Embroidery Library
Christmas Village

NEW THIS WEEK - July 14th, 2010

 

Christmas Village

Free Project Instructions!

Christmas is more than just a magical time of year ... it's a place in our hearts and our imaginations. This week's new collection of Christmas Village designs will help you bring that place to life with rich, enchanting embroidery.

A playful village of North Pole shops and attractions comes to life in these merry designs. Nine enchanting buildings are each paired with a matching sign, inviting you to explore Kringle's Cafe, the Silver Bells Skate Company, and more. Add festive characters skating, caroling, and more! Arrange these designs together on tree skirts, mantle scarves, or a set of stockings. Or display them one at a time -- hang your favorite sign on a holiday tote, or stitch a shop on a festive pillow.

The tradition of setting up a miniature Christmas village dates back to the Pennsylvania Dutch in colonial America, who would construct elaborate nativity scenes under the Christmas tree. These eventually expanded to other areas of the home and included farm and village scenes, too. As times changed, so did the villages, adding toy trains as real ones chugged through the real world. All the while, these classic decorations have helped create the spirit of a very special season.

Wander down the page to for a tour of all these incredible Christmas village designs. Enjoy your stay!

Make eyes light up at your annual Christmas gathering when you bring gifts in Santa's Toy Sack! Click here for free project instructions.

 

 


Welcome to Christmas Village! Santa and his helpers work hard to keep the Christmas magic alive all year 'round. Have a look around, and may all your wishes come true!
 

Available in three sizes:
7.26"X5.86" and 6.02"X4.87" and 3.89"X3.12"



This train depot is the only land entrance to Christmas Village, and it's powered by holiday magic.
 

Available in two sizes:
7.91"X5.86" and 6.54"X4.85"



Drop in for a sweet treat at Mrs. Claus' Cookies & Candy! The peppermints are especially delicious.
 

Available in three sizes:
8.28"X5.86" and 6.85"X4.85" and 3.86"X2.74"



Enjoy sweet treats found only at the North Pole, and make sure to take some home for friends!
 

Available in two sizes:
5.80"X5.97" and 4.87"X5.01"



Good girls and boys will find everything they dream of at Santa's Toy Shoppe!
 

Available in three sizes:
7.34"X5.86" and 6.06"X4.86" and 3.82"X3.07"



This three-story toy shoppe is a winter wonderland of handcrafted playthings.
 

Available in two sizes:
5.87"X6.11" and 4.86"X5.05"



The weather outside is frightful! Keep your hands toasty warm with wooly North Pole mittens.
 

Available in three sizes:
7.32"X5.86" and 6.06"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.10"



The North Pole Mitten Co. has hand coverings for every style and all weather!
 

Available in two sizes:
6.62"X5.80" and 5.51"X4.83"


Combining every building in the Christmas Village set into a tree skirt or other big project is one way to show off these enchanting designs. Another option is to use them on a matching set of decorations, such as stockings for the whole family! This festive felt stocking is quick and easy to make, and a great way to show off your favorite incredible Christmas Village sign.

Click here for these free project instructions!



Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime flight! Santa's reindeer have to keep busy the other 364 days of the year...
 

Available in three sizes:
7.45"X5.87" and 6.16"X4.87" and 3.87"X3.08"



Experience the North Pole in its full glory ... see it by air on a sleigh ride!
 

Available in two sizes:
7.69"X5.87" and 6.37"X4.86"



Skating around a pond with friends and loved ones is a perfect way to spend the season.
 

Available in three sizes:
7.45"X5.87" and 6.16"X4.87" and 3.87"X3.06"



Stop in to the Silver Bells Skate Company to find your perfect pair of ice skates!
 

Available in two sizes:
5.86"X6.26" and 4.87"X5.21"



All chilled from skating? Come in for a warm cup of coffee or hot cocoa at Kringle's Cafe.
 

Available in three sizes:
7.83"X5.86" and 6.47"X4.86" and 3.86"X2.92"



Kringle's Cafe has baked goods, too -- straight from Mrs. Claus' kitchen!
 

Available in two sizes:
6.24"X5.85" and 5.16"X4.83"



It'll be time to trim the tree before you know it! Pick out your favorite at Old Man Winter's Christmas Tree Farm.
 

Available in three sizes:
8.29"X5.85" and 6.85"X4.85" and 3.86"X2.72"



Evergreens of every shape and size can be found in the magical North Pole forest behind this shop.
 

Available in two sizes:
8.23"X4.63" and 6.86"X3.86"



Visit the Very Merry Music Store and enjoy the sounds of the season!
 

Available in three sizes:
7.81"X5.86" and 6.47"X4.86" and 3.86"X2.90"



Play pa-rum-pa-pum-pum on a shiny new drum, or take home a recording of the elves' choir. What a perfect way to remember your visit to Christmas Village!
 

Available in two sizes:
5.86"X5.88" and 4.84"X4.86"


Stitch a village of buildings all in a row on a festive tree skirt! This Christmas classic is lots of fun to design yourself to perfectly fit your style and your home. Get inspiration from several tree skirt projects, and from the many great photos in the Stitchers Showcase!


Complete your Christmas Village stitchery with festive characters! From Santa and Mrs. Claus to merry carolers and ice skaters, these designs will bring joyous personality to your Christmas creations. Two sizes of each are scaled to go with the two building sizes, but you can mix and match them however you like.
 
Santa Claus   Mrs. Claus

 

Available in two sizes:
2.49"X3.84" and 1.97"X3.04"

  Available in two sizes:
1.73"X3.93" and 1.37"X3.11"

Lamppost   Singing Carols

 

Available in two sizes:
2.43"X4.95" and 1.90"X3.87"

  Available in two sizes:
4.01"X4.30" and 3.17"X3.40"

Carrying Gifts   Pulling a Wagon

 

Available in two sizes:
4.38"X4.18" and 3.47"X3.31"

  Available in two sizes:
4.21"X2.68" and 3.33"X2.12"

Decorating the Tree   Ice Skating
 

Available in two sizes:
4.96"X4.82" and 3.88"X3.78"

  Available in two sizes:
4.36"X4.40" and 3.44"X3.48"

Snowball Fight   Snowball Fight
 
Available in two sizes:
4.54"X3.74" and 3.59"X2.95"
  Available in two sizes:
4.15"X2.76" and 3.28"X2.18"

Building a Snowman
Available in two sizes:
3.73"X3.97" and 2.95"X3.14"


A Christmas Village Value Pack

 

 Construct a complete Christmas village with all these buildings, signs, and people, and craft a magical Christmas celebration! The large and medium Christmas Village design packs contain 40 designs, priced at only $49.97! 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 6 x 10   All designs smaller than 5 x 7

With a little creative planning, these Christmas Village designs can combine into a charming wall hanging! Here's one project we made with the Christmas Medley designs -- try combining the Christmas Village people and buildings to create something similar, in any size and shape you like!

Click here for these free project instructions!


 


Sunbonnet Sue and Fisherman Fred, the classic quilt-block characters, sing out favorite Christmas carols in this festive pair of designs. Bright red and green holiday wear makes them extra merry. They'll be adorable on all kinds of decorations to sweeten up the season!

 

Sunbonnet Sue

  Fisherman Fred

 

Available in three sizes:
5.86"X6.24" and 4.86"X5.15" and 3.65"X3.86"

  Available in three sizes:
5.85"X6.10" and 4.84"X5.04" and 3.73"X3.88"


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