Posts Tagged ‘steampunk’

Fridays At The Office

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

Finally got this beauty up in proper display in the office. Working on a big showcase area of all our favorite projects for everyone to see as they walk by. Great reminder of the awesomeness of machine embroidery and the cool things our job lets us do!

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Too Fabulous


Color Inspirations – Blue Ruin

Add a little bit of grunge to the otherwise elegant with this Blue Ruin color scheme on your embroidery designs.

Add a little antique to your week! This week’s color scheme takes inspiration from the beauty in the ruin of once fine things. There’s beauty in decay, especially when a little of the previous glory can still peek through. Use this Blue Ruin color scheme to add an earthy and aged sophistication to your designs. You can still go bold and bright with blues, but tone down the background with cool, greenish browns and grungy tones. You can even give your embroidery a grungy background to love on by adding a few swipes of paint first. See how it compares to the original.

Which do you prefer?

Quick Pic – Rodeo Queen


Rodeo Queen Designer Kristi stitched this amazing steampunk western shirt. Crazy color and amazing flair!

Handmade Highlights – Cherry Blossom Ship WIP


Adoring this in-progress shot of the Cherry Blossom Ship design. I love the varied embroidery thread weight that Hal Calico used to make the ship really pop. It looks so sophisticated stitched all in cream.

Color Inspirations – Victorian Roses

Try this delicate and subdued Victorian Roses color scheme on your embroidery designs.

With September comes that touch of fall air, even if it’s hiding behind the residual warmth of summer. This week, the saturated and bright tones of summer take a back seat to the darker elegance of the coming fall. Take some inspiration from the delicate gardens of the victorian era with this subdued Victorian Roses color scheme. Dusty greens play harmoniously with rosy purples, soft pinks, and delicate peach. It can add an unexpected elegance to even dark designs. See how it compares to the original.

Which do you prefer?

Quick Pic – Steampunk Threads

Inspiring ideas from customers!

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

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

Stitcher Cher on flickr, AKA Sew Fun Doll clothes continues with her amazing creations with this adorable steampunk dress for an American Girl Doll. She combined some running stitch gears with the small and elegant steampunk dragonfly. Every time I see her work I wish she made clothes that fit people!