Embroidery Library
Spring into Color

NEW THIS WEEK - April 27th, 2011

Spring into Color

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Spring is a time for color. Purple crocuses, yellow daffodils, and tulips in every color of the rainbow poke their heads above the ground and chase away the grey, blue, and cold color palette of winter.

New designs this week celebrate spring and color. Floral designs have been carefully drawn and digitized to produce magnificent shading and a hand-painted effect. Blending and color transition is on full display, as we make our way from winter to spring.

A garden of delightful new designs incorporates the use of Mylar, that sparkling shiny foil. Bling up everything by incorporating this trendy medium in your embroidery.

Make your way down the page to see this fantastic assortment of new designs, and spring into color!

A tote bag made from a pillowcase - what a dreamy idea! It's lined for extra strength and support. Click here for free project instructions!

Spring into Color

Butterflies are a beautiful and traditional sign of spring. They make their way through several stages, transitioning into their final form with colorful, delicate wings. Signs of transformation, new beginning, and new life, butterflies also have deep spiritual meaning, too. Designed in a "hand-painted" style, this design is a beautiful addition to your embroidery projects.


Available in three sizes:
7.79"X7.79" and 5.86"X5.88" and 4.83"X4.86"

Butterfly Only:

A sweet bluebird, surrounded by colorful flowers. The blending, shading, and graceful leaves emulate a hand-painted effect. The design below is stitched in bright, vibrant hues. Experiment with color -- and share your results by emailing project photos to stitch@emblibrary.com!


Available in three sizes:
7.79"X6.62" and 6.91"X5.86" and 5.71"X4.85"

Bird Only:

A stylized tulip, surrounded by a wreath of flowers, leaves, and vines. A beautiful addition to spring towels, placemats, table runners, tote bags -- and garments, too! Stitch onto cozy sweatshirts and jackets for a fashionable look on cooler spring evenings.


Available in three sizes:
7.78"X6.91" and 6.61"X5.86" and 5.45"X4.87"

Tulip Only:

A blooming heart, surrounded by artful foliage, and created with a hand-painted effect. Perfect for those who love to garden -- and equally wonderful on tote bags for the grocery store or farmer's market!


Available in three sizes:
7.80"X7.60" and 5.99"X5.85" and 4.95"X4.84"

Heart Only:

At this time of year, gardeners can't wait to play in the dirt. In this design, the word "Grow" is surrounded by delicate and elegant flowers and foliage. Stitch as encouragement for the seeds and young plants in your garden or flowerbed.


Available in three sizes:
7.80"X6.73" and 6.79"X5.86" and 5.61"X4.86"

Grow Text Only:

Soon gardens and flowerbeds will be bursting with color, as blossoms in every shade of the rainbow flutter in the gentle spring breeze. The design below is stitched in shades of green, purple and orange. Experiment with color to match your personal preference and taste.


Available in three sizes:
7.80"X6.90" and 6.62"X5.86" and 5.47"X4.86"

Bloom Text Only:

A flower with yellow and orange petals represents the sun above the word "Shine." Add a bright and sunny look to shirts, totes, pillows, and more, with this warm and cheery design.


Available in three sizes:
7.76"X6.75" and 6.69"X5.82" and 5.53"X4.81"

Shine Text Only:

After a long winter, sunshine and refreshing breezes puts sunny smiles on many faces. Designed in a hand-painted style, this design features graceful stylized flowers, and the word "Smile."


Available in three sizes:
7.80"X7.31" and 6.27"X5.85" and 5.18"X4.85"

Smile Text Only:

Spring into Color Design Packs

The above designs are ready to spring into color, and into your embroidery projects. They're available individually above, or order them in a design pack! Stitch these beautifully digitized designs onto shirts, table linens, towels, totes, and more.

