Posts Tagged ‘celtic’

Color Inspirations – Dust & Tangerine

Turn bright colors regal with the addition of soft greys in this Dust & Tangerine color inspiration for your embroidery designs.

Bright, warm colors often bring to mind sunny days and new beginnings, and often they can be a bit too bold or bright for a sophisticated design. However, with the addition of a just simple, soft grey, the bright colors of the day get the the addition of the weight of time. Like a once-splendid dress now sitting worn in the attic, setting warm tangerine oranges and pinks on a dusty background gives them a sense of history, and adds an unexpected regal character that wasn’t there before. See how it compares to the original.

Which do you prefer?

UT Tutorial – No Sew Tunic

Looking to whip up something quick and hip with your new knotwork designs? We’ve got a super easy tutorial for you today, no sewing required. Yup, you heard me, you don’t have to know how to sew a thing.

A simple piece of folded cloth turns into this beautiful tunic with just a few snips and some epic embroidery. I love that it’s flattering for all body types, and has a bit of a medieval, romantic feel to it. Want to learn how to make it?

Get the tutorial here.

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!