizes:
 4.85"X5.65" and 3.30"X3.85"
  Available in two sizes:
 4.84"X5.21" and 3.58"X3.86"

  When heading to the beach or pool for a little sun, a
 pretty tote or carryall is the perfect way to carry all of
 your beach necessities like sunglasses, sunscreen,
 bottled water, and a great book!

Create your own fun-in-the-sun totes by clicking on the
 project name for instructions: Tote Bag, Two Pocket-Tote,
 and Knapsack Purse.



A friendly frog gets ready to leap.
 
  Savvy stripes give beautiful
 texture to this butterfly.
 
Available in two sizes:
 5.34"X4.84" and 3.86"X3.49"
  Available in two sizes:
6.01"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.11"


A dramatic angelfish glides through the sea.
 
  A diamond-backed lizard scampers
 along, weaving left and right.
 
Available in two sizes:
 4.84"X6.05" and 3.10"X3.85"
  Available in two sizes:
 4.10"X6.85" and 2.31"X3.85"


Wings like stained-glass and a segmented body make up this stylish dragonfly.
 
Available in two sizes:
 6.85"X3.79" and 3.86"X2.12"


A Colorful Critters (Variegated) Design Pack

All of the Colorful Critters designs are available in a value pack, priced at only $14.97!

Click on the images or links below to see the designs included in the pack,
and add the value pack to your shopping basket.
 

 
All designs smaller than 5 x 7   All designs smaller than 4 x 4


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