Embroidery Library
Art Nouveau

NEW THIS WEEK - August 8th, 2007


Art Nouveau
 

Free Project Instructions!

 

Be inspired by the romance and excitement of ever-fashionable Art Nouveau. Originating in Europe at the turn of the 19th century, this visual style truly was an international renaissance, occurring all across Europe, reaching east into Poland and Russia and west to North America. 

While Art Nouveau may often be associated with a unique visual style, artists and designers made it wholly their own, giving rise to modern art in all media  -- from architecture to fashion to illustration.

This week, take Art Nouveau into the 21st century with machine embroidery. New stylized floral, butterfly and cat themes have a distinct flavor of the trendy style in border, corner, rectangle and feature designs. Transform beautiful bedding, super-sweet sweaters, and more with a touch of classic embellishments.

Versatile and stylish, it's the perfect accessory! Click here for free fashion scarf instructions and fun ways to wear it.


Introduce yourself to four lovely ladies in Mucha-inspired framework panels. Their breathtaking beauty will stitch so lively on projects for the home, the wardrobe and more. And new in-the-hoop projects featuring sunglasses cases, coin purses, photo frames and notepad holders are the perfect canvas for Art Nouveau style. Sew quick-to-stitch, they're perfect for gifts whether for back-to-school and birthdays, or just a little something for a friend!



The Lovely Ladies of Art Nouveau

The work of Czech artist Alphonse Mucha is synonymous with the Art Nouveau style. In the late 1800s, his breathtaking illustrations for magazines and posters featuring Sarah Bernhardt captured the art scene throughout Europe. After World War I, he designed postage stamps and bank notes for the newly created Czechoslovakia. Settling in Prague, he helped decorate landmarks throughout the city.

Four designs, inspired by Mucha's refined decorative elements, feature detailed framework and  beautiful young, women in flowing gowns, their luscious hair rippling in waves of audacious curls.
Stitch their lovely, serene faces singly or in sets of two, three, or four. They'll be dashing on tote
bags, elegant in frames or positively posh on pillows and quilts.
 

Art Nouveau Lady Aria   Art Nouveau Lady Kati

 
Available in two sizes:
4.75"X9.41" and 3.47"X6.85"
  Available in two sizes:
4.75"X9.41" and 3.47"X6.87"


Art Nouveau Lady Ana
 
Art Nouveau Lady Lida

 
Available in two sizes:
4.75"X9.40" and 3.47"X6.87"
  Available in two sizes:
4.75"X9.40" and 3.47"X6.86"


A Art Nouveau Ladies Value Pack

 
The more the merrier! These belles of the ball will take the stage around the house and throughout one's wardrobe. Purchase all four Art Nouveau Lady designs in two value packs - priced at only
$8.97!


Click on the links or images below to see the designs included in each pack, and add the value
pack to your shopping basket.
 
 
All designs smaller than 6 x 10   All designs smaller than 5 x 7


Art Nouveau

The end of the 19th century in Paris was a dynamic and exciting period. The technological innovations of the industrial revolution offered myriad ways of infusing design into everyday life. Design flourished everywhere, even in the applied arts of ironwork and glass. But it was in illustration, printed posters
and magazines, that the style known as Art Nouveau was most keenly felt.

With dynamic, flowing lines and undulating curves, the rhythms of Art Nouveau illustration add a sensuous touch to everything feminine. The following four design packs each include a leading
feature accompanied by borders, corners, and accessories so suitable for pillows, quilts, jackets, totes, towels and linens.
 

Art Nouveau Butterfly

With gossamer wings, a delicate butterfly flits among burnished fall vines and flowers.
But a change of thread colors can quickly turn back the clock to spring and summer.

Available in three sizes:
5.87"X8.30" and 4.86"X6.86" and 2.73"X3.86"


Art Nouveau Butterfly - Rectangle
Charming for vertical or horizontal spaces or stitch as a border. The smaller size of this
design is formatted for the Endless Hoop, and may also be used in standard hoops.

