Posts Tagged ‘fairytale’

The Dark Fairytales of Queen Maab

Flickr user Queen Maab has hand embroidered the 9 main Dark Fairytale features to perfection, and to top it all off she’s put them all in these gorgeous dark ornate frames. I am LOVING the embroidery with the antique gold. These must look stunning all hung up on the wall together.

This is just a taste. Check out the whole series over on her flickr set.

New Dark Fairytales Series

We’re very excited to introduce to you the brand new series (chosen by voters on our facebook page) …

Dark Fairytales!

Hearkening back to the twisted tales of old, these designs stay true to the original dark spirit of the classic stories. Simple black linework floats above scripted text from the original tales, with bold red accents throughout.

Light enough to stitch on most fabric, but bold enough to make a statement on anything, they’re the perfect addition to any fairytale enthusiast’s collection.

All the classics are here, from the dark schemings of Snow White…

...white as snow, red as blood, black as ebony wood...

To the cautionary tale of Little Red…

...a sweet little girl with a cloak of red velvet...

To the haunting beauty forever asleep.

...it shall not be death, but a deep sleep of a hundred years...

Hanzel and Gretel

...oh, dear children, do come in, no harm shall happen to you...

…and the original version of Cinderella with a darker twist.

...the shoe it is too small for her, the true bride waits for you...

We’ve included the original little mermaid, (who was no Disney princess)…

...you have the sweetest voice of anyone... you must give this voice to me...

to the ugly ducking wondering if he will ever find his grace.

...how could it think of wishing to possess such loveliness as they had?

This is just a taste of the series. All these designs plus many more of your favorite stories and classic fairytale themes are included, and for a limited time, they’re all on Sale!

To celebrate their release, now through Sept 5, all fairytale machine embroidery and stock designs are available for $1.23 each, and all hand embroidery is half off! And remember, you can buy these designs as a pack at an even lower discount!

Check out all the new designs, and let your imagination wander to the dark side of enchantment…

UT Tutorial – Antique Embroidered Book

Is your bookshelf looking a bit drab these days? Shiny pink printed book jackets just not giving your library the… ambiance you’re after? Well, it might be true that they don’t make them like they used to, but that doesn’t mean YOU can’t….

Check out this week’s tutorial to learn to embroider, tea stain, and recover your books to antiqued splendor. Soon, your bookshelf will look like it’s filled with the great classics of old, even if all you have in there is the Twilight series. Not that we have anything against vampires. Quite the contrary. By the way, did we mention that this tutorial would happen to go fabulously with our new dark fairytale series? We didn’t?

It would. Go get ‘em.