Asian artwork is indicative of elegance, symbolism and beauty that transfers nicely from canvas to embroidery.
If you have a flair for the Orient, we have plenty of designs to whet your appetite.
Blue Willow depicts a mythical love story of an angry father whose daughter elopes with a commoner. Blue Willow Collection 1 from Outback Embroidery features several pieces of Blue Willow glassware that would be stunning when framed.
Floral art is also a common oriental theme. The Cherry Blossom Cushion from Oh, Sew New has nine blocks that are embroidered before being assembled into a piece that would also make a gorgeous wall hanging or quilt centerpiece.
The Oriental Fan Appliscape project from Anandaâ€™s Divine Designs has so many possibilities. The piece is stitched in sections and then each section is attached to the next. The fan can be created as a stand-alone piece or as part of a wall hanging, pillow, or quilt top.
Mendhi is the application of henna as a temporary form of skin decoration in India. Mendhi Styled Designs from Kreations by Kara includes quilt blocks, accents, and borders that are stunning in bright colors stitched on black fabric.