Available in two sizes:
9.42"X4.71" and 6.01"X3.00"


Art Nouveau Butterfly - Border
An elegant edging for table runners or placemats, pillow shams, or bed linens. Try it on the cuff of a sleeve or slacks, or add it to a placket. The medium size of this border is formatted for the Endless Hoop and it may be used in standard hoops.

Available in three sizes:
9.42"X1.54" and 6.00"X0.99" and 3.87"X0.64"


Art Nouveau Butterfly - Corner
 
Art Nouveau Butterfly - Accent

 
Available in two sizes:
4.86"X5.23" and 3.57"X3.86"
  Available in one size:
3.87"X3.65"


A Art Nouveau Butterfly Value Pack

 
A vision from an autumn morning; a butterfly dances among the flowers in regal style, for pauper prices. The Art Nouveau Butterfly designs are all available in value packs - priced at only $12.97!

Click on the links or images below to see the designs included in each pack, and add the value
pack to your shopping basket.
 
 
All designs smaller than 6 x 10   All designs smaller than 5 x 7


Art Nouveau in Glass

 In the midst of the pre-modernist era, artists, designers, and architects were finding ways to express themselves in every media from furniture to ornate ironwork to glass. The "modern style" took the 
1900 Paris Expedition by storm, triumphing in every design category. In the U.S., architects Wright and Sullivan gave the movement their own concepts, whereas Tiffany artistry fully embraced it.
 
Art Nouveau Floral
Translucent as glass, the florets of this design spring from golden tendrils.

Available in three sizes:
5.84"X7.15" and 4.85"X5.91" and 3.14"X3.86"


Art Nouveau Floral - Rectangle
A latticework of blooms for vertical or horizontal spaces or to stitch as a border. The smaller
size of this design is formatted for the Endless Hoop, and may also be used in standard hoops.

Available in two sizes:
5.35"X9.40" and 3.43"X6.02"


Art Nouveau Floral - Border
An elegant edging for table runners or placemats, pillow shams, or bed linens. The medium
size of this border is formatted for the Endless Hoop and it may be used in standard hoops.

Available in three sizes:
9.40"X2.15"
and 6.00"X1.36" and 3.85"X0.88"


Art Nouveau Floral - Corner
 
Art Nouveau Floral - Accent

 
Available in two sizes:
4.85"X4.80" and 3.85"X3.81"
  Available in one size:
3.26"X2.78"


A Art Nouveau Floral Value Pack

 
These gorgeous blossoms are a bouquet of savings. Capture the delicate petals and entwining
tendrils of the Art Nouveau Floral designs conveniently sold in value packs - priced at only $12.97!

Click on the links or images below to see the designs included in each pack, and add the value
pack to your shopping basket.
 
 
All designs smaller than 6 x 10   All designs smaller than 5 x 7


Nature in Art Nouveau

The exaggerated twining of leaves and vines were typical of the plant-inspired motifs of Art Nouveau. Highly stylized, flowing lines create an elegant design that is as much at home on a fluffy bath towel
as it is on a linen guest towel. Beautiful in the bedroom, but also dreamy on curtains for the sunroom.  A delightful set of designs for garments that go from morning dew to evening splendor.
 
Art Nouveau Morning Glory
With organic and curving lines, this stylized flower has a natural sleekness and
elegance for a truly enduring embellishment on clothing, linens, totes and more.

Available in three sizes:
5.86"X6.91" and 4.84"X5.72" and 3.29"X3.86"


Art Nouveau Morning Glory -
Rectangle
Sweet swirls of blooms and vines sew in vertical or horizontal spaces or stitch as a border. The smaller size of this design is formatted for the Endless Hoop, and may also be used in standard hoops.

Available in two sizes:
9.41"X5.23" and 6.00"X3.50"


Art Nouveau Morning Glory -
Border
An elegant edging for table runners or placemats, pillow shams, or bed linens. The medium
size of this border is formatted for the Endless Hoop and it may be used in standard hoops.

Available in three sizes:
9.41"X1.58" and 6.00"X1.17" and 3.86"X0.65"


Art Nouveau Morning Glory - Corner
 
Art Nouveau Morning Glory - Accent

 
Available in two sizes:
4.86"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.87"
  Available in one size:
2.26"X1.42"


A Art Nouveau Morning Glory Value Pack

 
Good morning, sweetheart! Capture the fresh and full bell-shape Morning Glory flowers in the 
delightful Art Nouveau style in value packs - priced at only $12.97!

