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This week we invite you to follow in the footsteps of a very old and gorgeous embroidery style: suzani. Hailing from Uzbekistan, in Central Asia, suzani embroidery is a traditional textile art form highlighted by splendid color and worldly flair. Bring a beautiful cultured look to garments, home decor, and more!

We begin with suzani panel designs and coordinating accents, featuring traditional suzani motifs of blooming flowers, curling leaves, and flowing vines. Put them together in fabulous medleys for pillows, wall hangings, and quilts.

Ten Ways to Love are inspiring and wise sayings about the importance of kindness, loyalty, and compassion in our everyday love and lives. Paired with flowers from the Holy Land, these phrases are perfect decorations for home or church!

Suzani Garden designs are brilliant flower medallions, borders, and corners sure to make your decor and apparel bright and festive for summer.

Scroll down the page to see all these wonderful new designs!

Free project instructions to make an adult bib with machine embroidery designs.

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Suzani Flowers and Accents

"Suzani" refers to embroidered hangings or fabric coverings, and they are often made in two or more pieces that are then stitched together. The designs below follow a bit in that tradition, by offering a richly decorated and dimensional panel composed of multiple elements, accompanied by a coordinating accent. Combine on a pillow sham, quilt, wall hanging, and more for a very lovely look!
     
A suzani panel machine embroidery design with a bird, leaves, and flowers.   A machine embroidered Suzani flower medallion design.
Available in six sizes:
7.73"X10.86" and 6.98"X9.83" and 6.21"X8.75" and 5.53"X7.80" and 4.87"X6.86" and 2.73"X3.88"
  Available in three sizes:
6.11"X5.82" and 5.09"X4.85" and 3.87"X3.70"


Popular Suzani design motifs include sun and moon disks, flowers, leaves and vines, fruits, and occasional fish and birds. The designs below include the traditional elements of flowers, and leaves and vines, and are so pretty on towels and table linens!
     
A suzani panel machine embroidery design with flowers and leaves.   A machine embroidered Suzani flower medallion design.
Available in six sizes:
7.79"X11.09" and 6.99"X9.92" and 6.21"X8.83" 5.46"X7.74" and 4.85"X6.87" and 2.73"X3.85"
  Available in three sizes:
6.06"X5.84" and 5.01"X4.83" and 3.87"X3.71"


Suzanis were traditionally made by Central Asian brides as part of their dowry, and presented to the groom on the day of the wedding. The designs below would be stunning on a commemorative wedding pillow!
     
A suzani panel machine embroidery design with flowers and leaves.   A machine embroidered Suzani flower medallion design.
Available in six sizes:
7.76"X10.63" and 6.98"X9.57" and 6.21"X8.51" and 5.51"X7.53" and 4.86"X6.63" and 2.82"X3.86"
  Available in three sizes:
5.87"X6.38" and 4.87"X5.27" and 3.55"X3.85"


Brighten a bedroom with beautiful suzani! A suzani flower and butterfly design, and coordinating flower feature, are perfect for embellishing bedspreads, pillow cases, furniture throws, and dresser runners.
     
A suzani panel machine embroidery design with a butterfly, flowers, and leaves.   A machine embroidered Suzani flower medallion design.
Available in six sizes:
7.80"X10.88" and 7.00"X9.76" and 6.21"X8.66" and 5.51"X7.68" and 4.92"X6.86" and 2.77"X3.86"
  Available in three sizes:
6.19"X5.86" and 5.14"X4.86" and 3.87"X3.66"


10 Ways to Love

Some time ago an inspirational email began making the rounds. It gave wise tips about "Ten Ways to Love," and it contained simple yet very meaningful sentiments based on Biblical verse, illustrating how to be loving and compassionate in our every day lives. We were so moved by the sayings, we set about making embroidery designs with them. We also included flowers from the Holy Land as further inspiration! Choose narcissus, Madonna lily, thistle, larkspur, loosestrife, tulips, crocus, Rose of Sharon, poppy, and Lenten rose.

All of the designs below would be wonderful in a quilt, as a series of inspirational wall hangings and framed embroidery, and as a set of throw pillows. "Listen without interrupting" and "Speak without accusing" make a beautiful start, embellished with narcissus and Madonna lily, respectively!
     
Ten Ways to Love machine embroidery design - Listen without interrupting, with flowers from the Bible (narcissus).   Ten Ways to Love machine embroidery design - Speak without accusing, with flowers from the Bible (Madonna lily).
Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.80" and 5.86"X5.85" and 4.85"X4.85" and 3.86"X3.83"
  Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.79" and 5.87"X5.87" and 4.89"X4.89" and 3.87"X3.87"


"Give without sparing" is decorated with blooming thistle, and the phrase "Pray without ceasing" is accompanied by larkspur. Both are beautiful for altar cloths and church wall banners!
     
