By Lindee Goodall

Looking for High-Quality Low-Cost Embroidery Education?

Birth Month Flowers of the Year BOM by Lindee G EmbroideryI’m frequently asked when will I come and teach at a certain place. We find out how many are interested but then only a handful of those people actually show up. And it’s not just me. Classes are being canceled all over the globe due to lack of signups. The reasons given vary: gas is too expensive, scheduling conflicts, too much work to drag a machine, too expensive, inability to plan ahead, and so on. To combat those issues, I’ve teamed up with Echidna, Australia’s largest Brother dealer, to provide a monthly embroidery lesson and accompanying project. Since the training is all downloadable, there’s no issue with time or travel. And, since there’s no time or travel, the training is very affordable—especially when you consider the value you’re getting with each month. (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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December Echidna P.I.E – Holly & Poinsettia

Month 6 – Holly & Poinsettia: 3D Flowers

In this lesson I’ll use customizing software to repurpose embroidery designs to create a 3D effect. My instructions include the use of tools within the Embrilliance Essentials and Embrilliance Enthusiast programs, however, the process is quite simple and if you have other software, you should be able to follow along quite easily. (more…)

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Embroidery Tip

  • Using specialty threads that are thicker than 40-wt will make your embroidery feel thicker and stiffer. Most 2-color twists are 35-wt and even this slight difference is noticeable. UV-activated and glow-in-the-dark threads may be even heavier.

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!