Embroidery Library
Feathered Friends

NEW THIS WEEK - December 24th, 2008

Feathered Friends

Free Project Instructions!

This week Embroidery Library has gone to the birds -- and that's a good thing! A huge flock of lovely new embroidered bird designs will feather your nest in style.


Ornate birds on stylized, almost Jacobean branches are Perching Pretty, waiting to adorn your shirts, pillows, towels, and more. The truly stunning Flight of Filigree designs use only two colors and cleverly digitized stitches to create silhouette images that pop off the fabric with dimension.


In a more contemporary style, the Soaring with Stitches collection features endearing birds with a look both rich and simple. The Feathered Family designs, used in the Family Tweet wall hanging at left, include an adorable applique bird for every member of your own flock. You'll find a couple of extras too!


This week we've put a whole flock of bird designs site-wide on sale, including these new designs. Read on to start saving while these prices last -- after all, the early bird catches the worm!

Warm your home and hearts by stitching your own customized Family Tweet Wall Hanging.
Click here for free project instructions!


Perching Pretty


Chick-a-dee-dee-dee! There's nothing like the chickadee's sweet song to brighten a crisp winter day. This stylized yet realistic design will have you singing, too.


Available in two sizes:
5.20"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.61"


This sunny goldfinch will bring a bright spot to shirts, towels, pillows, and more.
With a bit of Jacobean flair, it'll lend your stitching a creative touch.


Available in two sizes:
4.87"X5.41" and 3.46"X3.85"


A tiny, humble wren perched on a branch will bring a bit of joy to your home.
Legend has it the wren became king of the birds by winning a contest to see who could fly the
highest. He hid under the eagle's tail feathers, then emerged when the eagle got tired to fly even
higher -- showing that cleverness was better than strength.


Available in two sizes:
4.87"X4.86" and 3.87"X3.86"


With its bold red color and distinctive mask, the cardinal is a truly regal-looking bird.


Available in two sizes:
4.86"X5.44" and 3.46"X3.86"


A beautiful and unusual bird, the cedar waxwing is known for its strong, direct flight.
This embroidery design will make a distinctive feature for your home or wardrobe.


Available in two sizes:
4.13"X5.95" and 2.69"X3.86"


A plump, cheery bluebird perches on an ornate branch. Stitch this one on a cozy sweatshirt,
a little wall hanging, or whatever you like -- let your imagination take flight!


Available in two sizes:
4.86"X4.99" and 3.75"X3.84"

A Perching Pretty Pack

Get all six of these designs at an even better price and let your embroidery machine sing!
These ornate birds will look lovely on shirts, pillows, and more.

The Perching Pretty pack contain 6 designs. Click on an image or link below to see the designs included in the pack, and add the pack to your cart.



All designs smaller than 5 x 7


All designs smaller than 4 x 4


A trio of chickadees hop around in the snow, exploring a wayward top hat.
Perhaps it blew off of Frosty, or the head of an elegant suitor.


Available in two sizes:
7.05"X5.87" and 5.85"X4.87"


Welcome guests into your home with this cheerily chirping design! Five adorable birds, bundled up
in the winter cold, sing a pretty song. You'll love the detail in this design.


Available in two sizes:
7.90"X5.84" and 6.56"X4.85"


Flight of Filigree


Two colors are all it takes to create this stunning silhouette design. A delicate swirling motif and
lacy snowflakes surround a classic chickadee, creating a sophisticated image.


Available in three sizes:
5.96"X5.86" and 4.93"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.79"


A swooping bluebird is accented by bright yellow swirls and vibrant leaves.


Available in three sizes:
7.08"X5.86" and 5.85"X4.85" and 3.86"X3.21"


An icon of winter, this cardinal is classy in burgundy and white.
Lots of icy snowflakes and swirls make this design really special.


Available in three sizes:
5.85"X6.35" and 4.87"X5.25" and 3.56"X3.85"


Whoooo's there? This elegant owl design with intricate snowflakes and swirls is stitched with
only two colors of thread, but cleverly arranged stitches give it lots of dimension.


Available in three sizes:
5.85"X6.30" and 4.84"X5.21" and 3.58"X3.86"


Surrounded by leafy swirls, this silhouetted sparrow will make an elegant statement.


Available in three sizes:
6.71"X5.84" and 5.55"X4.83" and 3.88"X3.38"


A summery design features a classic hummingbird, sipping nectar from a flower.
Light bounces off the stitches in this design, giving it a faceted look.


Available in three sizes:
7.45"X5.88" and 6.16"X4.85" and 3.86"X3.07"

A Flight of Filigree Pack

Get all six of these stunning, unique designs and feather your nest with lovely home-stitched projects.

The Flight of Filigree pack contain 6 designs.
 Click on an image or link below to see the designs included in the pack, and add the pack to your cart.


