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Victorian Bath

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This week we travel back in time to the stylish and graceful Victorian era, with lush and bright designs for the bath (and a few for the bedroom and laundry room, too)! Intricate and detailed Victorian mirror scene and cameo designs, light-stitching Victorian Treasures, pretty vintage signs just right for framing, and whimsical and colorful bathtubs are sure to offer a style and subject that fits your bathroom decor!

Also new this week, lovely Battenburg lace fan designs are perfect for creating decorative fans that will look fabulous on powder room walls, dining room tables, and bedroom dressers. Battenburg lace floral designs offer many design options for embellishing bath towels, pillows, wall hangings, and more!

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

Free project tutorial to embellish bath and hand towels with Battenburg lace machine embroidery designs.

Add Battenburg Lace to bath towels for an eye-catching embellishment. Click here for Kenny's free step-by-step project instructions!



Victorian Mirror Scene and Cameo

A Victorian-era woman would have felt right at home with this intimate dressing table. Fragrant roses and strings of pearls add natural beauty and elegance, while an ornate perfume spritzer and handheld mirror attest to her sense of style. A wonderful design for framed embroidery in the bath or bedroom, and also very pretty on bath towels.
 
A Victorian dressing table machine embroidery design with perfume spritzer, mirror, roses, and pearls.
Available in three sizes:
7.80"X7.26" and 6.25"X5.84" and 5.17"X4.84"


A Victorian woman demurely averts her head in a richly framed cameo. The soft roses and elaborate gold work complement the curls and swirls in her hairstyle and dress. A lovely design on pillows, in framed embroidery, and on wall hangings.
 
A Victorian style cameo with a woman surrounded by golden scrollwork and roses.
Available in three sizes:
6.70"X7.81" and 5.85"X6.82" and 4.85"X5.66"


Victorian Treasures

The designs below take their stylistic cues from our Tabletop Treasures designs, while depicting objects more at home on the bathroom vanity, or in a Victorian woman's purse or closet. Light-stitching and graceful designs are pretty on lightweight tea or flour sack towels, purses, cosmetic bags, T-shirts, and more!
     
A sketchbook-style Victorian hairbrush machine embroidery design.   A sketchbook-style Victorian hand fan machine embroidery design.
Available in two sizes:
4.85"X5.19" and 3.60"X3.85"
  Available in two sizes:
4.96"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.76"


The Victorian era of British history was the period of Queen Victoria's reign from 1837 until her death in 1901, and her reign was a long period of peace and prosperity for Britain. The elaborately decorated handheld mirror and hat below are fit for a queen. Stitch onto tea or flour sack towels, wall hangings, pillows, and more for a regal home decor look!
     
A sketchbook-style Victorian hand mirror machine embroidery design.   A sketchbook-style Victorian hat with flowers and ribbons machine embroidery design.
Available in two sizes:
4.85"X5.08" and 3.68"X3.85"
  Available in two sizes:
5.01"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.72"


Industrialization brought a burgeoning middle class to Britain, who increasingly had disposable income to spend on luxury items such as parasols and purses. Photography emerged during this time as well, making people more conscious of their dress and appearance. A parasol design, and a shoe and purse design, will add style and grace to the appearance of your next project!
     
A sketchbook-style Victorian parasol machine embroidery design.   A sketchbook-style Victorian purse and shoes machine embroidery design.
Available in two sizes:
4.85"X5.40" and 3.46"X3.85"
  Available in two sizes:
5.80"X4.86" and 3.67"X3.06"


Victorian Treasures Design Packs


Get all the charming Victorian Treasures designs at a great price! Light-stitching and finely detailed designs are fresh and fashionable on apparel and home decor items.
 

Victorian Treasures Design Pack

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above,
or get the pack with all 6 designs, priced at only $9.97!

