Quick Pic – Bespoke

Inspiring ideas from customers!

The best and brightest chosen from images off facebook, flickr, instagram and more.

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Anna in Germany wrote in-

“I recently had the great pleasure to create a bespoke LARP costume. The client was totally into your Mendhika designs, so we used them on the corset (hand painted, machine embroidered, hand embroidered with filigrees and beads) as well as on the kimono (hand painted, machine embroidered).”

WOW!

 

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Free Halloween Printable – Mummy Kitty

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Happy October, everyone! If you’re a fan of today’s Mummy Kitty design, you’ll love this…

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Our artist Taylor enjoys bringing his little creations to life in paper form, and the little Halloween printable from last year was so popular, we just had to do another one. So now we’ve got a downloadable printable Mummy Kitty for FREE!

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That’s right, just click here to grab your free downloadable PDF of your kitty printable doll. It includes one simple page to print your kitty which already includes the instructions. Just remember to click “fit to page” when you print him.

He’s even easier than last year’s little guy to assemble. All you need is a sharp knife, some cardstock, and a glue stick, and you too can have a little undead kitty to cheerfully greet all your coworkers or friends this spooky season. So grab your mummy kitty embroidery design right here, and then grab your FREE printable mummy kitty right here.

Happy haunting, everyone, and happy October from all of us at Urban Threads!

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Intelligence Having Fun

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Haunted Soiree Sale – 6 Simple DIYs to Glam Up your Halloween

The leaves are changing and it’s that time of year. You feast on candy corn (wayy to much candy corn), pull out the pumpkins, stitch some costumes, and spook up the house. Well, spooky has never been so chic as the decor and projects you’ll create this season! Haunt your home with a hand-picked collection of embroidery designs on sale for $1.31 in the Haunted Soiree Sale – ravens and pumpkins, skulls and skeletons, frightfully festive greetings, and more. This fall will be a nonstop Halloween party with eerie, elegant embroidery on throw pillows, table linens, wall hangings, and lacy accents.

There are all kinds of fun ways you can use these spooky designs on sale…

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Not finding the kind of spooky banner you’re looking for in the store? Make one yourself! You can use the Letter Perfect Alphabet collection in Halloween hues to craft any greeting you like! Stitch it on burlap for a chic rustic look.

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Add some dark romance to your decor by stitching the Autumn Votive Wrap all in black. It will give a gothic touch to your lighting, and everything looks creepier by candlelight.

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Don’t want to carve your pumpkins? Don’t! Get some elegant white ones (yeah, pumpkins totally come in white) or spray yours with some spray paint, and give it a touch of machine embroidered lace. Instant elegance, no carving required.

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Pillows are an excellent way to haunt your home, and easy to change out with the season. Stitch up this rustically chic pillow with some fun orange fabric. Add a seasonal raven design and the date of Halloween in a spooky alphabet, and your home is instantly more seasonal.

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Throwing a spooky dinner party? Dress up the linens for a quick touch that’s sure to impress. You can repeat these festive dancing skeletons along the bottom edge of a napkin for a quick-stitching but classy motif. Heck, maybe this one can live on past Halloween…

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Want a quick pillow update that’s a little more fun? Make it a mummy! Just stitch on your favorite pair of spooky eyes from the Monster Factory collection, and then wrap a few scraps of white fabric across the front and stitch in place. It’s so easy and quick, you could spooky up your whole couch in an afternoon. Want a little more variety? The Monster Factory pack can create all kinds of fun ghouls and goblins.

The machine embroidery designs on this page are on sale for $1.31, with selected design packs 25% of, and there are SO MANY more designs on sale over on the Haunted Soiree Sale page. The sale ends Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014 at 11:59 p.m., Central time, so get shopping and pick out your favorite treats today!

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Fridays At The Office

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Someone on Facebook suggested that the big lace skull could be used like a mask. Naturally, we had to test this theory. Our digitizer Bonnie volunteered. We have deemed it a terrifying success.

Want more sneak peeks, office life, and behind the scenes? Follow us on Instagram at urbanthreadsemb

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Color Inspirations – Blue Ruin

Add a little bit of grunge to the otherwise elegant with this Blue Ruin color scheme on your embroidery designs.

Add a little antique to your week! This week’s color scheme takes inspiration from the beauty in the ruin of once fine things. There’s beauty in decay, especially when a little of the previous glory can still peek through. Use this Blue Ruin color scheme to add an earthy and aged sophistication to your designs. You can still go bold and bright with blues, but tone down the background with cool, greenish browns and grungy tones. You can even give your embroidery a grungy background to love on by adding a few swipes of paint first. See how it compares to the original.

Which do you prefer?

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Handmade Highlights – Mendhika Medallion

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Debbie stitched the Mendhika Medallion with such delicate detail. The subtle bead work is a lovely touch. These designs are very complex, and her dedication to the craft of embroidery shows.

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