There are 16 designs in the pack, for only $24.97!  Click on a link below to see the designs in the pack, and add the pack to your basket.
The pack is available in 3 sizes:

**Lg -  Designs smaller than 7.9"x7.9"
**Md -  Designs smaller than 6"x10"
**Sm -   Designs smaller than 5"x7"

Flowers in Flight

In these designs, favorite birds carry spring flowers onto your embroidery projects. Beautiful burst of color are ready to land on tote bags, pillows, table linens, jackets, and more! And, the birds in flight are also available without flowers, too. Use them in conjunction with the floral designs, or on their own in a separate project.

Flying Chickadee with Daisies

Flying Bluebird with Tulips


Available in two sizes:
3.93"X3.78" and 3.25"X3.12"

Bird Only:
3.93"X3.52" and 3.25"X2.92"

  Available in two sizes:
5.70"X4.50" and 4.71"X3.71"

Bird Only:
5.70"X3.97" and 3.86"X2.68"

Flying Barn Swallow with Crocuses

Flying European Robin with Pansies


Available in two sizes:
4.27"X4.15" and 3.52"X3.43"

Bird Only:
3.84"X4.15" and 3.17"X3.43"

  Available in two sizes:
6.01"X5.85" and 4.97"X4.84"

Bird Only:
4.86"X5.41" and 3.46"X3.86"

Flying Superb Fairy Wren with Blossoms

Flying Cardinal with Daffodils


Available in two sizes:
3.29"X3.33" and 2.72"X2.76"

Bird Only:
3.29"X2.48" and 2.72"X2.05"

  Available in two sizes:
6.46"X5.84" and 5.34"X4.83"

Bird Only:
6.46"X4.32" and 3.83"X2.58"

Flowers in Flight Design Packs

The birds in flight with flower designs are available for individual purchase by clicking the links above. Or, purchase the design pack to get an even greater discount! Get all 12 designs in the pack, for only $14.97! That's an even deeper discount than purchasing each design individually! Click on a link below and add the pack to your basket.
The pack is available in 2 sizes:

**Lg -  Designs smaller than 6"x10"
**Sm -  Designs smaller than 5"x7"

Sparkling Wings & Things (Mylar)

Mylar, also known as "foil gift wrap," adds sparkle and shimmer to embroidery projects. Mylar is found at most party supply stores and craft stores (check the gift wrap section, it's usually there), and paired with specially digitized applique designs, results in springtime bling in your embroidery projects. If you're new to stitching with Mylar, click here for a free tutorial.
Available in two sizes:
5.71"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.25"

A butterfly, with Mylar in its body and wings. Beautiful in springtime wall hangings! Or, stitch on transparent fabric (organza or tulle) and fashion into suncatchers for your windows.

Available in two sizes:
5.40"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.44"

A springtime turtle, with a shiny, iridescent Mylar shell. Fun on decorative linens, table skirts, and table runners, too.
Available in two sizes:
6.85"X4.03" and 3.84"X2.26"

This little snail has a shiny, sparkling shell and body. Whirls and swirls of stitching are light and delicate, allowing the sparkle of the Mylar to shine.

Available in two sizes:
6.75"X4.85" and 3.84"X2.76"

Sparkling Wings & Things Design Packs

The above Mylar applique designs can be purchased individually by clicking the links above -- or buy all four designs in a pack! Get all 4 designs in the pack, for only $6.97!  Click on a link below and add the pack to your basket.
The pack is available in 2 sizes:

**Lg -  Designs smaller than 5"x7"
**Sm -  Designs smaller than 4"x4"

Blooming with Brilliance (Mylar)

In these designs, Mylar has been paired with light and delicate vintage stitching. The result is easy-breezy and airy springtime scenes. In the design below, a ladybug finds a colorful home among artful, vintage-stitch flowers.
Available in four sizes:
7.76"X7.76" and 5.86"X5.86" and 4.86"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.86"

A buzzing bee zooms around a Mylar flower. Mylar is available in many shades; use brighter, lighter, or darker shades, depending on your project and personal preference.
Available in four sizes:
7.78"X7.76" and 5.89"X5.86" and 4.88"X4.86" and 3.88"X3.86"

