It’s time… all through the month of May you Threadsters were playing with this design, in order to create your own colorful masterpieces for Urban Threads 5th Birthday Coloring Contest. Well the entries are in, and the top 5 finalists in each category have been chosen! First, our top colorful entries stitched up by an embroidery machine…
Machine Embroidery Finalists
This dark and broody black and red sparkle creation was made by Miriam.
This classic soft rainbow scheme entry was stitched up by Vicki.
This coloring contest entry is by Juliane, inspired by yummy coffee and chocolate.
This bright and bold coloring entry makes great use of a light colored outline, stitched up by inartwork.
This neon inspired coloring contest entry was stitched up by Cornelia.
All those crazy colors! What fun Are you ready to vote? Take a good long look at each of these colorful designs, and vote for your favorite below. Voting is closed!
Hand Embroidery Finalists
This blue and purple stitch-filled beauty was hand embroidered by Katheryn.
This colorful rainbow crayon-tinted creation was stitched up by April.
This hand embroidered coloring contest entry by Emily features beautiful variegated stitching on a faux wood fabric.
This coloring contest entry by Brandy features lovely running stitch outlines mixed with light washes of watercolor.
This bold and broody design was hand stitched by confident soba using lots of lovely fill stitches.
Are you ready to vote for your favorite hand embroidery entry? Second voting poll is below. Voting is closed!
A big congratulations to our 10 finalists for making it into the top 5 of their categories! Also, a big BIG thank you to ALL of you who entered. We had a lot of entries into this contest. Want to see them all? Of course you do! Check them out in the slideshow below. Thanks for helping us make our 5th Birthday extra special!Did you vote once for each category? GOOD! Voting will remain open until this Friday at noon central time, and we’ll announce the final winners in the newsletter!
Entries for our 5th Birthday coloring contest are starting to pour in! I love the creativity that’s already coming out, including innovative coloring techniques with paint & crayon tinting, and totally wild color schemes! Take a peek at some of the entries we’ve already received, and click on each one to see more about it…
Want even more? Check out this flickr gallery of all the entries thus far, then go grab the contest freebie, check out the details, and get stitching for a chance to win a $100 UT gift certificate! Remember this contest closes Friday, May 31, 2013, so get a move on.
Remember that post I did that covered the amazing embroidered sunglasses from Ulyana Sergeenko’s Couture 2013 collection? I guess those embroidered glasses have captured the interest of the crafty world, because I’ve seen them pop up now and then over the last few weeks. I suppose it was only a matter of time before someone figured out how to DIY them.
That’s right, honestlywtf has a tutorial all about how to make your own embroidered glasses! Check it out. And I hope you have a steady drill hand…
Design*Sponge has a pretty cute tutorial up today that’s perfect for those looking to jump into embroidery. It shows you some simple back stitch techniques and provides two pretty “Luck” templates for you to stitch so you’ll always have Luck on your side! How punny
I always love peeking at runway fashions from time to time to see what crazy or amazing use of embroidery pops up next. These amazing embroidered goods (glasses! what next?) are from designer Ulyana Sergeenko’s Couture 2013 collection. I love her playful use of folk style embroidery combined with modern and chic accessories!
A little bonkers looking, and maaaybe just DIY-able with the right materials, if you were so inclined…