Click on the links or images below to see the designs included in each pack, and add the value
pack to your shopping basket.
 
 
All designs smaller than 6 x 10   All designs smaller than 5 x 7


Art Nouveau Cat

Kitty lovers of all ages will recognize how the cat has inspired these extraordinary and stylistic expressions. With a touch of humor and lilting lines, the modernist artist captured the dynamic lines
of a cat in various poses -- sauntering, silently alert, curling up for a nap, stretching. Perfect stitches
for totes, shirts, linens, and more. And don't forget to make something special for the family cat -- a bag for toys or sleeping pillow, perhaps?
 
Art Nouveau Cat

Available in three sizes:
5.86"X9.03" and 4.44"X6.85" and 2.51"X3.88"


Art Nouveau Cat - Rectangle

This feline duo is so sweet to repeat as a wide border, or stitch it on shirt yokes. The smaller
size of this design is formatted for the Endless Hoop, and may also be used in standard hoops.

Available in two sizes:
9.41"X4.67" and 6.00"X3.37"


Art Nouveau Cat - Border

An fabulous and fun edging for runners or placemats, pillow shams, or bed linens. The medium
size of this border is formatted for the Endless Hoop and it may be used in standard hoops.

Available in three sizes:
9.39"X1.89" and 5.97"X1.38" and 3.01"X1.21"


Art Nouveau Cat - Corner
 
Art Nouveau Cat -
Accent

 
Available in two sizes:
5.26"X4.87" and 3.88"X3.58"
  Available in one size:
3.36"X3.51"


A Art Nouveau Cat Value Pack

 
Everybody wants to be a cat, especially with the exotic stylization inspired by the Art Nouveau movement. These cool cat designs are all available in value packs - priced at only $9.97!

Click on the links or images below to see the designs included in each pack, and add the value
pack to your shopping basket.
 
 
All designs smaller than 6 x 10   All designs smaller than 5 x 7


REQUEST OF THE WEEK 
Art Nouveau Peonies
As you may see, this week's request stimulated a whole week's worth of creative artistry. Writing to request a peony design in Art Nouveau style, Mary said, "I just love art nouveau designs of any type, and I have grown peonies all of my adult life (that's a lot of years) and have numerous varieties from vintage to gorgeous newer ones. I am attaching a photo of 'Burma Ruby' that is almost fluorescent!"

"I would like to make an art nouveau quilt of pieced blocks with a peony embroidered in the block center...set into an art nouveau frame," she said. "I design my quilts with Electric Quilt v6 which has drawing capability. This would be a wall quilt, which I would keep for myself!" 
Bravo, Mary...we can't wait to see it!
 

Available in three sizes:
5.85"X7.83" and 4.85"X6.47" and 3.85"X3.73"


Art Nouveau-Style In-the Hoop Projects

Transform Art Nouveau's luminous composition, shape, and style into gorgeous thread art,
stitched entirely in-the-hoop. The ornate, elegant art style lends itself beautifully to photo
frames, coin purses, sunglasses cases and notepad holders. New to these quick-stitch gifts?
Visit www.EmbroideryLibraryProjects.com to find step-by-step instructions and videos.

Art Nouveau Fans and Scrolls - Photo Frame
With ornate curves, the inside frame has an antique appeal, reminiscent of early 20th century style.
Click here for in-the-hoop photo frame instructions. 

Available in three sizes:
7.90"X5.87" and 6.31"X4.82" and 3.88"X2.90"


Art Nouveau Fans and Scrolls - Sunglasses Case

Resplendent scrollwork and fans give a rich, vintage look to this sunglasses case.
Click here for in-the-hoop sunglass case instructions.

Available in two sizes:
8.21"X5.82" and 6.85"X4.85"


Art Nouveau Fans and Scrolls - Coin Purse

Just the right size for change, or use it to carry hair pins, small jewelry, and more.
Click here for in-the-hoop coin purse instructions.

