Kalocsai Machine Embroidery Design

It is well-known that art of needlework is improved when masters study secrets of national embroideries and introduce them in their work. The Kalocsai machine embroidery design – 2 sizes will allow you to discover secrets of Hungarian embroideresses. This bright ornament and technology of satin stitch embroidery will develop skills of the performer. Besides, the finished work will nicely decorate household things or clothes. And, maybe, it will become an original gift to the loved one.

The embroidery style Kalocsai appeared in the middle of the 19th century. Its source was Western European traditions of needlework. For a basis for this embroidery they usually used bleached or natural linen cloths. The nature surrounding the town with the same name became the traditional topic for art. Variety of flowers: roses, lilies, forget-me-nots and even young corncobs have formed the basis of an exceptional embroidery. Thin grape curls and magnificent clusters of grapes, their powerful juicy leaves, paprika plant brought a peculiar note to patterns.

At the time of formation of Kalocsai style, embroideresses used only white colour threads. It happened because often the classical embroidery was united with pro-cut Hedebo embroidery. Association of these techniques allowed to create the improbable products looking like winter snowflakes or frosty patterns on glass. Later two directions were fixed in the Kalocsai style: satin stitch embroidery with cut and a classical embroidery without cut.

Kalocsai Machine Embroidery Design


Size: 125.4×127.6 mm (4.94×5.02 “), Stitches: 15454
Size: 97.6×99.4 mm (3.84×3.91 “), Stitches: 12346
Formats: .dst, .jef, .pec, .vip, .hus, .pes, .exp, .sew, .dat, art, xxx

Monochrome snow-white patterns gradually began to be filled with rich colors of life. Now 27 various juicy shades used in Kalocsai. Each of them has not only its name, but symbolics as well. For example, “flame”, “tulip”, “wine”, “yellow envy”, “goose greens”, “velvet-blue”. At the same time six couples of primary colors are always present. Besides each pair shades and supplement each other. For example, “violet – red”, “green – dark green”, “blue – blue”, “orange – lemon”, “pink – bright pink”, “lilac – dark lilac”.

The wonderful Kalocsai Machine Embroidery Design will decorate the house with real original art. In addition, the embroidery in two sizes allows to broaden the field of its application. The clothes of the needlewoman and her daughter can be replenished with dresses in the most popular trend “familylook”. Clothes, identical or close in decor and cut for children and parents look great. As an option, the big size of the embroidery decorates mother’s dress. Small is placed to the daughter’s dress.

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Author: Ludmila Konovalova

My name is Lyudmila Konovalova, and I lead Royal Present Embroidery. Embroidery for me is more than a profession; it is a legacy of my Ukrainian and Bulgarian heritage, where every woman in my family was a virtuoso in cross-stitch and smooth stitching. This art, passed down through generations, is part of my soul and a symbol of national pride.

Date: 18.04.2016