Gummy hoops collect dust, fuzz, and other crud that can transfer to your project. Learn how to keep your hoops clean.
With COVID-19 social distancing restrictions in place this year, back to school just got even crazier. Many kids are now forced into distance learning, which is particularly hard on the very young. A young nephew of mine is just starting kindergarten, and because his parents are considered “essential” (I certainly think so!), he’s required to […]
You are Creative! Chances are if you are reading this blog post, you make stuff. Maybe all kinds of stuff. You quilt, you knit, you paint. Maybe you do stained glass, leather tooling, or woodworking. I’ve done a lot of those things. You might not be able to tell I’m an embroiderer from any “real” […]
I’m so sad to have to tell you we will not be restocking this beautiful thread that I love so much. Why? Because of dramatic cost increases from the manufacturer as well as the increased cost of shipping. Why I Love This Thread I’m not a glitzy glamour kind of gal. I don’t wear big […]
Machine embroidery is way more than throwing a piece of fabric in a hoop and punching a few buttons. The more you learn, the more you realize there is to know! Are you learning the right things? But First, A Little History Back in 1994 there was no YouTube, no FaceBook or Yahoo groups, no […]
I’m often asked two questions about creating embroidery designs: “Can you teach me to digitize?” “Is it hard?” The answer to #1 is maybe. The answer to #2 is it depends. I probably can’t teach you to digitize by email, which is where I often see that question. I can teach digitizing bit-by-bit through blog […]
If you’re like me, you’ve already watched way too many videos on how to make a face mask. I’m not going to show you that. I’m going to show you one simple trick to make your face mask fit better. Many of you have been making face masks by the dozens and some of […]
I had a moment of silliness the other day and decided to indulge it. If you sew and frequent places like Facebook, YouTube, and Pinterest, you’ve no doubt seen the plethora of posts on making your own face masks. Maybe you’ve even helped make some for some organization. Embellishing face masks had been stewing around […]