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Christmas Victoriana

NEW THIS WEEK - October 27th, 2010


Christmas Victoriana

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Victorian style and Christmas cheer go hand-in-hand. Extravagant, colorful, and rich, this week's new designs will dazzle with timeless holiday spirit!


Victorian collages feature classic Christmas icons -- a Santa cameo, lush poinsettias, clanging golden bells, and more. Opulent in-the-hoop ornaments use Mylar as an applique, and the result is sparkle and shine.

Holiday greetings combine beautiful renditions of Christmas images with fancy, flourishing text. Wintry silhouettes stand out against an indigo sky, encircled by ornate frames. And fashionable redwork will add fun flair to all sorts of Christmas decorations. Even Sue and Fred make a cameo appearance!


Scroll down the page to see all these glamorous new designs!

Shiny Mylar material adds sparkle and glitz to special new Christmas designs. Learn the basics of embroidering with Mylar, and see how to construct these shimmering in-the-hoop Mylar ornaments!


Victorian Christmas Collages

Embrace the opulence of Victorian style with this festive Christmas collage, overflowing with decorations and joy! A Santa cameo, a crazy quilt stocking, and clanging golden bells are accented with ornaments, snowflakes, holly, ribbons, and pearls. This richly colored design will be delightful on stockings, pillows, wall hangings, and more merry Christmas decor!

Available in three sizes:
7.80"X7.66" and 5.96"X5.86" and 4.93"X4.86"

Santa Cameo

Crazy Quilt Stocking Bells and Holly

Available in one size:

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A silvery butterfly and blooming poinsettias are surrounded by snowflake-keys, icy snowflakes, holly, ribbon, and pearls. This design brings graceful beauty to all sorts of Christmas creations!

Available in three sizes:
7.81"X7.78" and 5.89"X5.86" and 4.87"X4.84"


Potted Poinsettia Single Poinsettia

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Satin, beads, and jewelry findings make this luxurious keepsake box worthy of a festive collage of Victorian embroidery. Make your own out of a pre-made wooden box and lots of pretty materials. Makes a lovely gift or holiday decoration.


Click here for these free project instructions!



Victorian Christmas: Applique with Mylar!

Mylar is hot stuff! These new designs use the thin, shiny material as applique to bring a whole new level of sparkle to your embroidery. You can find Mylar sold as gift wrap at craft and party stores (sometimes called "foil tissue"). It's the same material that makes up foil balloons -- you can cut those up and use them for the embroidery, too! These designs are digitized with sheer, open stitching to leave the Mylar piece intact while letting the metallic surface shine through. Click here for instructions (it's easy -- just like applique!), and use these designs to bring lots of sparkle to Christmas creations.
Sparkling Bell   Bright Holly


Available in two sizes:
5.10"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.64"


Available in two sizes:
5.10"X4.83" and 3.85"X3.62"

Shining Poinsettia   Frosty Glow Snowflakes


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


Available in two sizes:
5.68"X4.82" and 3.85"X3.28"

Sparkling Ornaments   Radiant Christmas Roses


Available in two sizes:
6.34"X4.84" and 3.85"X2.95"


Available in two sizes:
6.82"X4.62" and 3.85"X2.59"

A Victorian Christmas (Mylar) Value Pack


Stitch lots of holiday sparkle with these unique designs. The Victorian Christmas (Mylar) 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



A In-the-Hoop Victorian Christmas Ornaments (Mylar)

Trim the tree with these glimmering ornament designs! A piece of shiny Mylar makes up the background of each ornament, while sheer stitching on top lets it sparkle through. Hanging on the tree between twinkling lights, they'll look just beautiful! Click here for instructions to assemble your ornaments -- they're simple, straightforward in-the-hoop designs. Make your Christmas merry and bright!

Trim the Tree Ornament

  Sparkling Stocking Ornament


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Heavenly Angel Ornament

  Peaceful Dove Ornament


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Ringing Bell Ornament

  Christmas Star Ornament


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Christmas Shine Ornament

  Christmas Wish Ornament


Available in one size:

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Christmas Spirit Ornament

  Christmas Cheer Ornament


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  Available in one size:

Christmas Sparkle Ornament

  Shining Star Ornament


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A In-the-Hoop Christmas Ornaments (Mylar) Design Pack


Decorate in decadent style with sparkly ornaments you stitch yourself. The In-the-Hoop Christmas Ornaments (Mylar) design pack contains 12 designs, priced at only $19.97! 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




Victorian Christmas Tidings

Old-fashioned text with swirls and flourishes make up a merry holiday greeting perfect for all sorts of festive stitchery -- pillows, sweatshirts, towels, wall hangings, stockings, and anything else you wish. The intricate decoration on this ornament design is sure to charm friends and family!

