Fridays At The Office

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Artist Caitlin is working on a super pretty tutorial featuring some magical new embroidery designs. Look for these beauties out next week! Lovely and mysterious…

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Color Inspirations – Silver & Dusk

Find the duskier elegance in cool, dark colors with this Silver and Dusk color inspiration for your embroidery designs.

Butterflies and bright designs don’t always have to be neon and pinks. Find the duskier elegance in cool, dark colors with this Silver and Dusk color inspiration. Dark, dusty tones have a soft touch when done in blues. Mix in deep blacks for mystery, and a hint of purple to keep it from being too gloomy. It’s a great way to transform otherwise too-cheery designs into something more elegant. See how it compares to the original.

Which do you prefer?

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Urban Entrepreneurs – Puddin’s Retreat

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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Puddin’s Retreat

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

Keep pushing (which is posting on Facebook) or if you are on Etsy keep relisting; set yourself a weekly budget and do it. Just keep relisting/pushing or both on Facebook.

You can push on Etsy by re-listing a few item every day so it keeps your items near the top or the top few screens you look at, and post on Facebook at least twice a day with new pictures and also comments to keep the page looking fresh.

Also be confident about what you make, keep smiling and most of all don’t worry about other pages and that they are doing better than you.

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Quick Pic – Cool Cat

Inspiring ideas from customers!

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

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OK, so this kitty just made a Quick Pic appearance a couple weeks ago, but this is too sweet not to share! magnoliafly on instagram is too cool for school in her Hip Kitty tee. Neon-on-black really electrifies this design!

How are you rocking embroidery in your wardrobe lately?

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Fridays At The Office

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Our newest UT team addition, photo wizard and marketing minion Heather! She’s helping us stage and shoot an upcoming crafty series. We’re super excited to have her on board!

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Color Inspirations – Softness & Shadow

Find the balance between darkness and light with this Softness & Shadow color inspiration for your embroidery designs.

A new year, and still more colors! This year, find the balance between darkness and light with this Softness & Shadow color inspiration. Just because you’re partial to light, soft tones doesn’t mean you can’t mix them with a little darkness now and then. Give your pastel hues and unexpected accent with a deep charcoal, like a shadowed tree against the soft white snow. You can further add to the sense of delicate age with softly patterned fabric or a splash of dark ink. See how it compares to the original.

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Quick Pic – Soft Seas

Inspiring ideas from customers!

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

Quick Pic - Soft Seas. The best and brightest ideas by Urban Threads customers from facebook, flickr, instagram and more.

Such a gorgeous combination of embroidery and matching fabric from stitcher Angelsx4 on flickr. She grabbed one of the designs from the Tula Pink collection, and paired it masterfully with some of Tula’s fabrics. This is the perfect example of how embroidery and fabrics are a match made in heaven!

This certainly gets my gears spinning about projects for the new year!

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