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Birds Around the World

NEW THIS WEEK - September 9th, 2009

 

Birds Around the World

Free Project Instructions!

Take wing and fly around the world with this week's stunning new designs, featuring birds depicted in art styles from all over the globe!

 

Italian majolica gets translated from its traditional medium of pottery to embroidery designs perfect for table runners, aprons, placemats, and so much more kitchen and dining decor. Stitch some delicate Asian flair with colorful parakeets and cherry blossoms that will look beautiful on pillows and garments. Journey to Central and South America with tropical toucan designs inspired by traditional Kuna textile art!

 

Elegant and worldly damask gets a down-home twist with roosters framed by intriguing swirls. The mythically powerful raven is drawn and framed in intricate Celtic knotwork. Henna body decoration from India and beyond gets the embroidery treatment in stunningly detailed mehndi designs. And, take a bird-watching safari across the African jungles and deserts with a trio of beautiful birds!

 

Scroll down the page to see these lively new designs, and start stitching some creatively cultured decor and fashions!

Embroidery Library stitcher Betty shows you how to sew and embroider this handy tote bag!
Click here for project instructions.


 
Majolica

This vibrantly colored rooster design is made in the style of majolica, an Italian tin-glazed pottery style popular since the Renaissance. Cobalt blue, antimony yellow, copper green, and iron-oxide orange create the characteristic colors popular in kitchens around the world. Stitch this lively design on aprons, table runners, towels, and much more!
 

Available in three sizes:
7.27"X7.82" and 5.87"X6.30" and 4.86"X5.21"



This bold floral majolica design is gorgeous alone on towels and table toppers, or repeated as a border on curtains and tablecloths. 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"X4.70" and 6.00"X3.25"



A narrow floral majolica border lends a bright Italian touch to all kinds of decor. The medium size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.
 

Available in three sizes:
9.39"X2.37" and 5.97"X1.61" and 3.84"X0.98"


Brightly colored flowers bloom in the
corners of napkins, placemats, and more.
  A smaller version of the majolica rooster
livens up your worldly kitchen creations.

 

Available in two sizes:
4.84"X4.86" and 3.83"X3.86"

  Available in one size:
3.45"X3.75"


A Majolica Value Pack

 

Bring Italian flair to your kitchen and beyond with these bright majolica designs. The extra large and medium design packs contain 8 designs, priced at only $10.97! The large and small packs contain 7 designs, 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 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

Inspired by traditional Italian pottery, these colorful majolica designs are perfect for all kinds of kitchen decor! Make your cooking time even more colorful with a basic apron adorned with majolica stitching. Plus, find more inspiration in Embroidery Library's other kitchen decor projects!

Click here for these free project instructions!


 

 

Pretty Parakeets


Delicate cherry blossoms and brightly plumed parakeets make a splendid feature for your Chinese or Japanese decor. Picture these wonderfully vibrant birds on pillows, shirts, placemats, and more!
 

Available in three sizes:
6.79"X7.80" and 5.85"X6.72" and 4.85"X5.55"



A brightly colored parakeet perches on a cherry blossom branch in this design that looks great alone, or repeated as a border. 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"X4.76" and 5.99"X3.08"



A branch full of cherry blossoms gently extends across this narrow border design. The medium size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.
 

Available in three sizes:
9.04"X2.65" and 5.96"X1.81" and 3.85"X1.13"


Perch this parakeet in the corner of your
favorite projects for a splash of color.
  Accent your Asian decor with
this pretty little parakeet.

 

Available in two sizes:
4.85"X6.12" and 3.05"X3.85"

  Available in one size:
2.72"X3.84"


A Pretty Parakeet Value Pack

 

Perch these pretty Asian parakeets wherever you please! The extra large and medium design packs contain 8 designs, priced at only $10.97! The large and small packs contain 7 designs, 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 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

 

 

Tropical Toucan


The Kuna people indigenous to Panama and Colombia create beautiful and distinctive textiles called molas, made up of layers of brightly colored fabric. That lively look has inspired these stitched embroidery designs, wonderful on cultured tote bags, shirts, and lots more.
 

Available in three sizes:
7.33"X7.81" and 5.87"X6.24" and 4.87"X5.16"



Colorful spirals and zigzags decorate this rectangle featuring a toucan in a traditional Kuna art style. The smaller size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.
 

Available in two sizes:
9.41"X4.80" and 6.00"X3.26"



Spirals and leaf motifs will look stunning repeated as a border along hemlines, curtains, tablecloths, and purse straps. 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"X2.38" and 6.00"X1.71" and 3.86"X0.98"


This tropical corner is just the thing to
liven up napkins, placemats, and more.
  A solo version of the tropical toucan is perfect for small accents on your worldly crafts.

 

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

  Available in one size:
2.59"X3.86"


A Tropical Toucan Value Pack

 

Surround yourself with color using these Tropical Toucan designs. The extra large and medium design packs contain 8 designs, priced at only $10.97! The large and small packs contain 7 designs, 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 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

Learn the tricks to getting embroidery tucked right in the corners of pre-made napkins and placemats! This week's new designs, including the fabulously colorful tropical toucan, are well suited for livening up linens like these.

Click here for these free project instructions!


 

 

Damask Rooster


Bring the refined, worldly flair of damask to your kitchen with this intricately stitched rooster, framed by captivating swirls! This one-color design is great for creating an elegant tone-on-tone look on table runners, aprons, placemats, and more.
 

