Embroidery Library
Once Upon a Time

NEW THIS WEEK - August 25th, 2010

 

Once Upon a Time

Free Project Instructions!

Book lovers, rejoice! This week's new embroidery is all about the imagination and inspiration of the written word ... from fairytales to Shakespeare, from your local library to your cozy book nook at home. Stitch these bookish designs and let a thousand stories unfold!

 

Shakespearean cats take the stage first, acting out famous scenes from the Bard's works. You'll fall in love with these theatrical felines! Sleek and stylish cameo silhouettes of well-known authors are filled with famous quotes from their writings. Declare your love of reading with a colorful medley of designs perfect for tote bags, sweatshirts, pillows, journal covers, and more. And two new bookmark styles -- a corner bookmark and a ribbon bookmark -- will create lots of new ideas for gifts and craft fairs.

 

With school starting up again, it's a perfect time to hit the books. Read on and discover a world of literary embroidery, just waiting for your creative touch!

Try out two new styles of embroidered bookmarks: an in-the-hoop corner bookmark, and a ribbon bookmark with crafty cut designs on each end.

 

 

Cats of Shakes-purr

A troupe of theatrical felines dress up in fanciful costume and act out famous scenes from Shakespeare's plays. Any lover of the Bard will delight in these dramatic designs.
 
Romeo:
But soft, what light through yonder window breaks? It is the east and Juliet is the sun!
  Juliet:
O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo?
 
Available in two sizes:
4.81"X5.93" and 3.13"X3.86"
  Available in two sizes:
4.83"X5.21" and 3.57"X3.86"

Ophelia:
There is pansies, that's for thoughts...
  Hamlet:
Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio: a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy...
 
Available in two sizes:
4.85"X4.88" and 3.83"X3.85"
  Available in two sizes:
4.86"X5.32" and 3.52"X3.86"

The Shakespearean fool recurs throughout Shakespeare's plays, bringing comic relief and wittily mocking the folly of the mighty.   Shakes-purr himself pens his next great masterpiece.
 
Available in two sizes:
4.85"X6.78" and 2.77"X3.87"
  Available in two sizes:
5.15"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.65"


A Cats Shakes-purr Value Pack

 

Stitch this whole troupe of playful cats! The Cats Shakes-purr design packs contain 6 designs, priced at only $9.97! 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 5 x 7   All designs smaller than 4 x 4


When you open a book, anything can happen! Brilliantly colored butterflies and sparkling swirls fly from the pages of this beautiful design. Perfect on tote bags, sweatshirts, pillows, and more for your favorite book lover!

 

Available in two sizes:
9.12"X5.86" and 6.86"X4.40"


Fantastical swirls and stars emerge from the pages of an open book. A soft starburst background completes this magical design.
 
Available in two sizes:
5.80"X8.23" and 4.85"X6.86"


A sturdy, lovely tree grows from a stack of books. Let your imagination unfold and stitch this design on delightful literary creations.
 
Available in two sizes:
5.81"X8.11" and 4.81"X6.71"

What's a better gift for a literature lover than a sturdy canvas tote bag, embroidered with a delightfully bookish design? There are plenty of blank canvas totes available, but a lot of the time it's just as easy to make your own. Read some tips and tricks for embroidering on canvas, design your dream tote, and stitch happily ever after!

 

Click here for these free instructions for embroidering on canvas!


 

 

Cameos of Classics


Classic silhouette cameos are filled with famous quotes from well-known writers in this beautiful, dignified collection of designs. Picture one on a pillow or a sleek tote bag for friends and family who love to spend hours immersed in literature. (Missing your favorite author? Drop us a note at stitch@emblibrary.com and let us know who you'd like to see!)
 
William Shakespeare:
There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
  Emily Dickinson:
I dwell in Possibility--A fairer House than Prose--
 
Available in two sizes:
5.88"X7.89" and 4.86"X6.53"
  Available in two sizes:
5.86"X7.96" and 4.86"X6.58"

Ralph Waldo Emerson:
A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.
  Edgar Allan Poe:
'Take thy beak from out my heart, and take thy form from off my door.' Quoth the raven, 'Nevermore.'
 
Available in two sizes:
5.88"X7.96" and 4.86"X6.58"
  Available in two sizes:
5.88"X7.96" and 4.86"X6.58"

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle:
When you have eliminated the impossible,
 whatever remains, however improbable,
must be the truth.
Available in two sizes:
5.86"X7.96" and 4.86"X6.58"


A Cameos of Classics Value Pack

 

Stitch a library of beautiful cameo designs! The Cameos of Classics design packs contain 5 designs, priced at only $9.97! 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

 

 

Lost in Literature


Fancy letters straight out of a medieval illuminated manuscript will make an enchanting embellishment for shirts, tote bags, and more. A dramatic color gradient makes this design uniquely beautiful -- perfect for kids and adults alike.
 
Available in three sizes:
9.41"X2.43" and 6.81"X1.77" and 3.87"X1.01"


Stitch a fairytale with this "Once Upon a Time" design straight out of a magical kingdom.

 
Available in three sizes:
9.26"X5.81" and 6.86"X4.31" and 3.85"X2.42"


Complete your fairytale creations with this fluffy "Happily Ever After" design.
 
Available in three sizes:
6.99"X5.86" and 5.77"X4.84" and 3.87"X3.24"


"It was a dark and stormy night..." This classic example of overwrought, flowery writing is also one of the most famous opening lines of all time.
 
Available in three sizes:
9.40"X4.93" and 6.84"X3.61" and 3.85"X2.02"


Simple, beautiful, and classic: this I Love Reading design will be lovely on a library tote that's sure to be used every week to pick up new books.
 
