Posts Tagged ‘winter’

Urban Entrepreneurs – September Embroidery

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!

il_fullxfull.609647762_cseiSeptember Embroidery on Etsy

What’s your best tip for getting better results out of your store?

Best tip–work those product tags! I am constantly changing and testing my etsy tags to get better results. My goal is to be on Etsy’s front page with every item.

Color Inspirations – Northern Lights

Try out this winter inspired Norther Lights color scheme on your embroidery designs for something cooler during summer.

Summer is starting to give way to cooler nights and shorter days, and there’s no better time to get in the spirit of the beauty of night. Get inspired by those coming cold stars with this classically cool Northern Lights color scheme.  Deep dark hues play magically with blinding bright greens and blues, that seem to glow on top of the dark fabric. Stitch your outlines in white to add to the ethereal effect. See how it compares to the original.

Which do you prefer?

Flickr Roundup + New Urban Threadster!

Today we’re introducing a new Urban Threadster to our crew. Please welcome our new artist, Caitlin! She’ll be sharing a little bit on the blog now and then. She’s going to tell us a little bit about herself, and then share some of her favorites from our flickr pool. Here Caitlin strikes up a yoga pose and tells us a little about herself…

Hello! My name is Caitlin! I am so lucky to be a new member of the Urban Threads crew.
I am native Midwesterner, recently returned from a 10-year adventure in Los Angeles, CA. While residing in the City of Angels, I went to art school at the Art Center College of Design, and ate tons of avocados and Mexican food. I also fell in love with a handsome Californian and married him. The rest of the time I was drawing, painting, animating, sewing, crafting, or doing yoga. My favorite parts of art school were drawing and painting naked people and sewing up a huge interactive installation of giant leaf-shaped pillows for playing in. (They currently live at a preschool, where they are well loved.)

Eventually, I found my way to designing textiles for Alexander Henry Fabrics, where I could draw and paint and sew to my heart’s content. The transition from textile design to embroidery design was easy and obvious! I am so grateful to be a part of the awesomeness that is Urban Threads!!  I am always excited to contribute to the fabulous mash-up of drawing, embroidery, crafting, and design.

I am actually so crafty I make people! I am currently expecting a little girl, named Olive, in March. Yay!

Caitlin is joining us as a full time illustrator. You’ve probably already seen some of her cute and quirky designs come up. We’re so happy to have her with us! Now, on to the flickr roundup!

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I thought I’d share some of the wintery catches I had, after ice fishing in the UT flicker pool!

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I am in love with this Yeti Hat by Giliell. There is so much cuteness going on in this situation I  am having trouble using words to describe it! It’s a perfect winter monster snuggle!

Stuffies!  Woodland Creatures Christmas Ornaments
Woodland Creature Stuffie Ornaments by timewrinker!  These have even been upcycled from a red wool blazer, with faux suede and satin appliques.  I am starting a wish list for next year already.


Eigennaht creates such gorgeous work using embroidery. There are tons of her treasures floating around the flickr pool.  I want to wear this entire outfit as soon as I am done carrying a tiny person around inside me.

Urban Threads Christmas card
I think this embroidered card by lacerslife would be welcome in my mailbox any time of year!

Cute As Hell Dog Coat
Rhonda created this super cute cozy coat to keep her mom’s pup warm. In the meantime, this radical stuffed dog gets all the glory.

heat and cold packs
Ganz und Garn produced this winning combination of embroidery and pampering. These hot and cold packs will soothe aching shoulders after a day bent over an embroidery machine. Crafting win!

Judy stitched this fantastic pillow for her mom, who loved it.  I love it too. I like to imagine Santa spending his January’s sailing through the Caribbean as a jolly pirate.

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Laced-Back

For a long winter’s beauty sleep, rest your head on this Sleeping Beauty embroidered pillow by Tracy. The corset laced back will make each beauty rest more glamorous.

Thank you for sharing all the radical work that you do on the flickr site, and spreading the embroidery love around. There is more and more creative stitchery up every day so keep coming back to take a look or upload your own!

 

Do you want to see your stuff featured in a roundup? Upload it to our flickr pool or e-mail it to blog@urbanthreads.com!