Embroidery Library
Fall Folk Art

NEW THIS WEEK - August 5th, 2009

 

Fall Folk Art

Free Project Instructions!

The crisp, refreshing weather and dazzling colors of fall are just around the corner. Decorate your home, wardrobe, and more with this week's collection of autumn-inspired folk art!

 

Rosemaling, a Norwegian flower painting art, is one of your perennial favorites for embroidering on pillows, towels, table linens, and bags. Beautifully detailed flowers and birds make up designs inspired by Russian decorative painting. Stitch these stunners on pillows, purses, and whatever you please. Create a fresh, primitive look with American folk flowers sprouting out of baskets, watering cans, and more. Give your folk art stitching a seasonal twist with these designs in sophisticated autumn colors!

 

Plus, celebrate the teachers and students in your life with a Back to School Tweet - just right for the classroom! Scroll down the page to see these new designs!

Create this soft door stop as a cozy accent for your home, embroidered with your favorite art.
Click here for project instructions!


 

Rosemaling Decor II

For centuries, Norwegian artists have practiced this beautiful folk art style, called rosemaling ("rose painting"). These floral motifs feature lively yet gentle colors, accented by bold flourishes and delicate scrolls. You've loved the collection of rosemaling embroidery, so we're adding these autumn-tinted designs to the mix. Stitch them on pillows, table linens, other home decor, and even clothing!

The diamond below is stitched in two different color schemes to give you even more inspiration for these designs! We took the original fall colors and replaced them with brighter, summery shades. The color change sheet for this design includes both color variations.
 

 

Available in two sizes:
5.85"X8.26" and 4.82"X6.77"

  Color variation of design at left.


Rosemaling is traditionally done on wood, but this beautiful diamond design will look stunning on pillows, towels, wall hangings, and more.
 

Available in two sizes:
5.85"X8.69" and 4.56"X6.79"



A medallion of rosemaling scrolls makes a beautiful centerpiece for your Scandinavian stitching.

 

Available in two sizes:
5.86"X6.06" and 4.86"X5.01"



Feature your favorite rosemaling design on a gorgeous Norwegian sweatshirt.

 

Available in two sizes:
5.85"X5.85" and 4.85"X4.85"



A spray of rosemaling flowers makes a beautiful centerpiece for table linens.

 

Available in two sizes:
9.41"X5.23" and 6.82"X3.79"



Repeat this border for a lovely Scandinavian look on tablecloths, curtains, and more! The medium size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.

 

Available in three sizes:
9.41"X3.53" and 6.00"X2.50" and 3.86"X1.44"


Napkins, pillows, tablecloths, and more get a bit
of flourish with this corner.
  Accent your Scandinavian stitching with this simple rosemaling flower!

 

Available in two sizes:
4.86"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.86"

 

Available in one size:
2.66"X2.76"


Complete a towel set with a tiny bloom
on a washcloth!
  Plant this tiny flower on a napkin to complement a set of table linens.

 

Available in one size:
2.51"X2.51"

 

Available in one size:
2.21"X2.51"



A Rosemaling Decor II Value Pack

 

Get this whole pack of rosemaling designs and create gorgeous decor with this Norwegian folk art. All of the Rosemaling Decor II designs are available in a value pack - priced at only $19.97!  Click on the images or links below to see the designs included in the pack, and add the value pack to your shopping basket.

 

 

All designs smaller than 6 x 10

 

All designs smaller than 5 x 7

Adorn your home with the beauty of rosemaling designs stitched on this picture window pillow! Kenny created these project instructions to coordinate with the damask series, and you've been loving it ever since.

Mix and match your favorite rosemaling designs on this creative project! Tuck a corner or accent design in the corner of each flap, and place a large, dazzling design in the center. Friends are sure to oooh and aaah over this one. Click here for project instructions!


 
 
Russian Folk Flowers

This style of Russian wood painting, or khokhloma, is known around the globe for its beautiful floral patterns and red, green, and gold colors. It's traditionally painted on a black background, so try stitching these designs (and the similar Strawberry Swirls) on a dark background for a striking new look!

This oval design will look gorgeous in the center of aprons, tablecloths, and pillows.
 

 

Available in two sizes:
5.86"X7.50" and 4.83"X6.20"

  Embroider these designs on black fabric
for a bold, traditional look!


Big, bold blooms and colorful bird make up this circle inspired by Russian folk painting.

 

Available in two sizes:
5.91"X5.86" and 4.89"X4.86"



A delicate bird and vibrant blooms make up this panel, perfect for pillows and wall hangings.

 

Available in two sizes:
5.86"X7.39" and 4.87"X6.16"



Flowers and berries make a beautiful, delicate arrangement in this design.

 

Available in two sizes:
5.85"X7.39" and 4.86"X6.13"



Repeat this design for a bold border on curtains, tablecloths, and more! The smaller size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.