Available in three sizes:
7.66"X5.82" and 6.34"X4.81" and 3.88"X2.95"


Decorate a fabric cover for a journal with this graceful, swooping design! Antique penmanship makes a beautiful adornment for the front of a book.
 
Available in three sizes:
9.41"X5.58" and 6.88"X4.10" and 3.88"X2.31"


Accent a fabric cover for a blank book with this curly, romantic "Diary" design.
 
Available in three sizes:
9.41"X5.50" and 6.88"X4.09" and 3.87"X2.27"

Customize a blank book with a fabric journal cover! We originally made this project as a sketchbook holder, but it's perfect for holding your daily musings too. An elegant script embroidery design on the cover will complete the literary look.

 

Click here for these free project instructions!



Rather be reading? Show it to the world with this playful book design!
 
Available in three sizes:
8.55"X5.26" and 6.81"X4.21" and 3.86"X2.41"


Show support for your local library with this colorful design! It's perfect for totes, book nook pillows, and more.
 
Available in three sizes:
8.04"X5.81" and 6.65"X4.80" and 3.86"X2.79"


Books are awesome! Declare just how super reading is with this bright design.
 
Available in three sizes:
7.86"X5.83" and 6.50"X4.82" and 3.85"X2.86"


This owl is on the cutting edge of technology. His handy e-book can download just about anything he wants to read ... and it never gets any heavier!
 
Available in three sizes:
5.81"X6.14" and 4.81"X5.08" and 3.66"X3.86"


Simple and classic, a rolled piece of parchment and a quill pen make a lovely literary design.
 
Available in three sizes:
5.82"X6.23" and 4.80"X5.15" and 3.61"X3.87"


A Lost in Literature Value Pack

 

Stitch lots of happy stories with these bookish designs! The Lost in Literature design packs contain 12 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 6 x 10 All designs smaller than 5 x 7 All designs smaller than 4 x 4

 

 

In-the-Hoop Corner Bookmarks

This week brings an all-new style of corner bookmarks, just for you! Stitch them up entirely in the the hoop, adding bits of fabric, then slip them over the corner of your page to keep your place in your current book. They'll make great little gifts!

Click here for free project instructions to assemble your bookmarks!

Flowers Corner Bookmark   Owl Corner Bookmark
 
Available in one size:
3.10"X3.10"
  Available in one size:
3.10"X3.10"

Cross Corner Bookmark   Hearts Corner Bookmark
 
Available in one size:
3.16"X3.16"
  Available in one size:
3.10"X3.10"

Writer's Corner Bookmark   Skeleton Key Corner Bookmark
 
Available in one size:
3.10"X3.10"
  Available in one size:
3.12"X3.12"

 
A In-the-Hoop Corner Bookmarks Design Pack

 

Stitch a batch of corner bookmarks for gifts and more. All 6 of the In-the-Hoop Corner Bookmark designs are available in a value pack, priced at only $9.97! 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 4 x 4

   

 

 

Crafty Cut Bookmarks

That's right -- here are even more new bookmark designs for you, in yet another new style! Affix these little crafty cut applique designs to the top and bottom of a length of ribbon to create a lively bookmark. We've paired them up as shown below ... but feel free to mix and match! You can use them as regular applique designs, too.

Click here for these free project instructions!

Bumblebee   Happy Flower
 
Available in one size:
1.78"X1.90"
  Available in one size:
1.97"X1.90"

Ladybug   Flower
 
Available in one size:
1.88"X1.95"
  Available in one size:
1.74"X2.00"

Rose   Leaf
 
Available in one size:
1.93"X2.00"
  Available in one size:
2.19"X1.56"

Butterfly   Heart
 
Available in one size:
1.88"X1.58"
  Available in one size:
2.00"X1.80"

Owl   Feather
 
Available in one size:
1.87"X2.25"
  Available in one size:
2.20"X1.67"

Book   Coffee
 
Available in one size:
1.96"X1.65"
  Available in one size:
1.99"X1.48"

 
A Crafty Cut Bookmarks Design Pack

 

Get all these little crafty cut applique designs at a delightful discount! All 12 of the Crafty Cut Bookmark designs are available in a value pack, priced at only $10.97! 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 4 x 4

   


 

Bookmarks are an old favorite here at Embroidery Library! Over the years we've created a variety of different styles to suit every style and personality. Discover some new ideas and start crafting up versatile and popular bookmarks for yourself, for gifts, and for craft fairs...
 

Lots of in-the-hoop bookmark designs mean you'll find something perfect for everyone on your list. Stitch in-the-hoop bookmarks on ultrasuede for a completely different and lush look. Freestanding lace bookmarks are easy to stitch up, and make for delightful little gifts.

Take lace bookmarks to the next level with two kinds of tassels. This spirited designs are sure to delight at the church craft fair! Weave ribbon through the lace of these specially designed bookmarks. You'll love this twist on an old classic. To stitch multi-colored lace, change the bobbin thread at each color stop to match the top. Try out the Christmas medley, stacked gifts, dreidel, and piano.

 


Summer is almost over, and Sunbonnet Sue and Fisherman Fred are ready to head back to school! Books strapped together with a belt lend an old-fashioned touch to this classic pair of designs. Stitch them on something special for the wonderful educators in your life!
 

Fisherman Fred

  Sunbonnet Sue

 

Available in three sizes:
6.06"X5.84" and 5.05"X4.86" and 3.84"X3.70"

  Available in three sizes:
6.06"X5.83" and 5.05"X4.85" and 3.84"X3.69"


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