Embroidery Library
Coffee Talk!

NEW THIS WEEK - January 17th, 2007:

Coffee Talk!

Free Project Instructions!

Transform an old suitcoat into beautiful accessories for your home and wardrobe. 

Coffee and tea -- hot beverages fundamental to life -- enrich the experience of a lazy, sunny morning, complement a meeting of good friends, bolster a drive to work, and refresh us at midday.

Designs this week pay tribute to that comforting cup of coffee or tea. Quirky caffeine aficionados "espresso" themselves in illustrations of the power of java -- perfect for shirts, totes, towels, and more.

Find your favorite coffee accessories in designs that depict an espresso machine, a French press, a tall Mocha, even an antique coffee grinder. Pour a steaming mug of your favorite brew, and watch a Dollar Delight line-art design stitch out
before you reach the bottom of the cup.

And if you prefer a light cup of tea to industrial-strength coffee, then climb aboard for a quick tour to check out a beautiful collection of teapots from China, Japan, England, and India.


Grab that cup o' coffee, a spot of tea, or toasty mug of cocoa, and enjoy the new designs this week.!

Coffee-Loving Characters
Any coffee aficionado knows that although there are many hours in the day, the minutes only make sense with a hot cup of coffee standing by. Match these illustrated words to live by to your favorite coffee addicts and sew, sew, sew shirts, totes, gifts, placemats, more.
Coffee-Craving Connie
Do you know someone who's literally on strike until the coffee is made?
Sew a little thread art for her office while she's waiting for that first cup.
Available in two sizes:
5.86"X7.15" and 4.85"X5.91"

Good Morning Molly
Start the day off right, and on her good side! Keep the pot percolating
 and sew this design on her robes, nightshirts, and cozy sweatshirts.
Available in two sizes:
5.85"X6.61" and 4.85"X5.46"

Sweet Tooth Sally
The coffee shop offers more than coffee, you know!
Available in two sizes:
5.86"X7.53" and 4.86"X6.26"

Energetic Elizabeth
Emboldened by three cups of coffee, Elizabeth fulfills her lifelong dream to be a dancer !
Available in two sizes:
5.86"X8.18" and 4.84"X6.84"

I <Heart> Mornings
In every family, it seems, there's at least one member who's an early riser. Stitch this on morning
coats and robes for those who rise before the sun! Fun to sew for kitchen linens, too, and perfect
for gift sets.
Available in two sizes:
9.41"X4.44" and 6.81"X3.22"

A Coffee Lover's
Value Pack

this cast of quirky characters on gifts for the gals at work, the baristas at your
favorite coffee shop, or the neighbors who gather at your kitchen table!  The 5 coffee designs
above are available in a value pack, priced at only $7.97! Click on the links or images
below to see the designs included in the pack, and add this value pack to your shopping basket!
All designs smaller than 6 x 10   All designs smaller than 5 x 7

Espresso Machine
With a hiss and a cloud of steam, freshly brewed espresso pours into the waiting cup.
A barista (Italian bartender), "pulls" a shot of espresso from the machine, which, under high
pressure, forces very hot water through finely ground, dark roasted coffee beans. Invented in Milan,
Italy, the process achieves a thicker consistency than drip coffee, and is not for the faint-hearted. But the strong brew also holds its own as the coffee base for lattes, cappuccini, macchiati, and mochas.
Available in two sizes:
5.87"X7.08" and 4.86"X5.85"

Antique coffee grinder
Coffee like Great Grandma used to make!  This old coffee grinder was a prized "appliance" in pioneer kitchens of the 19th century. A sweet image in thread art that's just made to match treasured antiques.
Turn the handle on this old-fashioned grinder -- and sew it on towels, kitchen accessories, and wall art.
Available in two sizes:
8.48"X5.85" and 6.84"X4.72"

Mocha Magic
Add a volume of milk, a dab of chocolate, and a flourish of whipped cream --
it's coffee and dessert, all in one!  And super fun to sew on a shirt to wear to the coffee shop.
With this design on display, we'll never have to "order" our favorite drink.
Available in two sizes:
5.88"X8.11" and 4.87"X6.71"

Coffee Connoisseur
A coffee connoisseur can distinguish between thousands of blends
of coffees grown in 50 equatorial countries...and is very happy to taste each one.
Available in two sizes:
5.86"X6.54" and 4.81"X5.36"

French Press
 Popularized by the French, and a favorite of coffee fanatics everywhere, this coffee brewing device captures more coffee flavor than traditional drip brewing, which traps essential oils in paper filters. Depending on the county one is in, this apparatus may also be known as a coffee plunger, press pot, or
cafetiļæ½re. The method involves a plunger, a screen, coarse-ground coffee, and boiling hot water.
The result is coffee that is stronger and thicker and has more sediment.
Available in two sizes:
5.87"X6.38" and 4.81"X5.23"


