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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Under My Needles Today - Colorful Barmop Towels

Shown here mid embroidery process is a barmop - one of nice for a weekend getaway souvenir.  In this video I show the last stage on this towel where the name is added and a brief explanation on how the embroidery machine "knows" where to put the stitches.

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Under My Needle

Under my needle today, among other things, is a set of fold up and go picnic blankets with waterproof backing to be used as corporate end of season employee gifts to be handed out at the company picnic.

The company logo is first digitized and then sewn onto the front pocket of this plaid blanket.  The digitizing process assigns stitch commands to the artwork and tells the machine where and how to place the stitches.

The completed picnic blanket is a great, relatively inexpensive, way for a company to recognize and thank employees in a personal way.Video here:

Friday, May 31, 2019

Design Ideas from Almost Twenty Years of Projects Completed

So many times, people have contacted me with an idea of what they would like me to make, but are having a hard time visualizing it.  Sometimes, I can help by providing a link to my flickr photosharing site where I have almost 20 years of photos of projects completed that are organized into albums by topic and are searchable by keywords.  They say a picture is worth a 1000 words.

Here's the link:  Twenty Years of Embroidery Projects on Flickr

Under My Needles Today

Under my needles at the moment is a soccer ball towel set of a bath towel and matching washcloth that are personalized.  Click on the link to watch the machine in action.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Under My Needles Today

One of the most popular items this time of year is a pair of aprons for the bride and groom in mixed media. The bride's apron is embellished with sparkling rhinestones and the groom gets embroidery. Some couples have used these at the reception as they change up the old tradition of the receiving line to a more modern, intimate guest greeting of personally serving the wedding cake to each guest themselves. The aprons protect their beautiful wedding attire in a stunning way. 

You can see this process in action here:

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Saturday, April 27, 2019

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