Available in three sizes:
7.42"X5.81" and 6.13"X4.81" and 3.86"X3.03"

A dove with an olive branch -- an age-old symbol of peace -- makes an ornate "Peace on Earth" design.

Available in three sizes:
7.73"X5.80" and 6.39"X4.80" and 3.86"X2.88"

Jingling bells and bold red ribbons will inspire you to "Deck the Halls."

Available in three sizes:
7.02"X5.86" and 5.76"X4.82" and 3.86"X3.24"

Green holly leaves and bright red berries bring cheer to this "Happy Christmas" design.

Available in three sizes:
7.10"X5.81" and 5.87"X4.81" and 3.85"X3.18"

An ornate rendition of the Christmas star shines in this beautiful "Goodwill to All" design.

Available in three sizes:
7.45"X5.86" and 6.16"X4.83" and 3.86"X3.05"

A spring of mistletoe with a festive red bow decorates this lovely "Happy Holidays" design.

Available in three sizes:
5.76"X5.86" and 4.81"X4.90" and 3.80"X3.87"

A Victorian Christmas Tidings Value Pack


Send holiday greetings far and wide with these designs. The Victorian Christmas Tidings 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 6 x 10 All designs smaller than 5 x 7 All designs smaller than 4 x 4

Greet holiday guests with a festive embroidered hand towel! Our video and written instructions for embroidering on terrycloth will show you lots of little tips and tricks to help your stitched towels look their best. Stitch up a bunch and have them on hand for last-minute gifts.


Click here for these free instructions!



Victorian Christmas Silhouettes

Picture a delicate glass ornament, round with ornate detail, hollowed out in the middle to reveal a tiny, perfect holiday scene. That's the inspiration for this trio of designs, each rich in their own way with charcoal silhouettes, indigo sky, and a fancy golden frame. This ice-skating family design will be beautiful on Christmas creations that are sure to become heirlooms.

Available in three sizes:
7.82"X7.34" and 6.23"X5.88" and 5.18"X4.87"

Children put the finishing touches on a classic snowman, silhouetted against the wintry evening.

Available in three sizes:
6.86"X7.81" and 5.87"X6.70" and 4.87"X5.56"

A trio of carolers next to a Victorian lamppost bring cheer to your home for Christmas.

Available in three sizes:
7.11"X7.82" and 5.88"X6.47" and 4.87"X5.37"



Victorian Christmas Fashions (Redwork)

Victorian frills are always in fashion for Christmas! Poinsettias, candy canes, and festive bows adorn these designs, from a fancy parasol to a pair of old-fashioned boots. Light-stitching redwork makes these designs perfect for quilter's cotton, tea towels, and other light fabrics.

Christmas Parasol


Christmas Hat


Available in two sizes:
4.78"X5.05" and 3.63"X3.85"


Available in two sizes:
6.79"X4.72" and 3.85"X2.69"

Victorian Fan with Poinsettias


Purse with Holly Print and Bow


Available in two sizes:
4.85"X4.85" and 3.84"X3.85"


Available in two sizes:
5.73"X4.79" and 3.85"X3.21"

Dress Form and Tinsel


Christmas Boots and Poinsettias


Available in two sizes:
2.59"X6.85" and 1.46"X3.85"


Available in two sizes:
6.81"X4.21" and 3.85"X2.40"

A Victorian Christmas Fashions (Redwork) Value Pack


Dress up your projects with all these pretty designs. The Victorian Christmas Fashions (Redwork) design packs contain 6 designs, priced at only $7.97! 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

For light, delicate fabrics, nothing beats redwork! Simple running-stitch designs are a perfect match for fabrics such as quilter's cotton. They're less likely to pull or pucker the fabric than stitch-filled designs, and they allow the fabric to flow and drape.


Click here for instructions on embroidering on quilter's cotton!


Here's a new old-fashioned twist on Sunbonnet Sue and Fisherman Fred! Each is silhouetted in a cameo design, stitched in ivory on a colored background, with an intricate golden frame. Stitch these classics on wall hangings, tote bags, pillows, and more for a lovely Victorian look.

Sunbonnet Sue

  Fisherman Fred


Available in three sizes:
5.86"X7.09" and 4.87"X5.86" and 3.21"X3.86"

  Available in three sizes:
5.84"X7.04" and 4.87"X5.88" and 3.23"X3.88"

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