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


The pack is available in 2 sizes:

**Lg - Designs smaller than 5"x7"

**Sm - Designs smaller than 4"x4"



Battenburg Lace Fans

One of the best qualities of Battenburg lace is a delicate look combined with sturdy construction. This makes it ideal for creating decorative elements that will be stylish and long-lasting, such as the fan below. Whether you hang it on the wall or place it on a dressing table or dresser to create a beautiful ambience, a Battenburg lace fan will add elegance and tasteful style to your bed, bath, and beyond! Click here for Kenny's step-by-step project instructions for making these Battenburg lace fans.

With three different styles of fan to choose from, you are sure to find one that tickles your fancy! This intricate fan features a rose centerpiece framed by swirling leaf-like patterns.
 
A Battenburg lace decorative hand fan with a machine design rose design.
Available in two sizes:
8.49"X4.24" and 6.84"X3.41"


A butterfly lace fan design would be lovely stitched onto towels and pillows, too!
 
A Battenburg lace machine embroidery fan design with a butterfly design.
Available in two sizes:
8.49"X4.24" and 6.84"X3.41"


Fancy flourishes make this Battenburg lace design sparkle. Use the thread color of your choice to match any decor!
 
A Battenburg lace machine embroidery fan design with a fancy flourish design.
Available in two sizes:
8.48"X4.23" and 6.84"X3.41"


Floral Battenburg Lace

A whole garden of Battenburg lace flowers is ready for you to mix and match on pillows, table linens, quilts, towels, wall hangings, and more! A feature, two sprays, a straight border, and a swirling corner are ready to bloom anywhere your imagination sees them. Click here for Kenny's step-by-step project instructions for adding these Battenburg lace designs to towels.

A Battenburg lace floral feature can be stitched with any thread color. Use different colors for the different designs, or all the same for a wonderfully coordinated look!
 
A Battenburg lace floral feature machine embroidery design.
Available in three sizes:
5.83"X6.60" and 4.85"X5.50" and 3.39"X3.85"


Stitch a Battenburg lace spray onto towels and pillows for a graceful embellishment.
 
A Battenburg lace floral spray machine embroidery design.
Available in two sizes:
8.48"X3.56" and 6.84"X2.87"


Place two sprays around the floral feature to create a delightful medley on pillows!
 
A Battenburg lace floral spray machine embroidery design.
Available in two sizes:
8.50"X2.88" and 6.86"X2.32"


Run a light lace border along table or bed linens for a very soft and pretty decoration.
 
A Battenburg lace floral border machine embroidery design.
Available in three sizes:
9.01"X2.01" and 6.03"X2.01" and 3.05"X2.01"


Lace corners are perfect for placing on pillows, and for adding a touch of style to table linens!
 
A Battenburg lace floral corner machine embroidery design.
Available in three sizes:
5.82"X5.82" and 4.85"X4.85" and 3.84"X3.84"


Floral Battenburg Lace Design Packs


Let a garden of floral Battenburg lace bloom on your home decor projects! Soft and supple, yet strong and sturdy, Battenburg lace is just right for everyday use on towels, table linens, and pillows, and will add beauty to any room.

Floral Battenburg Lace Design Pack

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above,
or get the pack with all 8 designs, priced at only $12.97!

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


The pack is available in 2 sizes:

**Lg - Designs smaller than 6"x10"

**Sm - Designs smaller than 5"x7"



More Beautiful Bathtubs
There are as many styles of bathtubs as there are people who love to take baths! These bathtubs wear their style on their porcelain, with Art Nouveau, Rosemaling, Victorian roses, and polka dots bringing their own unique signatures to the world of suds and soaks.

We also released four bathtub designs in May of 2010 (something about the month of May makes us think of tubs; maybe it's the end of April showers?) Peruse these sweet soakers and you're sure to see something that gets your creativity steaming!
 

**Jacobean Bathtub   **Damask Bathtub
**Bamboo Bathtub   **Leopard Print Bathtub


Art Nouveau blossoms and swirls decorate this pretty tub. Just don't drop the book in the water! Very nice on towels and wall hangings.
 
A bathtub decorated with Art Nouveau flowers machine embroidery design.
Available in two sizes:
9.41"X5.72" and 6.86"X4.17"


Rosemaling patterns are bold and lively on this bathtub, while a stack of color-coordinated clean towels awaits. A sweet design sure to brighten any bath or powder room!
 