All designs smaller than 6 x 10

All designs smaller than 5 x 7

All designs smaller than 4 x 4


Soaring with Stitches


These contemporary designs have a look that's at once rich and simple. Stitch one
on a stylish shirt, or group several together in a wall hanging.


Available in two sizes:
5.86"X6.42" and 4.80"X5.26"


Red and regal, these birds are perfect for bringing a spot of color to your home.


Available in two sizes:
5.86"X7.11" and 4.81"X5.83"


Swooping among the clouds, these birds make up a wonderfully dynamic design.

Available in two sizes:
5.87"X6.23" and 4.87"X5.15"


A pair of bluebirds is sweet and stylish, gathering berries to get through the winter.

Available in two sizes:
5.86"X6.98" and 4.86"X5.78"


Snowflakes fall down around them as these cheery birds sit on a branch
and take in the beauty of winter.


Available in two sizes:
8.90"X5.85" and 6.85"X4.50"


Bring peace and love into your home with this pair of doves, displayed
in lovely muted colors and carrying an olive branch.


Available in two sizes:
5.81"X7.62" and 4.81"X6.30"

A Soaring with Stitches Pack

Get all six of these contemporary bird designs at a discount and let the whole flock land in your home! They'll make lovely embellishments for pillows, tote bags, clothing, and more.

The Soaring with Stitches pack contain 6 designs.
 Click on an image or link below to see the designs included in the pack, and add the pack to your cart.



All designs smaller than 6 x 10


All designs smaller than 5 x 7


A Feathered Family


Birds of ... many different feathers ... flock together! These applique birds are full of personality, and many come in male, female, and child versions. Kenny, always crafty and creative, has used these designs in a Family Tweet wall hanging, easy to customize for your own family tweet -- er -- tree.

Check out the project instructions, and don't forget to take a look at our written and video guides
for applique embroidery! These designs are also great to liven up a shirt, embellish a quilt for kids,
or represent the mascot of your favorite bird-themed team.

An adult blue jay looks bold and regal with
its distinctive crest of feathers.
  A young blue jay, cute and chubby,
looks up to its parent.


Available in two sizes:
4.82"X6.88" and 2.72"X3.87"


Available in two sizes:
2.77"X3.92" and 1.56"X2.21"

The male cardinal is known for its
bright red coloring.
  The female cardinal has mostly
brownish feathers.


Available in two sizes:
5.08"X4.51" and 2.88"X2.54"


Available in two sizes:
4.10"X5.08" and 2.31"X2.86"

This baby cardinal may be tiny, but he's
already taking after Dad.
  Just a young thing, this baby oriole is already
showing bright colors.


Available in two sizes:
2.79"X3.21" and 1.58"X1.82"


Available in two sizes:
3.46"X2.69" and 1.94"X1.52"

A brightly colored male oriole flies about
with his family.
  The female oriole perches on a branch, keeping watch over her brood.


Available in two sizes:
5.30"X4.73" and 2.98"X2.66"


Available in two sizes:
3.61"X4.49" and 2.03"X2.54"

This male owl has the wise old look of
the patriarch of this flock.
  A female owl is soft and wise, tending to
this eclectic bunch of birds.


Available in two sizes:
4.37"X5.99" and 2.47"X3.38"


Available in two sizes:
3.75"X5.21" and 2.12"X2.94"

This adult robin has lovely texture in soft fabric
with a solid-stitched chest.
  This baby robin look just
like its parents.


Available in two sizes:
4.73"X5.66" and 2.66"X3.18"


Available in two sizes:
2.79"X3.28" and 1.59"X1.86"

The male goldfinch is showy, with black and white wings against bright yellow feathers.   The female goldfinch has softer flashes of yellow than her male counterpart.


Available in two sizes:
3.96"X4.53" and 2.23"X2.57"


Available in two sizes:
3.46"X3.52" and 1.95"X1.98"

A young goldfinch is chubby and cheery,
with bright yellow plumage.
  The black and white chickadee will liven up
your family tweet with its song.


Available in two sizes:
2.54"X2.63" and 1.44"X1.51"


Available in two sizes:
3.45"X3.24" and 1.97"X1.85"

An adult woodpecker perches on the side of a tree,
carving out a home for the flock.
  This baby woodpecker is already vibrant
in red, white, and black.


Available in two sizes:
3.27"X5.50" and 1.85"X3.11"


Available in two sizes:
2.37"X3.56" and 1.35"X2.03"

A Feathered Family (Applique) Pack

Get the whole Feathered Family at an even deeper discount, and use them to piece together
your own Family Tweet wall hanging! Or, let these lovely little birds land wherever you please.

The Feathered Family (Applique) pack contain 18 designs. Click on an image or link below to see the designs included in the pack, and add the pack to your cart.



All designs smaller than 5 x 7


All designs smaller than 4 x 4


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