Available in two sizes:
5.86"X7.44" and 4.86"X6.15"



A bold damask rooster is framed by symmetrical swirls. The smaller size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.
 

Available in two sizes:
9.41"X4.72" and 6.00"X3.14"



Complement your damask roosters with this narrow border on tablecloths, curtains, aprons, 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"X2.40" and 6.00"X1.76" and 3.86"X0.98"


A damask rooster corner is perfect
for napkins and placemats.
  Stitch this simple damask rooster on
pot holders, placemats, and more.

 

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

  Available in one size:
3.28"X3.51"


A Damask Rooster Value Pack

 

Stitch a striking look for your kitchen with these damask rooster designs. The large design pack contains 10 designs, priced at only $10.97! The small pack contains 7 designs, 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 6 x 10

 

All designs smaller than 5 x 7

Class up your kitchen and dining decor with these damask rooster designs! This elegant table runner is the perfect setting for tone-on-tone stitching, and easy to match to your home's colors.

Click here for these free project instructions!


 

Celtic Raven

Few birds have achieved the significance of the raven in cultures around the world. In Native American legends it's a trickster and the creator of the world, in Norse stories they're the messengers of Odin, and in Celtic mythology the raven is associated with powerful warriors. This bold raven in beautiful Celtic knotwork will look stunning on everything from pillows to warm autumn pullovers.
 

Available in three sizes:
9.41"X5.71" and 7.81"X4.74" and 6.83"X4.14"



Framed by Celtic knotwork, this raven design will look stunning alone or repeated as a bold border. The simple yet striking color scheme is easy to change to fit your project. The smaller size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.
 

Available in two sizes:
9.43"X4.72" and 6.00"X3.09"



Delicate Celtic knotwork scrolls along this rich border design, perfect for curtains, tablecloths, and hemlines. 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"X2.36" and 6.00"X1.66" and 3.87"X0.99"


Dress up shirts, pillows, and more with this
corner-shaped raven knotwork design.
  Accent crafts of mythical proportions
with this little Celtic knotwork raven.

 

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

  Available in one size:
3.01"X2.21"


A Celtic Raven Value Pack

 

Stitch these designs together for a stunning, mythic look! The large and small design packs contain 7 designs, priced at only $10.97! The medium design pack contains 8 designs, 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 6 x 10 All designs smaller than 7.9 x 7.9 All designs smaller than 5 x 7


 
Mehndi Peacock

From India to North Africa, many of the world's oldest cultures celebrate weddings and other special events by painting the honored person with henna. These mehndi embroidery designs, featuring the ever-popular peacock, celebrate that ancient art that's become fashionable around the world. Intricate one-color stitching creates a cultured look on pillows, curtains, and even shirts and skirts.
 

Available in three sizes:
7.52"X7.77" and 5.82"X6.01" and 4.82"X4.97"



A peacock shows off its feathers in this nearly symmetrical design, perfect for borders or using alone. 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"X4.71" and 6.00"X3.17"



Amazingly intricate mehndi patterns make up this lovely narrow border. 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"X2.38" and 5.97"X1.62" and 3.86"X0.99"


"Tattoo" napkins, shirts, and more
with this delicate corner design.
  Paisley-like swirls make a wonderful accent for your mehndi peacock embroidery.

 

Available in two sizes:
4.85"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.85"

  Available in one size:
3.26"X1.82"


A Mehndi Peacock Value Pack

 

Craft an intricately embellished project with all these mehndi designs. The extra large and medium design packs contain 8 designs, priced at only $10.97! The large and small packs contain 7 designs, 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 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

Decorate your home with henna when you stitch these intricate mehndi designs on a picture window pillow! This cleverly constructed project uses two contrasting colors and fabrics to showcase these stunning monochrome designs.

Click here for these free project instructions!


 

 

African Feathers


The vibrant colors and shapes of African art are on display in this all natural embroidery design featuring a crowned crane, hornbill, and ostrich. Bring a touch of Africa's jungles and deserts to pillows, placemats, and more!
 

Available in three sizes:
7.12"X7.77" and 5.85"X6.42" and 4.85"X5.33"



The showy plumage of the crowned crane stands out in this rectangular design, stunning solo or as a border. The smaller size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.
 

Available in two sizes:
9.21"X4.67" and 5.99"X3.10"



African grasses wave in this narrow border design, great repeated on curtains and sheets. The medium size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.
 

Available in three sizes:
9.40"X2.39" and 5.99"X1.65" and 3.85"X0.99"


Perch this hornbill in the corners of
shirts, pillows, napkins, and more.
  Let this little ostrich adorn
all kinds of wild worldly decor.

 

Available in two sizes:
4.98"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.77"

  Available in one size:
3.26"X3.50"


A African Feathers Value Pack

 

Take a bird-watching safari with your embroidery machine when you stitch all these designs on wild decor! The extra large and medium design packs contain 8 designs, priced at only $10.97! The large and small packs contain 7 designs, 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 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

 

 

Get in touch with your creative side when you stitch this Artistic Tweet on tote bags, aprons, and more! Five birds use their talents to draw, paint, sculpt, and otherwise make their artsy visions come true. Creative types of all stripes will love this design!

 

Available in two sizes:
5.86"X9.34" and 4.28"X6.82"



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