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This is definitely the last time I use metallic thread (it's not)
Tried the paper pattern thing for the first time. I have soaked it twice and used a needles to loosen this all up and sprayed it down when the kitchen sink hose. Any other ways? 😅
i just finished filling up my first embroidery box! it's small which i like since i can just bring it to school :)
i still have other floss that havent been wrapped around bobbins and would like to ask, if you have more floss but no more box space, how do you store them? do you get another box? i was just thinking to put mine in a pouch.
would also love to hear how people arrange their embroidery boxes! especially those who don't follow the traditional rainbow arrangement. what colors do you put and why?
My girlfriend recently picked up embroidery as a hobby and I was looking for gifts to get her for her birthday. What kinds of things do you wish you had as a beginner that made all the difference later?
Can someone help me or point me to someone who can. We have a client who is using an OLD DOS program called MELCO EDS 4.31. The PC has a MELCO network card installed That has 25519501 on the back. Were note sure if this is a required security device or just a network card for the connection to the actual embroidery machine. The user has never had to have a security dongle installed in the PC ever. The problem is that the software will randomly crash after 2-5 mins. I can copy the application into DOSBOX and it crashes as well. This only started happening last week.
I am still practicing my stitches, feeling more confident.
I'm going to gift this to my friend who we go for dog walks together and get stonned.
I am going to wrap the hoop with a red and white ribbon so it’s “framed” and the plan is for it to be a christmas tree ornament.
My dad isn't deaf, but he's always used the ASL sign for "I Love You" with my brothers and I. For Father's Day this year, I bought him this hoodie and used some leftover variegated to stitch the sign as his "logo" onto it.
This was my first try at using satin stitch in this way (what I consider to be a pretty standard machine-embroidery look), and I'm really pleased! Those tight curves and line joins were a headache, but I like a tough challenge!
This is my very first post after a few months of lurking. I'm happy to be here!
I'm trying to find some cool embroidery patterns for different future projects but I don't know where to begin.
I'm looking for anything nature, vintage or tattoo inspired. I'm live in the UK so anything fairly local would be ideal. It would also be helpful if they were stick and stitch or anything similar as I'm fairly new to embroidery.
Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
if i wanted to move my finished embroidery onto a diff fabric eg a pillowcase, pencil case etc, how would i go about it? should i just cut the design and sew it or glue it onto the new surface?
Fur is hard!
I’m relatively new to embroidery. Someone recently asked me to embroider their sons name on a sweatshirt. I was interested in seeing how using 6 strands looked with the lettering, which is cursive writing. Is there any issues with using so many strand on a sweatshirt material? I’ve previously used 3-4 strands. How would it effect the project?
Hi! I’m fairly new to embroidery and love it so much. My only issue is after about 15 minutes my eyes get really tired & almost get double vision. Is this normal on the beginning or is it me? 💜
Images by: Thompson
Hey y’all! I’m making a cute line embroidery for my partner.
I LOVE how it looks, but am worried about the blank space (the image is off-center). I thought of maybe writing something, but don’t want it to look “LIVE LAUGH LOVE” lol.
Is it okay as is? It’s autumn themed - how, if necessary, can I fill the void?
Thank you 😙
For my first project, totally made it up by guessing lol, I used a pixel layout free to use thing on my computer, which was the style I was going for.
I want to make medium stitches for a few people for Christmas, but I'm NOT using pixel art. I'm doing stuff like a dragon fly, the Huskies logo, and tacos with lettering.
What do you all type in your search bar for pattern images, what program do you use to design and print patterns, and any advice for packaging these as gifts?
Thank you all in advance!!
My family does an ornament exchange for Christmas every year and I'm thinking of trying my hand at embroidery this year. I've played around a little with embroidery in the past but nothing serious. I've hand sewn felt on ornaments during past years. Is a pattern like this realistic for a fairly new beginner?
Hi. I’m looking for a hoop holder that might have a magnifying glass attached to it.
For anyone have one that they recommend?
The ones on Amazon seem to have meh reviews and mention that they loosen up over time. I’m hoping to avoid that.