Remember those delicate fragile family heirloom Christmas ornaments that you were never allowed to touch as a kid? Now you can get that same shiny look with your embroidery machine and a small bit of Mylar. And they can't shatter on the floor!
Articles in Category: Embroidery Techniques
Did you ever start a project with only halfway working out the entire project? Or, have you ever done a similar project in the past and figured this one would work out the same way?
Well, that's what I did on this small crib-sized quilt.
May is the eleventh month in our Birth Month Flowers of the Year series and therefore the next to last block in this block of the month quilt.
I saw these hand towels while out shopping and had to snap them up. I knew that with the contrasting border stripes, a monogram would be perfect. Of course, the challenge was getting them hooped accurately!
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.
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?
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.
Before 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.
For the past year I taught a monthly embroidery club at a local quilt shop. Turn out was light where in years past, our Extra Punch program with Cactus Punch could draw crowds of 60+ participants. After speaking with other shops and teachers, I found out their experiences were similar.
What's different? People want to learn on their own schedule and they don't want to travel. They want quality education at discount prices. They want to make only the projects that appeal to them and they don't want to have to lug in a big heavy machine to a crowded classroom.
Join us for a year's worth of embroidery classes based on "A Year of Flowers," which is a collection of flowers of the month digitized as appliqué, redwork, and fill stitches.
Each month we'll discuss a different topic and have a project. These designs were originally designed as a block-of-the-month quilt but as you'll see during the classes, they can be used for much more!
Of course, you'll be able to ask questions and post pictures of your projects.
Did you ever want to make your own embroidery designs but you don't want to digitize?
Well you can when using and combining simpler, small elements into your own compositions. Building Block designs were digitized specifically for this purpose. They are simpler, smaller elements with fewer color changes designed for combining into your own masterpieces.
Use open redwork or running stitch designs to quilt and add a little dimension to your project, throw in some specialty thread, and add additional color with colored pencils!