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Molas Nouveau

As the first in my Mola series, Molas Nouveau is my attempt at recreating this beautiful artwork within the constraints of machine embroidery. As such, the signature reverse-applique technique that is the hallmark of Mola art is replaced with a combination of conventional applique and satin stitches, while still relying on the same bold primary colors that have also become a signature of Kuna fabric art.

Until quite recently, hoop sizes for home embroidery machine limited just how large a project one could create, within the confines of a single hoop. Still, this constraint inspired me to be a bit more creative by sequencing my Mola Nouveaus as a series of patches that could be assembled into larger projects as seen here, as will on the sister page, Mucho Mola Nouveau. Of course, the instructions that come the designs show you how stitch them as patches, or not.

I also added a optional fringe component to the end of the stitch sequence, for a little extra embellishment.

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The five 5x7 designs in the set include their mirrored images. Each designs measures 6 x 4⅞ when finished and can be stitched as patches or not. They can also be stitched avec or sans fringe.









The seven 4x4 designs in the set finish out to 3.6 inches square, which means they’ll fit inside a 90mm embroidery frame. As with their larger brethen, they may be stitched as patch, should you desire, with the option of avec or sans fringe. Each motif includes its mirror.

What’s Included

Five 5x7 designs and their reverse images (10 design files)

Seven 4x4 designs their reverse images (14 design files)

$8.99 US


Machine formats included: ART, DST, EMD, EXP, HUS, JEF, PES, VIP, VP3 & XXX

Design sizes are clearly marked. When ordering, be sure to order designs that will fit in your sewing machine hoop.

As with any software, refunds and exchanges will not be made.

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