Embroidery Library
Suzani Splendor

NEW THIS WEEK - July 7th, 2010

 

Suzani Splendor

Free Project Instructions!

Embark on a worldly journey this week with the splendor of suzani embroidery designs! This traditional textile art from Uzbekistan, in Central Asia, will bring global flair and lots of color to pillows, bedding, and more cultured decor.

For starters, we've crafted a collection of classic suzani designs in the traditional style, with rich yet soft colors that will combine beautifully into quilts, pillow shams, and more. A few big, bold centerpiece designs offer a different take on this authentic look, with arrangements of fanciful flowers.

Suzani embroidery lends itself beautifully to a fresh, modern look, too! Nine stylin' suzani designs use bright, contemporary colors for an up-to-date twist on this age-old embroidery style. Beautiful birds bring a lively twist to these cool designs!

Browse the designs below and get inspired to craft home decor with international style!

Add flair to an asymmetrical pillow with assorted ribbons and ruffles of your choice, stitched over rich fabrics. Click here for free project instructions.

 

 

Classic Suzani


For about as long as humans have had textiles, they've used embroidery to decorate them, adding beauty and significance to everyday objects. In Uzbekistan in Central Asia, women have been creating suzani textiles for generations, starting when a little girl is born and working on the intricately stitched bed covers, wall hangings, and more until her dowry is complete. Floral motifs dominate, and the curling shapes create a distinctive look. Craft rich, cultured decorations for your home with these traditional embroidery designs on quilts, pillows, and more! The 6" size of each border in this collection has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; they may also be used in standard hoops.

Classic Suzani Medallion 1

Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.80" and 5.86"X5.85" and 4.86"X4.85" and 3.86"X3.86"


Classic Suzani Medallion 2

Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.80" and 5.86"X5.86" and 4.86"X4.87" and 3.86"X3.86"


Classic Suzani Medallion 3

Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.80" and 5.85"X5.86" and 4.85"X4.86" and 3.85"X3.86"


Classic Suzani Medallion 4

Available in four sizes:
7.81"X7.82" and 5.86"X5.88" and 4.86"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.84"


Classic Suzani Medallion 5

Available in four sizes:
7.81"X7.80" and 5.86"X5.87" and 4.86"X4.85" and 3.86"X3.83"


Classic Suzani Medallion 6

Available in four sizes:
7.82"X7.81" and 5.87"X5.88" and 4.85"X4.85" and 3.87"X3.89"


Classic Suzani Medallion 7

Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.79" and 5.85"X5.85" and 4.85"X4.86" and 3.85"X3.86"


Classic Suzani Medallion 8

Available in four sizes:
7.84"X7.78" and 5.89"X5.85" and 4.89"X4.88" and 3.88"X3.86"


Classic Suzani Medallion 9

Available in four sizes:
7.81"X7.81" and 5.86"X5.87" and 4.85"X4.85" and 3.86"X3.87"


Classic Suzani Thick Border

Available in two sizes:
9.40"X4.83" and 6.00"X3.18"


Classic Suzani Thin Border

Available in three sizes:
9.40"X2.43" and 6.00"X1.77" and 3.85"X1.10"


Classic Suzani Corner

Available in two sizes:
4.85"X4.86" and 3.85"X3.86"



A Classic Suzani Value Pack

 

Embrace the beauty of traditional suzani embroidery with this rich collection of designs. The extra-extra large and large packs contain 15 designs, priced at only $24.97! The extra large and medium packs contain 14 designs, priced at only $24.97! The small pack contains 11 designs, priced at only $19.97! Click on an image or link below to see the designs included in the pack, and add the pack to your basket.

  

All designs smaller than 7.9 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

A pillow is the perfect place to show off your gorgeous suzani embroidery! This popular picture window pillow project lets you combine your favorite traditional suzani medallion with delicate corner embroidery for a globally fashionable look.

Click here for these free project instructions!


 

 

Suzani Centerpieces

Make a big impact on pillows, purses, and more with large and lovely arrangements of suzani flowers! This one has subtle heart shapes that are sure to win your affection.
 

Available in two sizes:
8.60"X5.85" and 6.88"X4.68"



A lively garden of suzani flowers makes up this compelling suzani design. Let it shine on stunning, colorful home decor!

 

Available in two sizes:
7.59"X5.89" and 6.30"X4.89"



A vertical arrangement of suzani flowers makes a graceful centerpiece to adorn pillows, table toppers, and more. Traditional suzani flower shapes give these blooms an authentic touch.

 

Available in two sizes:
5.56"X9.41" and 4.06"X6.87"


Adorn your home with a richly embroidered wall hanging -- it doesn't have to be big to be beautiful! Roxanna stitched this simple yet stunning decoration with a Jacobean hummingbird design as the focal point. Such a project can be easily adapted to suit square, circular, or rectangular designs of any size. Pick your favorite designs and fabrics and make one of your own!

Click here to see this project in the Stitchers Showcase!


 

 

Stylin' Suzani


Give traditional suzani stitching a fresh, modern twist 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 flock of colorful birds have perched in these designs to bring them bold new flair.

Bird Square

Available in four sizes:
7.70"X7.81" and 5.86"X5.83" and 4.86"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.86"


Floral Square

Available in four sizes:
7.81"X7.76" and 5.89"X5.86" and 4.86"X4.83" and 3.86"X3.84"


Bird Square

Available in four sizes:
7.73"X7.80" and 5.86"X5.89" and 4.79"X4.79" and 3.87"X3.89"


Floral Square

Available in four sizes:
7.81"X7.81" and 5.88"X5.86" and 4.81"X4.81" and 3.84"X3.86"


Bird Circle

Available in four sizes:
7.61"X7.77" and 5.84"X5.97" and 4.79"X4.90" and 3.79"X3.88"


Floral Circle

Available in four sizes:
7.74"X7.74" and 5.82"X5.82" and 4.81"X4.81" and 3.81"X3.81"


Bird Circle

Available in four sizes:
7.48"X7.77" and 5.85"X6.07" and 4.80"X4.98" and 3.70"X3.85"


Floral Circle

Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.80" and 5.81"X5.81" and 4.80"X4.80" and 3.81"X3.81"


Bird Circle

Available in four sizes:
7.58"X7.75" and 5.83"X5.97" and 4.82"X4.94" and 3.78"X3.87"



A Stylin' Suzani Value Pack

 

Stitch suzani style with all these great designs. The Stylin' Suzani design packs contain 9 designs, priced at only $14.97! Click on an image or link below to see the designs included in the pack, and add the pack to your basket.

  

 
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

Adding tassels to each corner of a pillow is a perfect way to give it a look of luxury! This pillow project includes pockets on the back. Toss it on your couch and it's the prettiest place to stash remote controls that you've ever seen!

Click here for these free project instructions!


 

 

One of Embroidery Library customers' favorite things -- and ours, too! -- is creating top-quality machine embroidery designs of folk art styles from around the world.
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!


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 Bue 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!


 


Sunbonnet Sue and Fisherman Fred are in on the suzani craze, too! Wearing suzani patterned garments and flying colorful patterned kites, they'll be a welcome embellishment on bags, wall hangings, quilts, and lots more!
 

Fisherman Fred

  Sunbonnet Sue

 

Available in three sizes:
5.86"X6.78" and 4.84"X5.60" and 3.35"X3.86"

  Available in three sizes:
5.86"X7.05" and 4.85"X5.82" and 3.21"X3.85"


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