Color Inspirations – Berry & Blue

Try this unexpected Berry & Blue color scheme out on your embroidery designs.

Want an easy color scheme? Try a mostly monochromatic palette with a pop of contrasting color. Watery deep blues go beautifully with bright cherry red in this Berry & Blue color scheme. Try to keep your contrast color just an accent, so the two colors don’t balance too evenly in your piece. It instantly creates interest! Put it on an extra luxurious fabric to make those colors seem even richer. See how it compares to the original.

Which do you prefer?

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Quick Pic – Carousel Magic

Inspiring ideas from customers!

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

Steampunk Carousel Top from Quick Pics -The best and brightest ideas by Urban Threads customers from facebook, flickr, instagram and more.

Melissa on facebook shared this darling image in a message, being sure to mention that “‘We love our steampunk carousel dragon that Karen Webb of Quietmoon Reflections did for us!” The carnival style tutu really makes a great pairing with that steampunk dragon. What a happy face!

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Color Inspirations – Moroccan Summer

Try this vibrant and sunny Moroccan Summer color scheme out on your embroidery designs.

Summer is well and truly here and it’s high time to take some bright and sunny inspiration from it! This week, go as summery as you can with this vibrant Moroccan Summer color scheme. Stitch a light stitching design on an airy, light colored fabric to really let the feel of summer shine through. Bright white and pops of summery floral hues complete the warm weather look. See how it compares to the original.

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And the Winners Are…

Thanks to all of you who joined the party and crafted your own highly official Urban Threads shirts!

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A little sample of some of the awesome entries. See all of them in the slideshow below!

Seeing all your creative takes on the U-Tee was pretty much the best 6th birthday present ever. Congratulations to Dar, Kara, Katherine, Rita, Vanessa, and Wanda, randomly selected winners of a $30 Urban Threads gift certificate each. Winners, you’ve been emailed. Check out all the entries in the slideshow below (or see them here) … and remember, should you ever find yourself in need of an Urban Threads tee, grab a free skull-and-cross-needles design and go to town!

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Handmade Highlights – Origami Bunny

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Kim took the origami bunny design to a whole new dimension when she added all satin stitching to the basic outlines. The weight of her satin stitches add such a nice depth and interest to her piece. Well done Kim!

Try your own satin version of the Origami Bunny, or try the other cute animals included in this Origami border design.

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Quick Pic – Robo Jeans

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Flickr user Tipsy Fox took the pockets off her 4 year old son’s jeans and monogrammed one with ZSC from the Steampunk Alphabet, and the other with a little Rabble Robot. What a super cute way to personalize a pair of jeans for a little man!

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Cheaper Than Therapy

Cheaper Than Therapy

Minus that one trip to the fabric store.

That doesn’t count.

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