Quick Pic – Arwen Dress

Inspiring ideas from customers!

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

Arwen Dress - The best and brightest ideas by Urban Threads customers from facebook, flickr, instagram and more.

Arwen Dress - The best and brightest ideas by Urban Threads customers from facebook, flickr, instagram and more.

We don’t usually do a double Quick Pic, but it’s totally worth it to see not only the gorgeous embroidered detail, but the full effect of this dress from instagram user gewandfantasien. The dress is made from dark red stretch velvet, and the embroidery (using the heraldic border and the mendhika hem flourish) along the neckline and the sleeves is done in silver and accented in glass beads and sequins. So glamorous!

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Embroider Things

I just want to drink tea and embroider things.

Or coffee. Or wine. or a cocktail or two. You get the idea.

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Color Inspirations – Christmas Morning

Transform regular embroidery designs into holiday wonders with this Christmas Morning color inspiration.

Happy Thanksgiving Urban Threadsters!

It’s a lot of fun to play with traditional holiday designs and mix them up with unusual color schemes, but what about the other way around? Can you turn a non-Christmas design festive, just with color? Darn skippy you can. This carousel horse was originally quite a dark design, but with this Christmas Morning color scheme, bright sunny golds and classic Christmas colors turn it right around. Don’t believe me? See how it compares to the original.

Which do you prefer?

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Urban Entrepreneurs – Dirty Girl Designs

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!

Highlighting stitchers who are combining their awesome talents and Urban Threads designs to make one-of-a-kind items, and offer some wisdom about the realities of running your own biz.Dirty Girl Designs on Etsy

What’s the one thing you wish you knew when you started your store?

One of the things I wish I’d realized a bit more when I started Dirty Girl Designs was that keeping to a niche, if you have one, is crucial.

In crafting especially, we tend to be all over the place in our mediums, which is great, but I found sticking to a theme really helped me to focus on making things I really love as opposed to all sorts of things I’m making to just pay the bills.

So even now, I’ve slowly been rethinking what I sell, and how I sell it, and that even if I want to make purses, dresses, and lace all in one shop, those items have a way they connect to each other, and more importantly, how they connect me to my idea of what Dirty Girl Designs should be about, which is slightly naughty on occasion, and even downright risque at all times.

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Quick Pic – Fresh Gingerbread

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The best and brightest ideas by Urban Threads customers from facebook, flickr, instagram and more.

Nurpinar on facebook described it simply as “fresh gingerbread“. How cute, and totally appropriate! It’s pretty easy to whip up a whole batch too.

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Creativity

creativity

No truer words from a great creative.

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Fridays At The Office

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

Marketing wizard Karline working on her own ironic embroidered holiday sweater. These were a hit inside the office and out. Seriously, everyone has been trying to steal the original. We think there might be an ironic holiday sweater office Christmas card in our future…

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

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