It features 12 carousel horses, one for each month of the year keeping you busy all around. A carousel is an amusement merry go round with multiple seats which rotate. True to its name, each of the projects are beautiful and unique varying from the style of embroidery, the theme and the final output and place where it would go. For example, the style ranged from florals to valentines to multi colored embroidery patterns. The very well thought out themes are Mothers day, weddings, circus setups, Christmas to name a few. Finally the place where each horse embroidery pattern would go varied from placeholders, frocks or baby dresses, bedsheets, wall hangings etc.
As can be seen, each carousel horse embroidery project is unique and keeps your mind creative and fresh to embroidery.
I have come across many resources on animal embroidery designs focusing on cats, bulls, dogs, reindeer to name a few. Today I stumbled upon Blue Ribbon Printwear – A comprehensive dog embroidering website indeed.. The owners of the website – Linda and Helmut Fleisch are true dog lovers and have owned about a dozen dogs in the last 10 years. The set contains about 100 different dog breeds embroidery patterns – the maximum I have seen in any resource till date. All designs come as appliques/patches with a maximum size of 9 inches by 5 inches. These stock designs can be collaged into a T-shirt or apparel for a custom purchase. Colors can be changed depending on ones taste other than what one sees on the website, but always keeping in mind the actual colors of the breed. For example, the springer spaniel could be liver or black OR the siberian silver or reddish.
Hi! I just came across this resource at “Embroidery Just For You“ which gives you some swell animal embroidery designs and all for FREE on purchase of a minimum of 25 dollars worth goods! Most of the free machine embroidery goodies are sized lower than 3 inches width by 3 inches height. You could use these as small appliques which could be put on your favourite shirt as a logo. The variety is amazing and I found a few unique pieces in the bargain. The panda, camel, bobcat and the polar bear are a few of them.
The expressions on some of the animals like the lion cub and tiger are cute. The white rhino and the skunk needs more detailing which could not be done primarily due to the size of the free embroidery design.
Elk, moose and deer have one common feature which is accentuated in any painting or embroidery and this feature are the horns. These horns or antlers form a woven pattern in itself and various creative mazes can come into view over the animal’s head. This common feature differentiated these designs from ordinary animal embroidery designs and they formed a subtype called elk embroidery designs.
Check out this collection at Joann Designs. This is a vast resource of various types of moose, deer and elk. What is unique is that outlines and silhouttes of deer are also covered in this resource. The mix of designs is good which gives it a wholistic view.
The deer you see to your left is one of the examples. This is 4.44 inches width by 6.03 inches height with a stitch count of 19178. This is available in most machine embroidery formats like CND, CSD, DST, EXP, HUS, JEF, PES, SEW, XXX, PCS. The information on machine embroidery would come in handy here.
Some of the other ones which you should not miss are the charging deer, oval fawn scene and moose outline. The moose in circle you see adjacent here is another example of a good patch-in which can find uses in various home embroidery items. This is a 3.69 inches width by 3.69 inches height with a stitch count of 13919. The number of colors used here are 6.
For all the kids and kids related clothing, here is the surprise resource for you. Kids Travel Zone is specially focused on cute animals which can be used as beautiful appliques on all childrens garments and related items like bibs and dinnner cloths.
I liked all of them especially the camel and the colourful frogs. But what was really eyecatching was the bull. The expressions of the bull came out quite clearly in such a simple manner. The expression on the face has been remarkably embroidered. This would make a cute applique on T-shirts of small boys. For girls, one could use the camels or the various bunnies that we have at Kids Travel Zone.
These animals will really make your day colorful! Check out Designs By Sick – Animals of the World. The spray of embroidery threads with some excellent shaded effects make these creatures come to life. The best I liked out of all of them apart from the duck that you see alongside the post were the horse, elephant and the cow. All of them are sized at 3.5 x 3.5 inches and very useful to display as appliques on your home embroideries OR on dresses. The various formats that the 20 designs are available at are :
Are you a fan of bird or animal embroidery? Do you also love reading English literature? If yes, we have the right mix for you. Two well written books called Embroidered Birds and Embroidered Animals by Helen Stevens are enchanting not only in terms of stitching but in the expression of language itself. The author is a textile artist and she reveals how to create the splendour of nature in your home embroideries. The beauty of the birds as they swoop and soar in various directions take importance first and then later comes the advice on how to embroider them. In explaining how to silk embroider a male pheasant, the head and neck is described as a symphony of rich, juxtaposed colors with smooth merged stitching. The throat, breast and belly is explained to be made of indistinct colours which flow less abruptly. Isn’t there a distinct admiration towards the natural habitat? Helen teaches on how to create stunning animal and bird portraits using fine silk thread. (You can view a post on silk embroidery at our embroidery websites category.)
As I said, you just cannot put these books down. A very interesting read indeed!
I chanced my eyes on a herd of animal embroidery designs at Artistic Thread Works – Scroll down to click on “Baby Critters Embroidery Design”. What was really good was that all of them were cute lovable cartoon embroideries. As a guest, you can download a free embroidery design choosing pes, hus, pcs, dst, jef, sew formats. The information in machine embroidery would come in quite handy for you here. What is unique here is that with one click you can download the particular design in all formats all at once!
Here’s one of the most beautiful and colorful creatures I have seen (apart from human beings). It came to me through a newsletter.
If you are into animal embroidery designs, you definitely should visit SecretsOf.com (click on “Everything for Embroidery” and then on “animals” from the left-side navigation menu). This is the largest collection of animals I have ever seen – even larger than all the zoos I have visited (and, mind you, I am an avid zoo-goer). The ones that I liked the most were the cuddlesome critters applique designs, including some cute giraffes, elephants, and horses.
Another place you may want to check out is ArtisticThreadWorks.com (use their search function to search for “animal”).
The best part in doing animal embroidery is the face since managing the expressions on the face can be quite exciting and can make or break the design. What are your views on animal embroidery designing? You can click on “Contact Us” at the bottom of this page to let me know.