Embroidery Library
Horsin' Around

NEW THIS WEEK - May 18th, 2011
 

Horsin' Around
 

Free Project Instructions!

Stitching can be so much fun, it feels like you're just horsing around. Go wild with this week's new Western designs celebrating cowboys, cowgirls, and their majestic horses!

Stitch beautiful Friesian, Appaloosa, and Haflinger horses with detailed horseshoe-framed portraits. Stitch light and graceful equestrian creations with a breezy horse collage design and embroidery inspired by ink drawings. Craft fantastic hoodies, Western shirts, and more with Ride on the Wild Side designs featuring horses, bull riding, and barrel racing.

Bring some color to your crafts with a red-white-and-blue cowboy hat bouquet and a bunch of patterned horses of a different color. Stitch bold cowboy and cowgirl sayings on shirts, jackets, totes, and more, and even stitch up an in-the-hoop horse pencil topper for the kiddies!

Lasso your favorites today!

Cowboys and cowgirls will love this wild pillow! Craft your own out of two bandanas, an old pair of jeans, a belt with buckle, and your favorite embroidery designs. Click here for free project instructions!


American Cowboy Hat Bouquet


An overturned cowboy hat in bold red, white, and blue bursts with mixed flowers in this uniquely American design. Patriotic, western, and vibrant, this design will be a stunner on pillows, tote bags, wall hangings, shirts, jackets, and more. Pair it with an old favorite below ...
 

Available in three sizes:
7.73"X7.78" and 5.87"X5.89" and 4.87"X4.87"



An old favorite gets a new companion in the cowboy hat design above! A red, white, and blue cowboy boot overflows with a bouquet of summertime blooms.
 

Available in two sizes:
5.85"X8.31" and 4.82"X6.88"



Horse Portraits


A portrait of a Friesian horse is framed by a horseshoe. The Friesian's rich black coat and beautiful, flashy appearance have made this breed a popular film star, in movies from The Mask of Zorro to The Chronicles of Narnia.
 

Available in two sizes:
5.86"X8.65" and 4.65"X6.87"



Appaloosas trace their origins to the Nez Perce people of the Pacific Northwest, who bred these uniquely leopard-spotted horses. One of the most popular breeds in the United States, they're known for an easygoing temperament and skill in many different areas.
 

Available in two sizes:
5.86"X7.71" and 4.88"X6.44"



Austria and Italy are the home of Haflingers. Their small stature, chestnut-colored coat and flowing blond mane and tail, and remarkably kind personalities make them a favorite around the world.
 

Available in two sizes:
5.85"X5.97" and 4.86"X4.94"


 

Horse Collage

A light-stitching, airy design perfect for T-shirts, quilter's cotton, and more. Majestic horses gallop across this collage design, inspiring dreams of days spent riding across an open field. Shaded detail makes this design dazzle!
 
Available in three sizes:
7.78"X6.35" and 7.20"X5.84" and 5.95"X4.87"

 

Ride on the Wild Side


A cool, contemporary look perfect for equestrian enthusiasts of all ages. A horse's head in profile is surrounded by wild swirls and silver horseshoes. Picture it across the front of a sweatshirt!
 
Available in two sizes:
9.33"X3.89" and 6.85"X2.87"


More wild horses to gallop across your garments! Stitch the vertical border along the sleeve of a sweatshirt or jacket, and add a fashionable little accent, too.
     
 
Available in two sizes:
3.26"X9.38" and 2.37"X6.85"
  Available in one size:
3.85"X3.63"


A bull rider hangs on with all he's got in this wild design. Elegant swirls give this design lots of fashionable Old West flair!
 
Available in two sizes:
8.42"X5.83" and 6.85"X4.74"

Staying atop the bull for eight seconds is a victory. These designs are full of that heated adventure!
     
 
Available in two sizes:
3.93"X9.40" and 2.86"X6.85"
  Available in one size:
2.78"X3.84"


A tenacious cowgirl flies through the air on a bucking bull. Just like her, this design is tough and dazzling!
 
Available in two sizes:
8.43"X5.78" and 6.85"X4.70"


Bull riding has its roots in Mexico, but it's found throughout North and South America and even in Australia.
     
 
Available in two sizes:
3.93"X9.40" and 2.84"X6.80"
  Available in one size:
2.78"X3.85"


Barrel racing tests speed and agility, and it demands lots of skill from both horse and rider.
 
Available in two sizes:
9.40"X4.87" and 6.85"X3.55"


Racers typically ride around three barrels in a cloverleaf pattern, though figure eights have also been used in the past.
     
 
Available in two sizes:
3.93"X9.40" and 2.86"X6.85"
  Available in one size:
3.49"X3.85"


Barrel racing is primarily a women's sport, started in Texas by a group of women who wanted to create their own place in rodeo.
 
Available in two sizes:
9.40"X4.87" and 6.87"X3.56"

These designs will make a fantastic hoodie or Western shirt for a barrel racing enthusiast.
     
