Color Inspirations – Raindrops & Reflections

Sometimes, the obvious color choice is the right one. Let your embroidery designs glow with this Raindrops & Reflections color inspiration.

Unexpected color combinations are always fun, but what about the ones that make the most obvious sense? With this Raindrops & Reflections color scheme, these lanterns get the glow they were always designed for. Deep, saturated blues give a watery reflection for bright pops of warm light. Let your lanterns shine as they were always meant to. You can even add a touch of bleach or paint to really let them glow! See how it compares to the original.

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February Lookbook

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February’s Lookbook is out!

If you haven’t heard, 2015 now brings monthly lookbook catalogs. 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 second issue is available now through Issuu now! If you missed January, you can browse it here.

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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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