Tantalizing Teapots from Around the World
Relax with a cup of hot tea and stitch a world tour of beautiful tea sets. Create linen sets for
a tea ceremony, tea party, or even tea for two!  Quilt the collection into a wall hanging for a cozy kitchen. Sew your favorites on kitchen accessories or line a basket and add special teas for a
grand gift set. The possibilities are endless!
Chinese Teapot
China, the birthplace of tea, took the teapot from a simple brewing implement to a work of art. Inspired by the YiXing (pronounced ee-shing) teapots of old, this teapot design reflects the natural beauty of bamboo. 
  Chinese Teacup
Available in two sizes:
4.95"X4.83" and 3.85"X3.77"
  Available in two sizes:
2.22"X1.26" and 1.76"X0.99"

Indian Teapot
This graceful teapot is inspired by the architecture and familiar paisley designs common to India, a leading exporter of tea. Tea plants were brought to India from China and were cultivated early in the 4th century.
  Indian Teacup
Available in two sizes:
5.45"X4.78" and 3.86"X3.40"
  Available in two sizes:
2.08"X1.57" and 1.50"X1.13"

English Teapot
When tea arrived in Europe, it was a luxury that only the wealthy could afford. To properly serve this delicacy, porcelain was invented, and whole tea services were devised, including tray, spoons, creamers, sugar bowls, and canisters. Tea became a cultural symbol.
  English Teacup
Available in two sizes:
5.77"X4.81" and 3.86"X3.23"
  Available in two sizes:
2.75"X2.15" and 1.85"X1.45"

Japanese Teapot
The Japanese elevated tea to an art form.  When a Buddhist priest
saw how tea enhanced religious meditation in China, he created the Japanese tea ceremony. This traditional Japanese Kyusu teapot is known for its shape and unique side handle. It's decorated with cherry blossoms, a metaphor in Japanese art for the ephemeral nature of life.
  Japanese Teacup
Available in two sizes:
5.48"X4.78" and 3.85"X3.35"
  Available in two sizes:
2.85"X1.86" and 2.02"X1.31"

A Teapots from Around the World
Value Pack

The 8 teapot designs above are available in a value pack, priced at only $11.97!
Click on the links or images below to see the designs included in the pack, and add
this value pack to your shopping basket!
All designs smaller than 5 x 7   All designs smaller than 4 x 4


Dollar Delights
Whether crazy about coffee or completely taken with tea, you can sip a cup while these
quick-stitching line-art designs create some fast and frugal projects in your sewing room.
Excellent for embellishing towels, tea cozies, and kitchen accessories.
Just click on the images or links below, and add the designs to your basket -- just $1 each!

Coffee carafe and mug - only $1.00    Teapot with cup and saucer- only $1.00
Available in two sizes:
4.85"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.85"
  Available in two sizes:
6.01"X4.85" and 3.86"X3.11"

Mug and saucer - only $1.00   Footed teacup with bag and spoon - only $1.00
Available in two sizes:
4.86"X5.95" and 3.18"X3.86"
  Available in two sizes:
4.85"X5.17" and 3.64"X3.86"

Special Request of the Week
Embroidery Library is always inspired by your design suggestions, and we thank you for sending
us tons of terrific ideas, which we regularly incorporate into the weekly design themes. As a way
to expand on designs for specific quests, this space is dedicated to the "Request of the Week."
Here is this week's request:

Seashore Story for the Nursery
Deb is part of a WAHM (Work At Home Moms) group that enjoys making items for children and families. "I have many customers who like to use ocean themes for their babies' rooms," she wrote. "An octopus applique would be great to put on bibs, hooded towels, burp cloths, even diapers."  This was such a good idea, we just swam with it! So here's Deb's octopus and a whole school of happy, friendly sea critters.


Deb says cloth diapers are "wonderful for the environment, economical, and healthy for baby."
Her work can be found on
www.madebymama.com under Deb's Diapers and Doodads.

Captain Maury Octopus   Captain Flint, the Friendly Shark
Available in one size:
  Available in one size:

Professor Pierre Pelican   Robert Louis Sea Turtle
Available in one size:
  Available in one size:

Captain Jules Clown Fish   Captain Vern Blue Tang
Available in one size:
  Available in one size:


A Sea Life Applique Value Pack

The 6 sea life designs above are available in a value pack,
priced at only $8.97!
Click on the links or images below to
see the designs included in the pack, and add this value
pack to your shopping basket!


All designs smaller than 4 x 4    

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