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New Tutorial & Gothic Gala Collection SALE

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Make this Halloween season frightfully fancy with the new Gothic Gala collection of embroidery designs, all ON SALE right here.

Light and intricate like an old spiderweb, these designs come in a variety of shapes and sizes, perfect for embellishing haunting decor that’ll be the star of your All Hallows’ Eve soiree or any Gothic inspired project. Conjure up some ghoulish glamour!

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Plus, loving those plus embroidered pumpkins above? Get a full tutorial and template on how to make them here!

Psstt… there might just be a special Lab project coming your way next week with this new collection!

Urban Threads Costume Contest 2013

The embroidery machines are a-whirrin’, and a chill is in the air. October is here, and it’s time for one of our favorite contests…

The Urban Threads annual Costume Contest!

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The contest starts Tuesday, Oct. 1, and ends Nov. 1, 2013, at 11:59 p.m. Central time. Your costume can be from any time (meaning it doesn’t have to be a Halloween costume), but cannot already have been entered in a previous year’s contest.

How do you enter? Just take a photo of your awesome costume that features at least one Urban Threads embroidery design (hand or machine). Costumes may be for people or pets! You can then either email your photo to contest@urbanthreads.com, or upload it to the Urban Embroidery flickr group with the tag utcostume2013. Remember to get your photo entered before the witching hour on the day after Halloween!

We’ll choose our 10 favorites as finalists, and post those 10 to be voted on BY YOU the week after Halloween. UT stitchers will vote to see which lucky costumer wins…

A $50 Urban Threads gift certificate!

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Looking to get inspired? Check out the amazing entries from last year.

Good luck and happy stitching! Last year was amazing, and I cannot wait to see what you cook up this time…

Winner of the Embroidered Bear Art!

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We have randomly generated a number from the hundreds of comments we got on this past giveaway, and the generator pulled up lucky commenter number #139!

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Congrats Dee on your win of this gorgeous signed piece! We’ve sent you an email to let you confirm your prize. Feeling left out? Well never fret, you can grab this designs series yourself right here, and then use this tutorial to learn how to stretch your own design on a frame!

WIN An Original Signed Art Piece – Embroidered Bear

*Contest is now closed! Winner will be announced soon*

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This is it people! As part of our last weekend where the new Anima embroidery design collection is on sale, we’re offering one more chance to get your hands on an original embroidered piece of art. Today, the piece you can win is THE BEAR.

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If you missed it before, we stitched up TWO one-of-a-kind GIANT embroidered pieces, using our industrial machines and special thick Burmilana thread, stretched them on frames, and signed the back as original limited edition art pieces! Think of them like a print, but waayy cooler, because these things are big, bold beautiful thread brought to life on canvas. Last weekends giveaway saw someone lucky walk away with the Raven piece.

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Each stretched piece is 16 inches by 20 inches, with the embroidery design measuring nearly 17 inches tall.

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Each piece is signed and dated on the back by the two original artists who collaborated on these designs, illustrator Danielle, and resident evil genius and illustrator Niamh! So, whether you’re a seasoned machine embroiderer, a die-hard hand stitcher, or even just an art lover, this is your chance to win the last limited edition signed piece from the artists of Urban Threads. Here’s how the giveaway works:

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This is the LAST of two giveaways. This week, the original piece is you can win is THE BEAR.

In order to win this piece, you must first be registered on Urban Threads. If you’re not already, it’s easy! Sign up here. If you’re already registered, there’s just one more step.

Leave a comment on this blog post (just say hi, or something nice!) and make sure you leave it under the same email address you’re registered under at Urban Threads. We need to be able to track you down and verify you on the website in order to contact you about your prize!

Leave your comment by this Monday, Aug. 19 at 11:59 a.m. (that’s right before noon!) Central time in order to be entered for this Bear giveaway. That’s it!

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Ready to win a totally unique art piece? COMMENT BELOW! And remember, this is your last chance to grab one!

Speaking of last chances, you can still stitch the designs your own, but the SALE is only on through THIS WEEKEND, ending Sunday Aug. 18. Go see the entire Anima Collection, and get in touch with your animal side before the sale is over!

Winner of the Embroidered Raven Art!

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We have randomly generated a number from the hundreds of comments we got on this past giveaway, and the generator pulled up lucky commenter number #535!

