I saw this cute poem on the internet and it was so apropos to my day, I decided I needed to make it into a small wall hanging or embroidered mini-poster. I used some of my fonts (all available as BX fonts) and combined them with a previously digitized design from Vintage Sewing Redwork and voila! a cute piece to embellish my studio.
I used the 1″ sizes of the letters and shrunk the third line a tad to fit a 200mm wide sewing field. The entire design is 199 x 216.4 mm (7.83 x 8.52″) and a whopping 26,165 stitches. I really hadn’t intended to offer the finished piece, just use it as an example for what can be done with fonts and designs but after sharing it on Facebook, I had a lot of requests, so here it is.
Since Echidna P.I.E. is a new concept and we want to meet your needs and expectations, we’ve listened to you and made some enhancements to the program. The following email was sent to Echidna Platinum members from Gary Walker at Echidna. I’m reposting it here to answer questions.
What is the Echidna P.I.E.?
I’ve been bombarded with questions concerning Echidna P.I.E. since writing How to Get Your Own Slice of P.I.E. so to clear those up, I’ve compiled them into this post. As new questions come up, I’ll add them here with their answers.
What is P.I.E?
Mac users rejoice! Briton Leap has expanded their line-up of Macintosh embroidery software to include 3 products:
I was rummaging around at the local Goodwill store to find items for testing embroidery designs and found a couple of nice sweaters for only $4 that I just couldn’t pass up. I know this sounds odd, but I don’t actually wear a lot of embroidery and the main reason is that it’s too memorable or too seasonal. Unembellished items just can be worn more frequently or in more combinations. I did want to put something on these garments and fortunately monograms are back in vogue. To further tame down the designs, I chose more subtle colors. The sweater is treated to a larger single monogram from Renaissance Fleur and the vest uses two letters from Eccentric Std. (more…)