Ten Ways to Love machine embroidery design - Give without sparing, with flowers from the Bible (thistle).   Ten Ways to Love machine embroidery design - Give without sparing, with flowers from the Bible (larkspur).
Available in four sizes:
7.79"X7.80" and 5.87"X5.88" and 4.89"X4.90" and 3.87"X3.87"
  Available in four sizes:
7.72"X7.80" and 5.87"X5.90" and 4.88"X4.91" and 3.87"X3.89"


Loosestrife brightens the design advising us to "Answer without arguing," while tulips bloom brightly alongside "Share without pretending." Stitch them onto Bible covers and book bags, as gifts to church leaders, new church members, and members of your study group. And, you can include a hand-written note with your gift, letting the recipient know that these flowers have special meaning, as they're from the Holy Land.

     
Ten Ways to Love machine embroidery design - Answer without arguing, with flowers from the Bible (loosestrife).   Ten Ways to Love machine embroidery design - Share without pretending, with flowers from the Bible (tulips).
Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.83" and 5.85"X5.85" and 4.85"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.85"
  Available in four sizes:
7.81"X7.80" and 5.84"X5.84" and 4.85"X4.85" and 3.84"X3.85"


Crocuses bloom around "Enjoy without complaint" while "Trust without wavering" includes lovely Rose of Sharon. Both are fabulous for pillow shams, wall hangings, quilts, and more!
     
Ten Ways to Love machine embroidery design - Enjoy without complant, with flowers from the Bible (crocuses).   Ten Ways to Love machine embroidery design - Trust without wavering, with flowers from the Bible (Rose of Sharon).
Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.80" and 5.85"X5.86" and 4.85"X4.86" and 3.85"X3.86"
  Available in four sizes:
7.78"X7.73" and 5.91"X5.86" and 4.89"X4.86" and 3.87"X3.85"


"Forgive without punishing" is bright with poppies, while "Promise without forgetting" contains fresh Lenten roses. Both are beautiful for a bright wall hanging for the church entryway or Sunday School room!
     
Ten Ways to Love machine embroidery design - Forgive without punishing, with flowers from the Bible (poppies).   Ten Ways to Love machine embroidery design - Promise without forgetting, with flowers from the Bible (Lenten roses).
Available in four sizes:
7.79"X7.73" and 5.92"X5.86" and 4.92"X4.88" and 3.86"X3.82"
  Available in four sizes:
7.65"X7.79" and 5.84"X5.95" and 4.87"X4.96" and 3.81"X3.86"


Ten Ways to Love Design Packs


Get all Ten Ways to Love at a fabulous discount! You'll have beautiful and heartfelt sentiments perfect for dressing up your home and your church, and for giving as loving gifts to friends.

Ten Ways to Love Design Pack

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above,
or get the pack with all 10 designs, priced at only $16.97!

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 7.9"x7.9"
**Lg - Designs smaller than 6"x10"

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



Suzani Garden

Suzani comes from the Persian word for "needle." You'll be itching to get your needle stitching when you see the brilliant colors and delightful arrangement of the Suzani Garden designs below! Give traditional suzani a fresh, modern spin with these bright and beautiful designs. Combine them all into an exotic quilt or wall hanging, or stitch just one on a pretty pillow, purse, or even a garment.

A lively arrangement of suzani flowers surrounds a tulip centerpiece. Let this compelling design shine on stunning, colorful home decor!
Suzani tulip medallion machine embroidery design.
Available in four sizes:
7.81"X7.80" and 5.86"X5.85" and 4.89"X4.88" and 3.87"X3.86"


A bold and beautiful tulip border is ready to bloom on table linens, wall hangings, and tote bags! The middle size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.
 
Suzani tulip border machine embroidery design.
Available in three sizes:
9.41"X3.65" and 6.00"X2.38" and 3.88"X1.51"


This corner's curves and arcs form a most pleasing arrangement. Arrange on pillows, linen napkins, and table toppers for an irresistible decoration!
 
Suzani tulip corner machine embroidery design.
Available in three sizes:
5.87"X5.86" and 4.87"X4.87" and 3.86"X3.86"


Pleasing symmetry and breathtaking colors make this design a stunner on pillows. This medallion will also brighten any room inside a beautiful frame!

 
Suzani poppy medallion machine embroidery design.
Available in four sizes:
7.75"X7.77" and 5.86"X5.87" and 4.89"X4.90" and 3.85"X3.86"


Stitch a little brilliant color for a big impact on pillows, purses, and more with a lovely suzani floral border. The middle size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.
 
Suzani poppy border machine embroidery design.
Available in three sizes:
9.41"X3.31" and 6.00"X2.47" and 3.87"X1.36"

 
Suzani poppy corner machine embroidery design.
Available in three sizes:
5.85"X5.86" and 4.86"X4.87" and 3.86"X3.87"

 
Suzani daisy medallion machine embroidery design.
Available in four sizes:
7.85"X7.81" and 5.86"X5.84" and 4.90"X4.87" and 3.89"X3.87"


A blooming flower framed by curving shapes creates a distinctly suzani look. Run along table linens and towels to create a lovely and worldly embellishment! The middle size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.
 