 

Available in two sizes:
9.40"X4.80" and 5.99"X3.26"



Colorful Russian birds and flowers will look pretty repeated in this border, or on their own. The smaller size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.

 

Available in two sizes:
9.40"X4.68" and 6.00"X3.03"


Tuck this design in the corner of a napkin.   Frame a pillow in delicate corner designs.

 

Available in two sizes:
4.82"X4.85" and 3.82"X3.85"

 

Available in two sizes:
4.86"X5.05" and 3.70"X3.85"


Let this bird perch on beautiful folk art
creations.
  A single, bold bloom accents your
Russian stitching.

 

Available in one size:
3.37"X3.75"

 

Available in one size:
2.44"X2.28"



A Russian Folk Flowers Value Pack

 

Get the whole pack and embellish your world with beautiful Russian stitching. All of the Russian Folk Flowers designs are available in a value pack. The large pack contains 14 designs - priced at only $19.97! The small pack contains 12 designs - priced at only $19.97!  Click on the images or links below to see the designs included in the pack, and add the value pack to your shopping basket.

 

 

All designs smaller than 6 x 10

 

All designs smaller than 5 x 7

 
 
American Folk Flowers

Craft a lighthearted, primitive look with these creative "baskets" of flowers! The soft autumn palette creates a pretty, pleasing look that's sure to be a perennial favorite on towels, decor, and warm sweatshirts for crisp fall days. Tiny coordinating accent designs complete the look!

The watering can below is stitched in two different color schemes to give you even more inspiration for these designs! We took the original fall colors and replaced them with brighter, summery shades. The color change sheet for this design includes both color variations.
 

 

Available in three sizes:
5.85"X6.97" and 4.85"X5.76" and 3.25"X3.86"

  Color variation of design at left.

Bow   Flower
 
Available in one size:
1.71"X2.28"
  Available in one size:
1.67"X1.52"


Fanciful flowers sprout out of a basket adorned with a whimsical heart. Great on bags, shirts, pillows, and more!

 

Available in three sizes:
5.84"X8.08" and 4.83"X6.68" and 2.80"X3.85"


Heart flower   Flower
 
Available in one size:
1.53"X2.66"
  Available in one size:
1.78"X3.13"


Sunflowers, wheat, and more sprout from a pumpkin. Decorate your home for autumn with this design!

 

Available in three sizes:
5.86"X6.41" and 4.85"X5.30" and 3.52"X3.85"


Sunflower   Flower
 
Available in one size:
1.67"X1.67"
  Available in one size:
1.31"X1.16"


A terra cotta flowerpot holds a collection of wild autumn blooms.

 

Available in three sizes:
5.85"X7.86" and 4.85"X6.52" and 2.87"X3.86"


Flower   Star
 
Available in one size:
2.50"X2.26"
  Available in one size:
 2.21"X2.41"


Grow smiles with this floppy hat full of flowers on sweatshirts, totes, and more.

 

Available in three sizes:
6.40"X5.86" and 5.35"X4.89" and 3.86"X3.53"


Flower   Brown-eyed Susan
 
Available in one size:
2.13"X2.50"
  Available in one size:
1.90"X1.89"


Colorful country blooms dance along this border design! The 6" size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.

 

Available in two sizes:
9.41"X2.13" and 5.98"X1.59"
Smallest size also available in a split version with two files both smaller than:
 3.11"X1.34"



Welcome autumn with warm golden sunflowers when you stitch this border on tablecloths, curtains, a and lots more! The 6" size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.

 

Available in two sizes:
9.40"X2.54" and 5.95"X1.86"
Smallest size also available in a split version with two files both smaller than:
 3.07"X1.59"



Use this design alone, or repeat it for an endless garden of flowers! The 6" size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.

 

Available in two sizes:
9.40"X3.73" and 6.00"X2.66"
Smallest size also available in a split version with two files both smaller than:
 3.15"X2.36"



A American Folk Flowers Value Pack

 

Get all these flower designs and let them bloom together on gifts, decor, and more! All of the American Folk Flowers designs are available in a value pack and contain 18 designs - priced at only $24.97!  Click on the images or links below to see the designs included in the pack, and add the value pack to your shopping basket.

 

All designs smaller than 6 x 10

All designs smaller than 5 x 7

All designs smaller than 4 x 4

Decorate a cozy sweatshirt for crisp autumn days with these American folk flowers! They're sure to bring a touch of whimsy to your wardrobe.

Learn how to stabilize, hoop, and stitch sweatshirts for the best results! Kenny shares tips and tricks for embroidering on this versatile canvas. Click here for video and written instructions!


 

 

Look smart when you stitch this Back to School Tweet for your favorite teachers and students! Five adorable birds perch in this tree of learning, ready with books and backpacks. Great for classroom wall hangings, tote bags, and lots more!
 

Available in two sizes:
5.86"X9.38" and 4.24"X6.80"



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