By Lindee Goodall

Embroidered Sewing Humor Maxim Mini Poster

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.

Sewing Maxim subway art from Lindee G Embroidery. (more…)

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Echidna P.I.E. Enhancements – October 2014 Announcement

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.

October 2014 Echidna PIE Marigold Applique

What is the Echidna P.I.E.?

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FAQs About 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?

P.I.E. stands for Platinum Inspiration & Embroidery and is an on-line monthly embroidery club through Echidna Sewing Products’ website to members of their Platinum Club. (more…)

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New Embroidery Software for Mac Users

Mac users rejoice! Briton Leap has expanded their line-up of Macintosh embroidery software to include 3 products:

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Turning Thrift Store Finds into a Fashion Statement

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…)

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Embroidery Tip

  • Machine speed can affect tension. If your tension seems too tight, slow the machine down a little and see if it improves.

Mission

To inspire and nurture personal creativity and productivity by connecting embroiderers and digitizers with innovative, high-quality products and information that significantly elevate their enjoyment and experience while maximizing the use of technology. In other words, more toys and more fun!