 
Available in two sizes:
3.93"X9.40" and 2.86"X6.85"
  Available in one size:
3.49"X3.85"


Ride on the Wild Side Design Packs
 


Take a ride on the wild side! Each design above is on sale for $1.49 each, or purchase the pack for an even deeper discount! Get all 15 designs in the pack, for only $19.97! Click on a link below and add the pack to your basket.
 
The pack is available in 2 sizes:

**Lg - Designs smaller than 6"x10"
**Sm - Designs smaller than 5"x7"



Intricate Ink Horses


Picture old-fashioned Western documents, inked with penmanship so fancy it turns into artwork in its own right. That's the inspiration for these horse designs, drawn in light, carefree strokes of stitching.
 
Available in three sizes:
7.93"X5.83" and 6.61"X4.86" and 3.86"X2.82"


For an enchanting antique look, try stitching with dark thread on tan fabric.
 
Available in three sizes:
9.31"X3.05" and 5.97"X2.08" and 3.86"X1.25"

Graceful corner and accent designs complete this light and lovely collection. The designs are perfect for breezy fabrics like T-shirts or quilter's cotton -- or anything else you like!
     
 
Available in two sizes:
5.19"X4.83" and 3.85"X3.57"
  Available in one size:
3.00"X1.86"


Intricate Ink Horses Design Packs
 


You'll adore these graceful horse designs! These designs are available in a design pack -- get 6 designs in the large and medium packs, only $9.97! Purchase the small design pack and receive 4 designs, only $6.97! Click on a link below to the size that you need, 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"


A Horse of a Different Color


Now that's a horse of a different color! Each horse silhouette is filled with a different lively pattern, making fun designs that you'll want to stitch everywhere -- shirts, jackets, bags, pillows, quilts, and more. A bucking bronco filled with detailed leather-tooling patterning is the first of these colorful horses.
 
Available in three sizes:
6.14"X5.81" and 5.12"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.65"


A stately draft horse is filled with a dignified damask pattern in cheery teal and green -- or any other color combination you like! Black and white? Blue and purple? It's up to you!
 

Available in three sizes:
8.12"X5.80" and 6.77"X4.85" and 3.86"X2.76"



Let this filigree filly prance across your next project!
 
Available in three sizes:
5.80"X7.50" and 4.85"X6.25" and 3.01"X3.85"


Traditional argyle patterning contrasts with the carefree silhouette of a wild horse.
 

Available in three sizes:
7.67"X5.80" and 6.39"X4.85" and 3.86"X2.91"



Colorful plaid fills the outline of galloping horse. Perfect for sweatshirts, tote bags, and more!
 
Available in three sizes:
6.05"X5.85" and 4.99"X4.85" and 3.83"X3.74"


Nothing completes a Western look like a classic red bandana. This design will fit right in! See how we used it in this week's project -- a playful Western pillow.
 

Available in three sizes:
5.99"X5.80" and 4.99"X4.85" and 3.86"X3.73"



Horse of a Different Color Design Packs
 


The designs are available in a design pack - get all 6 designs in the pack, for only $9.97! Now that's a horse of a different color! Click on a link below 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"

 

Cowboy Samplers


Eat, Sleep, Ride ... everything you really need! Show off your cowboy/cowgirl spirit with this design on shirts, totes, wall hangings, or anything else you like.
 
Available in two sizes:
9.38"X4.62" and 6.80"X3.36"


Urban cowgirls, express yourself! Stitch this sassy design on jackets, bags, and more.
 
Available in two sizes:
9.40"X5.26" and 6.86"X3.84"


Embroidery Library's last foray into Western embroidery yielded this instant-classic Urban Cowboy design. It'll look perfect with the bold Urban Cowgirl design above.
 
Available in two sizes:
9.40"X5.44" and 6.85"X3.96"

 

By popular request, a Cowgirl Up design! For those who know what tough really is.
 
Available in two sizes:
9.40"X5.05" and 6.85"X3.72"


Let him say he's Mr. Tough Guy with this Cowboy Up design! A horseshoe, banner, and Old West lettering made this design a fun one for cowboy shirts and more.
 
Available in two sizes:
9.40"X5.08" and 6.82"X3.68"

 

Lil' Horse Pencil Topper


Yee-haw! Craft some old-fashioned playtime with this cute horse pencil topper. It'll be a fun treat for your favorite little cowboys and cowgirls! If you like this, make sure to check out the rest of Embroidery Library's pencil topper designs.
 
Available in one size:
2.77"X3.50"



It's crafty and collectible! 2011 is a year to celebrate crafting and all the joy that it brings to our lives. To celebrate our love of sewing and embroidery, a new Crafty Collectibles design will be offered every Wednesday in 2011. Check this space every week to see the new design!
 

This week's Crafty Collectible is: Crafty Clothesline


Hang your craftiness up for all to see! Patchwork letters spelling out CRAFTY are held up on a line by clothespins, while yarn, knitting needles, scissors, and thread dangle in between. Perfect on sweatshirts, project totes, and more for multitalented crafters!
 

Available in two sizes:
6.87"X4.09" and 3.86"X2.28"



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