Posts Tagged ‘alphabet’

New Series – Celtic & Nordic Mystique

Looking to add some intricate attitude to your wardrobe this spring?

Look no further than the elegance of knotwork. Feminine or masculine, these designs suit any taste or occasion. They’ve been designed to perfectly complement all kinds of shapes, from the back of a jacket to the sleeve of a shirt, or to swoop elegantly on pillows and home decor. Subtle shading and graceful interweaving satins make these gorgeous on anything.

Today we’re introducing three new collections, Celtic Majesty, Nordic Majesty and the Elder Futhark runic alphabet.

Want a peek at the new collection?

‘Tis the season when everyone’s Irish, but around here Celtic knotwork rules all year ’round. The myths and culture of Ireland have inspired this new beautifully coordinating Celtic Majesty collection, from a classic Celtic cross to fierce ravens and hounds fit for a warrior. Embellish garments, bags, and more with this epic new embroidery! The Celtic pack includes six beautiful designs.

Want something with a little more old world power? Have a peek at our new Elder Futhark Runes. This 24 character alphabet has been a customer request for a long time, and it seemed the perfect occasion to finally dive in!

The earliest form of runic alphabets that evolved in Scandinavia and Northern Europe, the Elder Futhark was used from the 2nd to the 9th centuries and then forgotten. There is some evidence that they were considered to have magical significance as well. Stitch this alphabet up in three different sizes and add an old world touch to your embroidery.

Finally, knotwork isn’t always about the Celts. Got some viking blood in you? Many around our Minnesota parts do. If you’re seeking to stitch something of a more Scandinavian persuasion, then the Nordic Majesty collection is for you. The Vikings had their own unique style of knotwork decoration, and it’s inspired this legendary collection of embroidery.

Designs such as Thor’s Hammer and Odin’s companion wolves and ravens will make an epic statement on clothing, bags, and more. The Nordic pack includes six beautiful designs, all featuring gorgeous swirling knotwork and elegant and subtle shading. Stitch your roots and wear them proud.

This is just a taste of the new Celtic & Nordic Mystique collections. Better yet, for a limited time, you can grab them at a discount! All the designs and packs on  are on sale through Sunday, March 18 at 11:59 p.m. Central time. Click here to see the full collection and grab them before the sale becomes a thing of the legendary past.

By the way… that tunic up top? Want to learn how to make it, no sewing skills required? Of course you do. Click here for a tutorial!

Our First Alphabet & Release Sale

A fun new announcement today, on a kind of design series we’ve wanted to do for awhile…

Alphabets!

That’s right ladies and gents, step right up (or you know, stay seated at your computer) and grab the first of what is sure to be many alphabets, the Cirque Alphabet.

As part of celebrating the release of this fun new type of design, the Cirque Alphabet will be on SALE for a limited time until Sept 25th. Click here to check it out!

Why the wait, you ask? Well, we wanted to make sure these designs were available to purchase as a pack for your stitching pleasure. No fun trying to buy all of them one at a time, right? Now that packs are here there’s nothing in the way of embroidered typographic bliss.

So, you might be wondering, how do you use these fabulous new stitches of lettering awesomeness? Ah ha, we had predicted just such a question (we’re clever that way), and lucky for you we’ve put together a slick little tutorial all on how to lay out and stitch your lettered designs with ease.

The first thing you should know up front is that these designs do not act like a “font” file that sometimes comes installed on some machines. You still treat them like any other design. Luckily, it’s super easy to lay them out and have them stitching in no time.

Create fabulous text-only designs, add names and words to others, or stitch big fun letters on pillows, towels and the like. It’s the first of many to come, and we hope you like them!