A bathtub decorated with Rosemaling flowers machine embroidery design.
Available in two sizes:
9.41"X6.26" and 6.86"X4.56"


You can almost smell the scented candles next to this bathtub decorated with lush Victorian roses. Just looking at this design has a calming effect! Frame and hang in your bathroom for a daily dose of tranquility.
 
A bathtub decorated with Victorian roses machine embroidery design.
Available in two sizes:
9.40"X5.32" and 6.85"X3.88"


Polka dots give a whimsical feeling to this sleek tub. The perfect decoration for your favorite bathroom!
 
A bathtub decorated with polka dots machine embroidery design.
Available in two sizes:
9.39"X5.42" and 6.84"X3.95"


Victorian Bath Signs

Signs are a fun way to decorate, and the richly detailed Victorian bath signs below are gorgeous for framing. Hang in your master bath, your powder room, your guest bath, or your laundry room for a fun yet elegant decoration!

Let the roses in this graceful Powder Room sign freshen your bath or boudoir.
 
A Victorian-era bathroom sign that says "Powder Room."
Available in two sizes:
9.42"X5.84" and 6.87"X4.27"


A sweet vintage design (and a friendly reminder!) for the wall above a bathroom or kitchen sink.
 
A Victorian-era bathroom sign that says "Handmade Soap 25 Cents."
Available in two sizes:
9.34"X5.56" and 6.87"X4.09"


Add a delicate and stylish sign, perfect for any bath decor!
 
A Victorian-era bathroom sign that says "Towels 5 Cents."
Available in two sizes:
9.17"X5.86" and 6.85"X4.36"


A feathery look to these letters and leaves gives a charming old-fashioned feel to this design. Delightful in the laundry room!
 
A Victorian-era bathroom sign that says "Laundry 50 Cents."
Available in two sizes:
9.41"X5.40" and 6.81"X3.90"


"Le Bain" means "the bath," and will let your family and guests know that elegance is spoken in this establishment! Very sweet on towels and wall hangings.
 
A Victorian-era bathroom sign that says "Le Bain."
Available in two sizes:
9.43"X5.10" and 6.88"X3.73"


Make guests feel welcome with a fancy and fresh decorative sign!
 
A Victorian-era bathroom sign that says "Guest bath."
Available in two sizes:
9.40"X5.58" and 6.85"X4.06"


Victorian Bath Signs Design Packs


Designs as fun and stylish as these are ideal for dressing up your bed, bath, and laundry room. Add a touch of charm and enchantment to everyday life with Victorian signs, available individually, or in a pack for an even better deal!

Victorian Bath Signs Design Pack

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above,
or get the pack with all 6 designs, priced at only $9.97!

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


The pack is available in 2 sizes:

**Lg - Designs smaller than 6"x10"

**Sm - Designs smaller than 5"x7"


 
Visit the Stitchers Showcase to get inspired by dozens of projects featuring classic Victorian designs created by stitchers like you! Seeing what other people do with designs can be a terrific way to get your creative engine started.

From pillows to dresses, and bottle aprons to towels, there is sure to be something to inspire you! Six photos are shown below -- click on them to get a closer look at the projects and read more about how stitchers put them together. And, there are dozens more right here. Let your imagination grow with new ideas as you browse the many projects sent in by stitchers like you!

Let your imagination take flight, and send in photos of your work (email us: stitch@emblibrary.com). We'll admire your creativity and show off your projects to inspire others, too!

Victorian Collage Cushion
 
Victorian Flutterby Purse Victorian Bath Decor
Victorian collage cushion with machine embroidery designs. Victorian purse with machine embroidery designs. Victorian bath decor machine embroidery designs in a frame.
 
Victorian Fashion Victorian Gifts
Friendship Throw
 
Victorian wall hanging with machine embroidery designs. Victorian machine embroidery designs in a frame. Victorian machine embroidery designs on a blanket.
 


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