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Asian Art

NEW THIS WEEK - May 2nd, 2007:


Asian Art

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Once a region unknown, beckoning with silk, spices and other tantalizing exotic treats, its art created a breathtaking stir. Drawing inspiration from the East, stitch the beautiful and delicate imagery embodying the history and culture of Asia.

 

Panels and scenes graced by Geishas, enchanting animals and fascinating flora are perfect for wall hangings, table runners and throw pillows.

 

Using elements from elegant brocade fabric, one-color Chinese art designs in metallic threads will add unique and rich texture to clothing and accessory projects, as well as home decor.

 

Intricate dragon designs wind their way into children's clothing and bedding, plus two baby Foo Dogs for an extra dash of fun on bibs, placemats, blankets and more!

 

Embrace the mystique of this magnificent art. Enjoy the new designs!


Asian Scenes and Panels
Capture the essence of traditional Asian art with stylized scene and panel designs. Small bursts of metallic thread add striking detail to each one for a unique and elegant look. Graceful Geishas, with
an air of demure beauty, and regal creatures representative of Asian culture and lore create authentic imagery. Embellish clothing and home decor with rich Eastern panache.
 

A symbol of might and ferocity, tigers are often recognized in Asian culture for their courage and power. This tiger displays his gorgeous striped and sleek coat as he lays among intricate foliage. 
Great
Tiger Scene

Available in three sizes:
6.79"X7.82" and 5.92"X6.81" and 4.86"X5.59"


Great Tiger   Broad-Leaf Tree
 
Available in two sizes:
6.85"X3.76" and 3.85"X2.10"
  Available in three sizes:
3.15"X9.41" and 2.29"X6.86" and 1.72"X3.86"

This impressive stead invokes a sense of power and strength whether it's enduring a long journey or a fierce battle. But under the caring hands of his master, he's a tame and obedient creature.
Horse and Master Scene
Available in three sizes:
5.99"X7.81" and 5.40"X7.04" and 4.85"X6.34"

Horse and Master   Chinese Tree
 
Available in two sizes:
5.94"X4.87" and 3.86"X3.20"
  Available in three sizes:
3.69"X9.40" and 2.69"X6.85" and 1.55"X3.86"

A peaceful music scene depicting a Geisha; her delicate features are framed by
metallic flora details inspired by the Tallow tree, commonly found in Asia.
Seated Flautist Scene
Available in three sizes:
5.86"X8.80" and 5.22"X7.80" and 4.56"X6.85"

Seated Flautist   Heart-Leaf Tree
 
Available in two sizes:
5.94"X4.85" and 3.83"X3.17"
  Available in three sizes:
2.98"X9.40" and 2.18"X6.85" and 1.84"X3.85"

The iconic cherry blossom is symbolic of Japanese art and culture. And much like refined, high-cultured Geishas, these luscious flowering trees have an elegant air of femininity and beauty.
Cherry Blossom Beauty Scene
Available in three sizes:
5.24"X9.40" and 4.35"X7.80" and 3.84"X6.84"

Cherry Blossom Beauty   Cherry Blossom Branch
 
Available in two sizes:
3.99"X6.86" and 2.25"X3.85"
  Available in three sizes:
2.41"X9.41" and 1.76"X6.84" and 1.69"X3.84"


A Asian Scenes & Panels Value Pack


The above 12 designs above are available in a value pack - priced at only $16.97!  Click on the links or images below to see the designs included in the pack, and add this value pack to your shopping basket!
 
All designs smaller than 8 x 10 All designs smaller than 7.9 x 7.9 All designs smaller than 6 x 10
 
All designs smaller than 5 x 7   All designs smaller than 4 x 4


One of the world's oldest civilizations, China has maintained influences throughout history with its exotic culture. Delve into projects rich in the lore of this mythical Chinese creature. With intricate details from their scales to their claws, these winding dragons will add an artful flair to clothing, accessories, home decor and much more!
Chinese Dragon - Square
Available in three sizes:
7.81"X7.81" and 5.86"X5.86" and 4.86"X4.86"

Chinese Dragon - Circle
Available in three sizes:
7.81"X7.79" and 5.86"X5.86" and 4.86"X4.87

Chinese Dragon - Oval
Available in two sizes:
5.86"X8.31" and 4.86"X6.87"

Chinese Dragon - Panel   Chinese Dragon - Corner
 
Available in two sizes:
5.84"X9.40" and 4.26"X6.85"
  Available in two sizes:
4.86"X4.85" and 3.86"X3.85"


A Chinese Dragons Value Pack


The above 5 Chinese dragon designs are available in a value pack - priced at only $6.97!  Click on the links or images below to see the designs included in the pack, and add this value pack to your shopping basket!
 