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Congrats Debra on your win of this gorgeous signed piece! We’ve sent you an email to let you confirm your prize. Didn’t win? Don’t fret! The Bear piece will be up for grabs starting tomorrow. Be sure to come back and visit!

WIN An Original Signed Art Piece – Embroidered Raven

*Contest is now closed – winner coming soon! Remember, your chance for the bear comes this upcoming weekend!*

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In celebration of the new Anima embroidery design collection, we thought we would do a very different kind of giveaway…

You see, Urban Threads works a little differently from some other stock embroidery companies, in that we employ all in-house artists that create these awesome embroidery designs. Our team of talented designers and digitizers work hard to make all of these creations unique and ready for thousands of crafters to stitch. However, sometimes it’s kind of fun to remember these pieces at their heart are original creations, and so we wanted to do something a little special with two of our favorite designs from the series.

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We have stitched up TWO one-of-a-kind GIANT embroidered pieces, using our industrial machines and special thick Burmilana thread, stretched them on frames, and signed the back as original limited edition art pieces! Think of them like a print, but waayy cooler, because these things are big, bold beautiful thread brought to life on canvas.

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Each stretched piece is 16 inches by 20 inches, with the embroidery design measuring nearly 17 inches tall.

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Better yet, each piece is signed and dated on the back by the two original artists who collaborated on these designs, illustrator Danielle, and resident evil genius and illustrator Niamh!

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So, whether you’re a seasoned machine embroiderer, a die-hard hand stitcher, or even just an art lover, this is your chance to win a limited edition signed piece from the artists of Urban Threads. Here’s how the giveaway works:

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We’re giving away TWO pieces, this weekend and next. This week, the original piece is you can win is THE RAVEN.

In order to win this piece, you must first be registered on Urban Threads. If you’re not already, it’s easy! Sign up here. If you’re already registered, there’s just one more step.

Leave a comment on this blog post (just say hi, or something nice!) and make sure you leave it under the same email address you’re registered under at Urban Threads. We need to be able to track you down and verify you on the website in order to contact you about your prize!

Leave your comment by this Monday, Aug. 12 at 11:59 a.m. (that’s right before noon!) Central time in order to be entered for this Raven giveaway. That’s it!

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Ready to win a totally unique art piece? COMMENT BELOW! And remember, the Bear piece will be up for grabs soon, so be sure to visit us again for another chance at an amazing piece of art.

In love with these designs? Us too. Even if you can’t win ‘em as signed pieces, you can still stitch the designs your own, ON SALE through Aug. 18. Go see the entire Anima Collection, and get in touch with your animal side.

New Collection – Anima

We’ve all felt it at some point. A certain connection, a pull towards the animal side. For thousands of years across countless cultures, humans have always seen in animals a certain kindred spirit, qualities we seek out in ourselves. Find your connection to your animal side with this gorgeous and bold new Anima collection!

Have a glance through the new series, and find your animal…

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Balancing solitude and introspection with absolute strength and courage, the BEAR fiercely protects loved ones and is “reborn” in the spring.

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A gentle and graceful presence in the woods, the DEER encourages love, kindness, and compassion, for others and for ourselves.

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Gifted with a fiery spirit, the HORSE signifies independence, freedom, and the ability to discover new directions and adventures.

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Charming and attractive yet a master of disguise, the adaptable FOX uses cunning wit and unorthodox strategies to thrive anywhere.

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A well-loved embodiment of wisdom, the OWL sees in the darkness, past illusions to the truth behind them, and announces major change.

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A self-sufficient achiever and natural leader, the COUGAR combines fierce power and confidence with feline patience and intention.

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An age-old symbol of creativity and fertility, the tiny and vulnerable RABBIT uses a keen awareness of its environment to make its own luck.

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A steady loner and a faithful part of the pack, the WOLF reminds us to keep learning and to stay in touch with our own inherent wildness.

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A shadowy messenger between Earth and the world beyond, the RAVEN’s magical presence signals profound transformation and renewal.

The anima, or spirit, of these creatures will make a companion as powerful as it is lovely. They’ll be gorgeous on throw pillows and wall hangings to decorate your abode, a tote bag to travel with you wherever you go, and even stunning garments to keep their messages close. Fall in love and find a connection with the new series Anima, and grab them all ON SALE through Aug. 18!

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In love with these new designs? Well then you’re going to just love our latest giveaway. Enter for your chance to win an original one-of-a-kind giant embroidered piece, signed by the Urban Threads artists that created it! Click here to go to the giveaway.

 

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