These artistic animals take their flourishing flower styles and specialty stitches from the beloved Jacobean era of embroidery, circa 17th century. The illustrated animals in the 6 main designs will give you sew much to look at, from hidden appliqué to the exciting and diverse stitches. To add to your creative options, we even separated out each animal for an additional 6 isolations to use on their own or in other projects!
This set of 6 animal designs (and their isolations!) are sure to bring a bit of ornamental flair to your home machine. Each design features opulent compositions of a variety of animals—from a greyhound dog to a wild leopard—while the artistic style of this menagerie features blooming florals surrounding each animal. Jacobean embroidery is a type of crewelwork often produced in thicker, wool thread, and hails from the late 17th century. Stylized animal and plant forms are commonly featured motifs, and a variety of stitches and techniques can be combined to illustrate these works. Let’s take a look at some of our favorite features sprinkled throughout this collection!