By Lindee Goodall

Multimedia with Embroidery: Colored Pencils

VIntage Sewing redwork designed stitched in gray and colorized with colored  pencils & incorporated into a small zippered bagBefore I got into embroidery, I was a multimedia developer using such programs as Flash, Director, and Authorware. When we apply the term multimedia to embroidery, we generally mean “mixed media”—incorporating other techniques or products with machine embroidery. I’ve combined ribbon embroidery with machine embroidery as well as buttons, crystals, sequins and other trims, ink, paint, paint sticks, crayons, and colored pencils to name a few.

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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.?

P.I.E. stands for Premium Inspiration and Education and consists of 12 x monthly projects covering 12 different embroidery techniques. Created and written by Lindee Goodall,  each monthly P.I.E. includes excellent, detailed project and lesson notes in a printable PDF format plus the designs required to complete the project for that month.

What does the monthly P.I.E cost?

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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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October P.I.E. – Applique with Sheer Fabrics

This month’s project we’re going quick and easy with lovely little double drawstring bags with French seams sewn in sheer fabrics. I used chiffon for the yellow bag with the marigold and batiste for the all white bag with the cosmos. Wouldn’t these make beautiful hostess gifts for a bride’s breakfast?

October 2014 P.I.E. projects by Lindee G Embroidery

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Embroidery Tip

  • Whenever possible, use a softer fabric and backing when embroidering with metallic threads. Hard or stiff materials can be too abrasive to this thread.

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!