A light and delicate butterfly flutters around this Mylar flower. Diamond stitches in the stems, and checkered stitching in the leaves, brings to mind the vintage hand embroidery stitches.
Available in four sizes:
7.72"X7.77" and 5.85"X5.87" and 4.81"X4.84" and 3.85"X3.87"

A snail creeps along the leaf of this Mylar flower, blazing in brilliance. A bold and colorful look on decorative linens, tote bags, spring cozies, and more!
Available in four sizes:
7.76"X7.76" and 5.86"X5.86" and 4.86"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.86"

Stitch a garden of Mylar flowers as a border to wall hangings, table runners, and table cloths.
Available in two sizes:
9.40"X3.08" and 6.85"X2.25"

This design features a pair of Mylar flowers, and a flirty butterfly above. Add shimmer and sparkle to borders and edges with this colorful, light and breezy design.
Available in two sizes:
9.40"X3.63" and 6.00"X2.33"

Smallest size also available in a split version with two files both smaller than:

Blooming with Brilliance (Mylar) Design Packs

The above Mylar applique floral designs can be purchased individually above, or order them in a design pack! Click on a link below to the size that you need for your machine or project, and add the pack to your basket -- prices are listed below!
The pack is available in 5 sizes:

**XXL - (7 designs, $10.43) - 7.9"x10" size
**XL -  (7 designs, $10.43) - 7.9"x7.9" size
**Lg -  (7 designs, $10.43) - 6"x10" size
**Md -  (7 designs, $10.43) - 5"x7" size
**Sm -  (5 designs, $7.45) - 4"x4" size

Mylar Fairies

The sparkle and shine of Mylar is magical - nearly magical as fairies! Below a fairy with Mylar wings carries a flower, filled with brilliant Mylar petals.
Available in three sizes:
6.97"X10.85" and 5.81"X9.04" and 4.40"X6.85"

A fairy floats in the air, tending lovingly to a flower that sparkles in her Mylar garden.
Available in three sizes:
6.98"X7.21" and 5.82"X6.01" and 4.85"X5.00"

Perfect Blend

Winter is a transition from darker, shorter days to brighter and sunnier ones. This grouping of designs demonstrates that transition with bold, bright colors. See each design transition from bold to bright to light! Open areas in the designs allow them to drape beautifully on shirts, skirts, and dresses.


Available in two sizes:
5.49"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.40"

  Available in two sizes:
5.65"X4.85" and 3.86"X3.32"

Flowers transition from brown to red, purple to green. Experiment with colors to see the combinations that you can create!


Available in two sizes:
4.85"X6.57" and 2.85"X3.85"

  Available in two sizes:
4.86"X4.85" and 3.86"X3.85"

Butterflies in shades of silver and lemon, chocolate and turquoise. Choose your favorite color palette, and spring into color with a perfect blend!


Available in two sizes:
5.12"X4.83" and 3.86"X3.65"

  Available in two sizes:
6.07"X4.85" and 3.86"X3.08"

A brown hummingbird blends into a green flower; on the right, a turquoise turtle moves to green and light yellow.


Available in two sizes:
6.14"X4.84" and 3.86"X3.06"

  Available in two sizes:
6.86"X3.17" and 3.86"X1.78"

Perfect Blend Design Packs

Purchase the designs individually by clicking on the above links, or buy them in a design pack! Order the pack, and get all 8 designs for $12.97! Click on a link below and add the pack to your basket.
The pack is available in 2 sizes:

**Lg -  Designs smaller than 5"x7"
**Sm -  Designs smaller than 4"x4"

It's crafty and collectible! 2011 is a year to celebrate crafting and all the joy that it brings to our lives. To celebrate our love of sewing and embroidery, a new Crafty Collectibles design will be offered every Wednesday in 2011. Check this space every week to see the new design!

This week's Crafty Collectible is: A Crafty Stamp of Approval

Nothing spells "crafty" more than scissors, thimble, classic tomato pincushion, and a spool of thread. Give your projects a stamp of approval with this clever design!

Available in two sizes:
4.85"X5.98" and 3.12"X3.87"

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