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Art Deco

 

Art Deco
NEW THIS WEEK - June 12th 2013
Classic, timeless, fashionable...new designs in Art Deco style combine bold geometric lines with a distinguished color palette, for a traditional yet contemporary trend that looks to the future as it celebrates the past.

Art Deco birds and feather fashions will dazzle on pillow shams, wall hangings, table linens, and more. Flowers in vases decorated with Art Deco patterns are as fresh as can be, while bright squares pay homage to the crafts and entertainments of the Jazz Age.

Tip a glass of wine or a cup of coffee in classic Art Deco panels -- perfect for gifts and home decor. And stitch some speed with automobiles and airplanes.


Art Deco Flamingo

Art Deco is a visual arts style that is marked by striking geometric shapes, rich colors, and elaborate ornamentation. The style first emerged in France in the 1920's, and achieved great popularity in the United States and worldwide during the 1930's and 1940's. It is known especially for its optimistic view of the future, and its enthusiasm for the possibilities of technology. Art Deco is making a huge comeback in art and fashion, with the popular and stylish movie "The Great Gatsby" riding the movement's resurgence.

Art Deco's symmetry and the curving lines of the birds and feathers below make a delightful complement to one another. A flamingo's bright color stands out in bold contrast to the more subtle colors in the Art Deco flourishes around him. His long, curving neck is echoed in the curling grasses he stands in. Add to pillows, wall hangings, and towels for a very striking look.
Available in three sizes:
4.67"X11.70" and 3.75"X9.42" and 2.74"X6.87"


Art Deco was a globally popular style, and affected many areas of design. Art Deco elements appeared in products such as automobiles, furniture, cookware, jewelry, and textiles. The designs below combine the beauty of Nature in the form of feathers and flowers, framed dramatically by the bold symmetry of Art Deco elements.

Flamingo feathers and leaves curve outside the frame, reflecting the hope and excitement of the Art Deco movement. A gorgeous design for pillow shams, tote bags, and in framed embroidery.
Available in four sizes:
7.83"X7.77" and 5.92"X5.88" and 4.92"X4.88" and 3.88"X3.85"


A flamingo feather floats gracefully over curves and diamonds. Add energetic style to towels, table linens, and tote bags with this dynamic border.
Available in four sizes:
9.40"X2.85" and 7.80"X2.37" and 6.00"X1.90" and 3.85"X1.19"


Picture a classic yet contemporary corner on linen napkins and towels -- eye-catching!
Available in three sizes:
5.86"X5.89" and 4.86"X4.89" and 3.84"X3.86"


Art Deco Flamingo Design Packs

Create unique projects with the flowing lines of flamingo and feathers paired with the geometric forms of Art Deco style! The design pack gives you so many possible design combinations, at the very best price.

Art Deco Flamingo Design Packs

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above, or get the designs in a pack. The extra large and medium sizes contain 9 designs, and the large and small sizes contain 8 designs, all priced at only $9.97! Four sizes are available to suit any project.

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"x11.8"
**Lg - Designs smaller than 7.9"x7.9"
**Md - Designs smaller than 6"x10"
**Sm - Designs smaller than 5"x7"



Art Deco Peacock

An excitement and optimism about the future is a hallmark of the Art Deco movement, and is reflected by the brightly colored sun's rays shining on the lavish peacock below. The round "eyes" in the peacock's tail feathers are contrasted by the characteristic rectangular shapes of the Art Deco frame, creating a synergy that is fabulous on wall hangings and table runners.
Available in three sizes:
4.72"X11.79" and 3.76"X9.41" and 2.75"X6.87"


Stylized peacock feathers and flower burst from classic Art Deco shapes. Embellish table linens, kitchen cozies, chair backs, and pillow shams with this richly colored, vibrant design.
Available in four sizes:
7.50"X7.81" and 5.86"X6.10" and 4.86"X5.06" and 3.71"X3.86"


Create a striking look with a peacock feather border on the yokes of shirts, shirt fronts, towels, table linens, and more.
Available in four sizes:
9.40"X3.37" and 7.80"X2.80" and 6.00"X2.23" and 3.86"X1.39"


The corner design is a stunning addition to pockets, napkins, and washcloths.
Available in three sizes:
5.86"X5.87" and 4.86"X4.87" and 3.86"X3.87"


Art Deco Peacock Design Packs

Strut your tail feathers with the Art Deco Peacock Design Pack! Create gorgeous compositions and finely-feathered flair with all the coordinating designs.