Suzani daisy border machine embroidery design.
Available in three sizes:
9.41"X3.14" and 6.00"X2.17" and 3.87"X1.31"


Corners are a terrific way to create a lovely medley on a pillow! Combine two or more in an arrangement that pleases you, for a home decor item sure to bring cheer and charm to any room in your home.
 
Suzani daisy corner machine embroidery design.
Available in three sizes:
5.86"X5.95" and 4.88"X4.96" and 3.80"X3.86"


A chrysanthemum medallion, surrounded by smaller flowers and curling leaves, is a vivid and fresh design.
 
Suzani chrysanthemum medallion machine embroidery design.
Available in four sizes:
7.77"X7.77" and 5.83"X5.83" and 4.86"X4.85" and 3.89"X3.89"


A lovely and rich chrysanthemum border is beautiful for towels, table linens, quilts, and more! The middle size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.
 
Suzani chrysanthemum border machine embroidery design.
Available in three sizes:
9.38"X3.15" and 6.00"X2.11" and 3.87"X1.30"


Make tablecloths and table runners festive for summer with a suzani chrysanthemum corner!
 
Suzani chrysanthemum corner machine embroidery design.
Available in three sizes:
5.84"X5.85" and 4.83"X4.83" and 3.87"X3.88"


Suzani Garden Design Packs


Embrace the beauty of traditional suzani embroidery with this rich collection of designs. Buy them individually, or purchase the design pack for the best deal! Pillow shams, quilts, table and bed linens, towels, tote bags, garments, and more will come alive with these spectacularly gorgeous designs.
 

Suzani Garden Design Pack

The XXL, extra-large, large, and medium packs contain 20 designs, priced at only $29.97! The small pack contains 12 designs, priced at only $19.97!

Click on a link below to see the designs in the pack, and add the pack to your basket.


The pack is available in 5 sizes:

**XXL - Designs smaller than 7.9"x10"
**XL - Designs smaller than 7.9"x7.9"
**Lg - Designs smaller than 6"x10"
**Md - Designs smaller than 5"x7"

**Sm - Designs smaller than 4"x4"


 


One of Embroidery Library customers' favorite things -- and ours, too! -- is creating top-quality machine embroidery designs featuring folk art styles from around the world. Stunning to look at, and with a rich and fascinating history, designs in these traditional styles are a true conversation piece. If you're looking for more beautiful folk art styles, scroll down the page and enjoy perusing the variety of styles and theme of worldly embroidery designs. Click on any image or link to see more of those designs!
 


Talavera
pottery is a centuries-old art that developed in Puebla, Mexico. Recognizable by its predominantly blue aspects, this pottery is one of Mexico's many beautiful art forms. Traditional subject matter, such as birds, butterflies, and flowers are beautifully transformed into this Mexican Talavera embroidery.

Click here to find more magnificent Mexican Talavera designs!


Khokhloma, a traditional Russian wood painting style, traditionally features brilliant red, green, and golden decoration on a black background. It's used to decorate trinket boxes, kitchenware such as containers and spoons, and more.

Click here to find more decorative Russian designs!


Rosemaling is a Norwegian form of decorative flower painting. Its graceful swirls and delicate blooms have been some of our most popular designs -- not just among those of Norwegian descent but for all who appreciate this traditional folk art.

Click here to find more Norwegian rosemaling designs!


Chinoiserie is a French interpretation of Asian motifs. These designs feature Chinese imagery and icons with an ornate, imaginative, almost fantastical interpretation. These designs tend to be large and spacious panels -- some have a traditional feel, and others are a contemporary blend of light and solid stitching.

Click here to find more Chinoiserie designs!


Mola designs are inspired by the artwork of the women of Panama. Traditionally it's done by layering fabric and cutting it away, revealing bright colors underneath. For machine embroidery, this style is replicated with sleek satin stitches. Bright and fun on pillows, totes, and quilts!

Click here to find more Mola designs!

Jacobean embroidery developed as a uniquely charming style under the reign of King James I of England, and it's been enchanting embroiderers ever since. Fanciful flowers, greenery, and animals fill delightful forests of Jacobean stitchery.

Click here to find more Jacobean embroidery!


Crewel embroidery is a centuries-old technique using wool to embellish fabrics with freeform embroidery. It's characteristic of the Jacobean style, but has been used on many types of embroidery from very old to modern.

Click here to find more classic crewel embroidery!


Pennsylvania Dutch hex signs may be protective or just decorative, depending on who you ask -- but their unique charm and quilt-like patterning make these folk art circles popular with those of Pennsylvania Dutch heritage and tourists alike.

Click here to find more Pennsylvania Dutch designs!


Delft Blue pottery, a product of Delft in the Netherlands, has been capturing imaginations since the 1500s. Our embroidered version is made up of light, almost sheer stitching, perfect for decorating towels and table linens.

Click here to find more delicate Delft Blue designs!


Blue Willow dinnerware originated with British potter Thomas Minton around 1790, and has been associated with very old Chinese legends ever since. These designs are also on the lighter side, perfect for table runners and more dining decor.

Click here to find more lovely Blue Willow designs!



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