All designs smaller than 8 x 10 All designs smaller than 7.9 x 7.9 All designs smaller than 6 x 10
   
  All designs smaller than 5 x 7  


One Color Chinese Art
Inspired by elegant brocade fabric, traditional elements and icons, like dragons, sandalwood fans and flower blooms, will look ever so delicate on throw pillows, skirts and dresses and blouses. These beautiful and intricate one-color wonders are all digitized for metallic thread, and they can also be stitched with regular 40 weight rayon or polyester thread.
Myth of the Dragon   Lore of the Dragon
 
Available in three sizes:
4.85"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.85" and 3.35"X3.35"
  Available in three sizes:
4.85"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.85" and 3.35"X3.35"

Way of the Dragon   Brocade Flower
 
Available in three sizes:
4.85"X5.34" and 3.50"X3.85" and 3.05"X3.35"
  Available in three sizes:
4.85"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.85" and 3.35"X3.35"

Brocade Bloom   Brocade Blossom
 
Available in three sizes:
4.85"X5.20" and 3.60"X3.85" and 3.13"X3.35"
  Available in three sizes:
4.85"X4.79" and 3.85"X3.80" and 3.35"X3.31"

Floral Fan   Bird and Leaves Fan
 
Available in three sizes:
4.85"X6.05" and 3.08"X3.85" and 2.68"X3.35"
  Available in three sizes:
4.85"X5.81" and 3.23"X3.85" and 2.81"X3.35"

Pond Scene Fan
Available in three sizes:
6.84"X4.18" and 3.84"X2.35" and 3.34"X2.04"


A One-Color Chinese Art Value Pack


The above 9 designs above are available in a value pack - priced at only $12.97!  Click on the links or images below to see the designs included in the pack, and add this value pack to your shopping basket!
 
All designs smaller than 5 x 7 All designs smaller than 4 x 4 All designs smaller than 4 x 4


Chinese Foo Dogs
These guardian lions have been known by many names throughout history. But no matter the name, they'll forever invoke a sense of security and strength with their scrolling manes and impressive neckwear accenting their fierce faces. Whether protecting the entrance to a building, or making a
strong statement on a quilt, they add imperial elegance with foreign flavor. Or stitch two
Foo Pups in a fun and playful style, perfect for children's clothing, bedding and accessories.
 
Male Foo Dog
Traditionally on the left.
Female Foo Dog
Traditionally on the right.
 
Available in three sizes:
5.85"X7.44" and 4.86"X6.19" and 3.02"X3.85"
  Available in three sizes:
5.85"X7.42" and 4.85"X6.16" and 3.01"X3.85"

Foo Pup and Ball   Playful Foo Pup
 
Available in three sizes:
7.29"X5.85" and 6.03"X4.83" and 3.86"X3.08"
  Available in three sizes:
6.31"X5.85" and 5.26"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.57"


Requests 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. As a way
to expand on designs for specific quests, this space is dedicated to the "Request of the Week."
Here is the request this week:
 

Mah Jongg Mania
Mary Ann loves the game of Mah Jongg. But unfortunately her search for ways to embellish items in honor of her hobby was utterly unsatisfactory. "It was frustrating to see screen print designs that were not complimentary to the women wearing them," she wrote. Stepping up to the task, the artists and digitizers took the Chinese game's beautiful tiles and translated them into stitches.

When asked what she'd like to use the designs for, Mary Ann had wonderful ideas already in
mind. "It could be a jacket, shirt, tote or car blanket!"
 

Mah Jongg Tiles
Available in two sizes:
4.19"X6.86" and 2.36"X3.85"

I Heart Mah Jongg
Available in two sizes:
6.85"X1.67" and 3.85"X0.95"


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