Art Deco Peacock Design Packs

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above, or get the designs in a pack. The extra large and medium sizes contain 9 designs, and the large and small sizes contain 8 designs, all priced at only $9.97! Four sizes are available to suit any project.

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"x11.8"
**Lg - Designs smaller than 7.9"x7.9"
**Md - Designs smaller than 6"x10"
**Sm - Designs smaller than 5"x7"



Art Deco Swan

Art Deco emerged after World War I, and it was one of the ways the deprivations of the war years gave way to a whole new opulence and luxuriousness. When the style did use natural materials, they tended to be graphic or textural, such as zebra patterns or soft feathers. So the marriage of the swan's snow-white feathers and the streamlined shapes around him are a match made in Art Deco heaven.
Available in three sizes:
4.69"X11.80" and 3.74"X9.41" and 2.73"X6.86"


The white outlines of a lotus flower and the swan feathers snowy colors catch the light and create an elegant effect on quilts, tote bags, and wall hangings.
Available in four sizes:
7.81"X7.71" and 5.94"X5.86" and 4.93"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.81"


Add a fine feathered look to borders and edges with this graceful design.
Available in four sizes:
9.41"X3.30" and 7.81"X2.74" and 6.00"X2.17" and 3.88"X1.37"


Dress up tablecloths, placemats, and table runners with an attractive feather corner.
Available in three sizes:
5.87"X5.86" and 4.87"X4.86" and 3.88"X3.87"


Art Deco Swan Design Packs

The natural grace of the swan and the geometric beauty of Art Deco are captivating together! Stitch these timeless designs onto pillow shams, table linens, wall hangings, and more for a fashionable addition to home decor.

Art Deco Swan Design Packs

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above, or get the designs in a pack. The extra large and medium sizes contain 9 designs, and the large and small sizes contain 8 designs, all priced at only $9.97! Four sizes are available to suit any project

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"x11.8"
**Lg - Designs smaller than 7.9"x7.9"
**Md - Designs smaller than 6"x10"
**Sm - Designs smaller than 5"x7"



Art Deco Flowers

Art Deco came later than Art Nouveau and while there are some similarities between the two, there are many differences as well. Basically it comes down to "flowery" (Art Nouveau) versus "streamlined" (Art Deco). The designs below reflect Art Nouveau's devotion to flowers, while demonstrating Art Deco's sleeker lines and sharper corners.

Modern flower designs with a subtle yet cheerful color palette are fresh in vases with clean crisp patterns. Perfect for planting on table linens, tote bags, and pillow shams! Daffodils and irises bring the beauty of the outdoors to your home.
 
Available in three sizes:
5.86"X8.09" and 4.85"X6.70" and 2.81"X3.85"
  Available in three sizes:
5.86"X8.57" and 4.68"X6.85" and 2.64"X3.85"


Lilies and tulips bloom with colorful symmetry! Lovely and elegant on totes, throw pillows, and more.
 
Available in three sizes:
5.85"X7.89" and 4.85"X6.54" and 2.85"X3.85"
  Available in three sizes:
5.86"X7.94" and 4.86"X6.58" and 2.86"X3.85"



Hibiscus and calla lilies blossom alongside beautifully stylized leaves. Frame the pair, and make an enchanting addition to summer decor.
 
Available in three sizes:
5.86"X7.14" and 4.86"X5.93" and 3.16"X3.86"
  Available in three sizes:
5.86"X8.18" and 4.77"X6.66" and 2.78"X3.87"


Art Deco Flowers Design Packs

Stitch a whole garden of Art Deco flowers with the design pack!  Geometric designs decorate vases with bright and bold blooms. Fresh and lovely on summer decor, bags, linens, and more.

Art Deco Flowers Design Packs

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above, or get the pack with all 6 designs, priced at only $9.97! Three sizes are available to suit any project.

