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270 and counting!

We feel it’s important to let our customers know that we feel safety is a priority in the workplace, and we have had 270 successful robot-uprising-free days of work, despite that one instance of machine #4 talking back last week.

We hardly count that as an uprising. More just a gentle disregard for human authority.

270 and counting! Stay vigilant people.

Halloween At Urban Threads

Greetings ghouls and gals. I hope you’re up for a spooky Halloween tonight! We LOVE halloween around here at Urban Threads, and the gang couldn’t help but get into the spirit a bit….

If you’re going to have meetings on Halloween, they require giant glowing pumpkins filled with candy…

Our newest artist Danni, dressed as a darling witch!

Check out her slick boots and tights.

Meg, one of our newest digitizers getting spooky.

These may or may not be up all year round. Did I mention we love Halloween?

Teenage mutant ninja artist.

A yogi bear! We like our artists to be flexible to workplace demands.

Which is scarier, the beetlejuice jacket or my chipped nails? Eek!

And of course, Craft Bunny is always a little ham for the camera.

Finally, Steampunk Bacon Cat makes an appearance in pumpkin form! It was bound to happen eventually…

Happy Halloween, from all of us at Urban Threads!

Meanwhile, In The Urban Threads Studio…

In our defense, it is Friday.

 

(That might be our resident crazy digitizer Danielle, and she might have just gotten some old store display props, and she might have brought them into work today. And maybe we’ve all been working a little too hard and this is what happens. But I’m not confirming anything.)

Have a good weekend everyone! I hope you’re not as nuts as we are.

Behind the Scenes Video of the Steampunk Fashion Shoot

Remember the Clockwork Natura Gown?

Well KMK Designs (the designers who made the dress) have posted a fun little behind the scenes video of the fashion shoot, so you can see the dress in action. It’s not super high quality, but you can get a good idea of just how beautifully this thing moved, and see how the shots came together.

P.S. -No making fun of my modeling attempts. In my defense, I totally forgot there was a camera around most of the day.

How Machine Embroidery Designs Are Made

How machine embroidery designs are made

Many of you have asked before about the process that goes into making a designs, well today just felt like the right day to come clean about how the magic happens. Literally. You have no idea how many tiny tacos it takes to stitch out all our designs.

Ok, so I know it’s coming… how many of you really want Steampunk Bacon Cat as a design?

*EDIT* – Ok, your wish is my command. That’s right, your Steampunk Bacon Cat design is here! Get him right here. Just make sure your tiny sewing gremlins are well stocked with tiny tacos.

(Also, I feel it prudent to note that I am the first person on the internet to put the words “steampunk bacon cat” together. It’s true. I googled.)

Instagram Office Tour

A mini behind the scenes with Instagram on a busy Thursday afternoon at Urban Threads. Look closely and you might spot some sneak peek projects…

Diet coke runs this office. Small yetis don't hurt either.

That sign comes in useful sometimes.

A little sneak peek at a prototype of something... Shhh.

Stitchin' something brand new...

270 days.

Hallway art. And life motto.

All the pretty colors...

My cube wall.

After a long hard day

Digi-mitizin!

Hiding like a ninja.

Stitch samples

Sketches in the works...

Happy Thursday!

Sketchin’

 

A little peek at my sketching process, for one of our upcoming March designs. What do you think?