Color Inspirations – Eggshell & Jade

Sometimes all you need for your embroidery is one stunning color, like a gorgeous deep green in this Eggshell & Jade color inspiration.

It’s tempting to fuss about with big complicated color schemes, but sometimes you find that one color that’s just to die for. In those cases, it’s best to just let the color shine on a soft, neutral background. Let that lush deep green take over in this Eggshell & Jade color inspiration. Maybe even a splash of color behind you design to really sell it. Why mess with too many colors when you have one perfect one? See how it compares to the original.

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Fridays At The Office

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We have a studio where we have a little janome for our tutorials, but today you get a peek at the real sewing room, with our four workhorse industrial machines that we share with EL to sew out all our samples. Each machine has its own name and its own personality. Some of them are quite the divas :P

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Color Inspirations – Soft Seas & Velvet

Go bold & sophisticated even with single color embroidery designs using this Soft Seas & Velvet color inspiration.

Single color designs don’t take all the fun out of color choices. It just means you get to go bold and simple with your design! Try an unexpected but regal color combination with this Soft Seas & Velvet inspiration. Find a wonderfully soft, vintage style sea green fabric with lots of depth of color, and then bring it to life with a darkly saturated, velvety maroon. The wonderful dimensional quality of the single color satin stitching design will ensure your design is never flat looking, even in a single tone! See how it compares to the original.

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Fridays At The Office

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Sneak peek of a favorite new series that’s getting framed and hung on the wall.

Don’t act all innocent crafters, we know you’re full of sass :P

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Color Inspirations – Emerald Shadows

Use a stunning but simple ombre to transform your embroidery designs with this Emerald Shadows color inspiration.

Sometimes, simple is best. Take advantage of the multiple color stops in the new Baroque Natura collection to really go wild with ombre colors. Deep, saturated emerald tones give a leafy richness to an already nature inspired design. Don’t be afraid to really take on the tone-on-tone look with colors, and let the dimensional quality of the design bring it to life. See how it compares to the original.

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Color Inspirations – Dust & Tangerine

Turn bright colors regal with the addition of soft greys in this Dust & Tangerine color inspiration for your embroidery designs.

Bright, warm colors often bring to mind sunny days and new beginnings, and often they can be a bit too bold or bright for a sophisticated design. However, with the addition of a just simple, soft grey, the bright colors of the day get the the addition of the weight of time. Like a once-splendid dress now sitting worn in the attic, setting warm tangerine oranges and pinks on a dusty background gives them a sense of history, and adds an unexpected regal character that wasn’t there before. See how it compares to the original.

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January Lookbook

Get ideas to inspire your winter stitching and see all you might have missed by flipping through the January Lookbook!click to flip through!

Loved browsing our previous Lookbook for ideas and inspiration?

Well now you can get fresh new ideas more often! Introducing our monthly lookbook catalogs, released at the end of each month. Catch up on all the designs, tutorials and inspiration you might have missed, all while browsing through gorgeous photos and easily accessible links. These catalogs will always be available, so you can look back as the year progresses and never miss the opportunity for fresh inspiration.

The first one is available now through Issuu now!

 

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