Urban Entrepreneurs – September Embroidery

Urban Entrepreneurs highlights stitchers who are combining their awesome talents and Urban Threads designs to make one-of-a-kind items and be their own boss. They also offer their own bit of wisdom about the realities of running your own biz!

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What’s your best tip for getting better results out of your store?

Best tip–work those product tags! I am constantly changing and testing my etsy tags to get better results. My goal is to be on Etsy’s front page with every item.

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Quick Pic – Unicorn Magic

Inspiring ideas from customers!

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

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Flickr user Fondie certainly has made an adorable dress for an adorable girl. Honestly, bright rainbow unicorns make nearly anything adorable.

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Costume Contest 2014 – We Have a Winner!

And the winner of the Urban Threads 2014 Costume Contest, as voted on by you, is …

…this dazzling Sim Sin’karaleth (or the Hedgehog) gown by Angemessen! It was made as a LARP costume for ConQuest of Mythodea, and it was showcased to stunning effect. Embroidery was combined with beading on the bodice to give it that royal, metallic edge.

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Thanks to everyone who shared your amazing embroidered creations! There were SO MANY stunning entries this year, and we wish we could give prizes to all of you. Keep rockin’ on with your crafty selves … we can’t wait to see the costumes yet to come!

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Keep Dreaming

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Fridays At The Office

Behind the scenes peeks at life and work at the Urban Threads office.

It’s Christmas on artist Caitlin’s desk this week, thankfully here in Minnesota it hadn’t quite turned that way outside the window. Yet.

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

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Color Inspirations – Twilight City

Add some glowing tones to your embroidery designs with this City Twilight color inspiration.

The skies might be falling darker every day with the changing of the seasons, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find some inspiration in it. Find the beauty in the fading light with this Twilight City color inspiration. Deep, rich navy blues and hints of teal lets your pinks and purples glow brilliantly like a fading sunset. See how it compares to the original.

Which do you prefer?

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Handmade Highlights – Undead Rockabilly

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Even though Dia de los Muertos was a couple of days ago, I couldn’t help sharing this awesome hand stitched applique sugar skull from mrscreativegypsy. He’s just one little piece of the original design, but her stitches have added so much character, he’s amazing on his own!

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