Click on a link below to see the designs in the pack, 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"



An antique sewing machine is decorated with feathery flourishes and framed by geometric patterns, bringing together the glamour of Art Deco and the craftiness of the modern sewing machine in one colorful swoop. A fantastic design for framed embroidery or a throw pillow for the sewing room (or any room!)
Available in three sizes:
6.99"X9.67" and 5.62"X7.78" and 4.86"X6.73"


Born in the 1920's, the Art Deco artistic movement was truly a child of the Jazz Age. Stitch a swinging design, highlighting the energy and fast tempos of the time. Perfect for music lovers, as well as history buffs, and anyone who feels like a flapper at heart.
Available in four sizes:
7.00"X8.58" and 6.35"X7.79" and 5.85"X7.18" and 4.86"X5.96"


Recreate the golden age of Hollywood, when stars in the movies competed with the stars in the sky for sheer brilliance and high wattage. An old-fashioned movie camera and a palm tree set the stage for this quintessential West coast scene -- all above a film strip, of course. Let this exciting design make its debut on pillow shams, tote bags, wall hangings, and more!
Available in four sizes:
7.00"X8.54" and 6.38"X7.79" and 5.84"X7.13" and 4.85"X5.92"


The long, graceful lines of Art Deco style take center stage in the following designs. Welcome guests to your home, and create one-of-a-kind gifts, by stitching these striking medleys onto
wine bags, pillow shams, table linens, aprons, towels, and more!

A vintage chardonnay and classic Art Deco patterns make a handsome and intoxicating design.
Available in three sizes:
5.54"X11.80" and 4.41"X9.40" and 3.22"X6.86"


The warm rays of the sun ripen the grapes on the vine, and give this design a lovely glow. Add to wall hangings and totes for a spirited look.
Available in three sizes:
5.41"X11.80" and 4.31"X9.39" and 3.13"X6.86"


Take a trip back to the Roaring Twenties with this design, then enjoy a cup of delicious French press when you get there. A full-flavored blend of rich colors and Art Deco-style lettering will perk up towels and trivets for eye-opening kitchen decor.
Available in three sizes:
4.74"X11.80" and 3.77"X9.39" and 2.75"X6.86"


Art Deco artists and designers celebrated technology and its potential, welcoming the future with all its possibilities. Automobiles of this time were big and bold, with sleek lines and lots of power under the hood. Add to shirts, jacket backs, wall hangings, and bags for a classic and dashing look!
 
Available in four sizes:
7.81"X6.74" and 6.79"X5.86" and 5.63"X4.86" and 3.87"X3.34"
  Available in four sizes:
8.71"X5.87" and 7.82"X5.27" and 6.81"X4.59" and 3.88"X2.61"


You can hear the throaty roar of these airplanes as they soar through the sky and come in for a landing. Art Deco frames give these vintage planes unique appeal. A must-have for aviation fans of all ages!
 
Available in four sizes:
7.55"X7.80" and 5.85"X6.05" and 4.84"X5.00" and 3.74"X3.87"
  Available in four sizes:
7.34"X7.80" and 5.81"X6.18" and 4.80"X5.11" and 3.65"X3.88"


Special Requests of the Week

Embroidery Library is always inspired by your design suggestions, and we thank you for sending us your terrific ideas, which we regularly incorporate into the weekly design themes. This space is dedicated to the "Request of the Week."

Stitchers love in-the-hoop silverware holders for their convenience and how fun they make it to dress up a holiday or seasonal table. As a result, the requests for more silverware holders in different motifs have been pouring in. With the Fourth of July just around the corner, pick up a firecracker, blue ribbon, and fresh watermelon slice to decorate your holiday table with pizzazz!
     
   
Available in one size:
4.62"X6.85"
  Available in one size:
4.51"X6.82"
 
 
 
Available in one size:
4.07"X6.86"
 

Free project instructions

Free Project Instructions

Take everything you really need along in a small yet roomy wristlet! This cute bag features a roomy side zippered pocket and detachable wrist strap.

It's pretty yet practical, with plenty of room to stash your phone, wallet, keys, and more. Eye-catching and personal, an embroidered wristlet lets you carry your essentials in style!

Click here for free project instructions!


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