Posts Tagged ‘halloween’

Tutorial – Halloween Lanterns

Creative stitcher Giliell is getting into the Halloween spirit! She created these amazing embroidered Halloween lamps from our Illusion Skull, Ravens & Pumpkins, and Raven’s Claw Tea design (along with many others) for a set of glowing Halloween lamps.

Even better, she’s sharing a tutorial! It’s in both english and german, and it’s very easy to follow along, so grab your favorite Halloween designs and get stitching.

Get the tutorial here.

Adorable Embroidered Coffin

This is one of those “I wish I’d thought of that” ideas!

Stitcher Heather from In Love With Threads made this adorable little embroidered coffin to hold her “dead” pins and needles. Love it as much as I do? You’re in luck! She’s giving you a chance to win it in her first ever giveaway. I can think of so many cute things to do with this around Halloween!

Check out her blog post here to enter!

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Free Halloween Printable!

Happy October everyone!

We just LOVE Halloween around here, so much so that we can’t help but get a little involved in Halloween crafts that may or may not have anything to do with embroidery. In fact one of our artists Taylor, who drew this Lil’ Death embroidery design, loved him so much he brought him to life! Or… er, death. Either way.

And now he’s yours for FREE!

That’s right, just click here to grab your free downloadable pdf of your little death printable doll. It includes two pages to print your little harbinger of doom, and two pages of easy to follow assembly instructions.

All you need is a sharp knife, some cardstock, and a glue stick, and you too can have a little death to cheerfully greet all your coworkers or friends this spooky season.

Love the printable? You’ll probably love the original design, and lucky for you he’s on sale as part of our Autumn Chill event for only $1.31, now through this Sunday. Grab your embroidered death right here at a discount, and then grab your FREE printable death right here!

Happy haunting everyone, and happy October from all of us at Urban Threads.

Urban Threads Costume Contest 2012

It’s that time of year again…

Yup, the embroidery machines are a-whirrin’, and a chill is in the air. It’s time for Urban Threads’ annual Costume Contest!

The contest starts Monday, Oct. 1, and ends Oct. 31, 2012, at 11:59 p.m. Central time. Your costume can be from any time (meaning it doesn’t have to be a Halloween costume), but cannot have been previously entered in last year’s contest.

How do you enter? Just take a photo of your awesome costume that features at least one Urban Threads design. Costumes may be for people or pets! You can then either email your photo to contest@urbanthreads.com or upload it to the Urban Embroidery flickr group with the tag utcostume2012. Remember to get your photo entered before the witching hour on All Hallows’ Eve!

We’ll choose our 10 favorites to be finalists, and post those 10 to voted on BY YOU the weekend after Halloween. So, what goods does the lucky stitcher get?

A $50 UT gift certificate and their very own Craft Bunny!

(woot!)

Looking to get inspired? Check out the amazing entries from last year.

Good luck and happy stitching! Last year was amazing, and I cannot wait to see what you cook up this time…

UT Tutorial – Lace Chandelier

Looking to glam up your next party? Nothing says classy like a chandelier. Especially one doused liberally in glitter.

Yup, you can stitch this! Just grab the freestanding lace design here, and then check out this tutorial on how to put it together and glam it up for your next occasion. You can skip the glitter if you choose, but I think having perpetually sparkly hands also adds to the class, don’t you? Darn skippy.

UT Tutorial – Battenburg Lace Choker

Looking for something dark and romantic to top off this spooktacular week? We have just the thing…

Grab our new Battenburg lace choker! The new Battenburg lace style stitches up a softer and more delicate design that’s great for wearable pieces like chokers. We dressed it up with chains & charms to make it perfect for a gothic and glam night out.

Pair it with some of our other lace pieces, like this Day of the Dead Mask, and you have an elegant look for any dark occasion. It may not be Halloween yet, but that’s no reason not to look this awesome.

Get the design here, and then check out the full tutorial here!

Halloween Sneak Peek

Seeing as this week is all about everyone’s favorite scary season (yay Halloween in July!) I thought I’d show you a sneak peek of what I’m working on for this upcoming Halloween season. We figured, we have a Christmas unicorn. It seems a shame not to have a Halloween one!

So there’s a little peek at my process. He started as a pencil sketch, and now I’m refining him in Illustrator. He’s far from finished, but I thought I’d share! What do you think of him so far?

*UPDATE – He’s finished! Off to be digitized. You’ll see him again around the Halloween season*