Available in one size:
3.85"X3.86"


Art Nouveau Fans and Scrolls - Notepad Holder

The intricate arch and the side scrollwork gives this holder a dash of regal style. 
Click here for in-the-hoop notebook instructions.

Available in two sizes:
4.87"X4.87" and 3.88"X3.87"


Art Nouveau Fans and Scrolls

A trio of flourishes for your very own creative projects.

Available in three sizes:
7.83"X5.85" and 6.49"X4.85" and 3.63"X3.85"


Art Nouveau Roses - Photo Frame

Capture the romance of this vintage style with the rose, the symbol of love.
Click here for in-the-hoop photo frame instructions. 

Available in three sizes:
7.89"X5.87" and 6.31"X4.80" and 3.87"X2.88"


Art Nouveau Roses - Glasses or Sunglass Case
Gardener's delight! Luscious rose blooms give fresh-from-the-garden appeal to this case. 
Click here for in-the-hoop sunglass case instructions.

Available in two sizes:
8.21"X5.82" and 6.85"X4.85"


Art Nouveau Roses -
Coin Purse
Delicate and detailed roses are splendidly accented with scrollwork.
Click here for in-the-hoop coin purse instructions.

Available in one size:
3.85"X3.86"


Art Nouveau Roses - Notepad Holder
An elegant, off-set arc frames the rose duo perfectly for this dashing decor adornment.
Click here for in-the-hoop notebook instructions.

Available in two sizes:
4.87"X4.87" and 3.87"X3.86"


Art Nouveau
Roses
With a luminous row of roses on top, and the full swirls on bottom, this design will
stitch sweetly when repeated as a border, or dancing on towels, linens and more.

Available in three sizes:
8.26"X5.86" and 6.83"X4.86" and 3.56"X3.86"


Art Nouveau Flowers and Swirls - Photo Frame
Dainty flowers and swirls give this light-hearted frame youthful style.
Click here for in-the-hoop photo frame instructions. 

Available in three sizes:
7.87"X5.85" and 6.33"X4.82" and 3.88"X2.90"


Art Nouveau Flowers and Swirls - Glasses or Sunglass Case
The intricate swoops and swirls serve as magnificent accents to the whimsical flowers.
Click here for in-the-hoop sunglass case instructions.

Available in two sizes:
8.21"X5.84" and 6.85"X4.85"


Art Nouveau Flowers and Swirls - Coin Purse
This coin purse is a reminder that one can never have too many accessories.
Click here for in-the-hoop coin purse instructions.

Available in one size:
3.85"X3.86"


Art Nouveau Flowers and Swirls - Notepad Holder
Artfully accented, this flower makes a delightful and distinctive focal point.
Click here for in-the-hoop notebook instructions.

Available in two sizes:
4.86"X4.86" and 3.87"X3.86"


Art Nouveau Flowers and Swirls
Entwined scrollwork and a trio of flower blooms makes this a bountiful
border or a truly beauteous edging for mantel scarves and table runners. 

Available in three sizes:
8.44"X5.86" and 6.86"X4.75" and 3.69"X3.86"


It's a Hoopla: More In-the-Hoop Projects!

 


From candy cane holders and photo ornaments, you and your embroidery machine will be busy making fantastic gifts! Start now on Christmas-time in-the-hoop projects for almost everyone on
your list. Trivets, keychains, and luggage tags make great stocking stuffers!  Gift tags and gift bags come in handy when it's time to wrap presents, "sew" be prepared for December's busy days by starting these projects now. Click below to see instructions and to find the designs for each project!
 
   
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Click here to see designs from the In-the-Hoop Candy Cane Holder category   Click here to see designs from the In-the-Hoop Drawstring Bag category   Click here to see designs from the In-the-Hoop Photo Ornament category

   
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Click here to see designs from the In-the-Hoop Stocking category   Click here to see designs from the In-the-Hoop Gift Tag category   Click here to see designs from the In-the Hoop Trivet category

   
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Click here to see designs from the In-the-Hoop Luggage Tag category   Click here to see designs from the In-the-Hoop Keychain category   Click here to see designs from the Stuffed Critter category