Color Inspirations – Delicate Decay

Whether it's seasons or color, transitions can be gorgeous, like in this Delicate Decay color inspiration for your embroidery designs.

Whether it’s the changing of the leaves in fall, or the melting of the spring, transitions can often be wonderful inspiration. Delicate and not overstated, these moments are wonderful in seasons or colors. Bring a subtle but chic transition to life with this Delicate Decay color inspiration. Soft earthy tones offset the graceful transition from a sea green to a light lavender. This color transition works especially well in designs that already have an ombre transition built in. See how it compares to the original.

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Winning Spoonflower Design & Contest!

*UPDATE – Comments have closed! Congrats to winners Pam and Penny — Spoonflower has contacted you both!*

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We have a winner!

In case you missed it, last month we held a special contest in collaboration with Spoonflower to have designers create a Steampunk Valentine themed fabric. The winner of that contest got a $100 prize AND a coordinating piece of their design turned into a fabulous machine embroidery design.

The winner of the contest was this amazing Steampunk Octopus fabric from designer Francesca Besso, and her two gear-loving octopi got turned into a colorful machine embroidery design, now available exclusively through Urban Threads!

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The design is available here in five sizes, with the 4″x4″ size available as a two part split so you can still create the full heart shape, as well as a hand embroidery version. To recreate the full heart colors like on the original fabric, we added a splash of red fabric paint behind our design on a pillow. It’s a big, bold steampunk statement perfect for valentines and decor alike.

As a special celebration of today’s launch of the Ocotpi in Love embroidery design, comment on this blog post before 11:59 p.m., Central time on Sunday, March 22, and tell us how you’d use this adorable embroidery design and fabric. TWO lucky winners will be randomly chosen to win a $25 Spoonflower gift certificate each!

Comment below to enter, and be sure to check out the winning fabric over on Spoonflower, and the final machine embroidery design right here.

Congratulations, Francesca!

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Color Inspirations – Petals & Pearls

Tone down some of your more counter-culture embroidery designs with this vintage style Petals & Pearls color inspiration.

Want to tone down some of the crazier, more counter-culture designs? Add in a different kind of twist with a soft, vintage style palette, like this Petals & Pearls color inspiration. So you love tattoos and also flowers. You crave offbeat but still love pearls. No reason not to have both! We often take traditional stuff and give it a contemporary spin… why not the other way around? A beautiful ombre pallete of reep reds, soft pinks and light pearly whites are the perfect thing to add that vintage glamour. See how it compares to the original.

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Color Inspirations – Woodland Spring

Bring your embroidery designs into the spring season with this Woodland Spring color inspiration.

It may just be an early tease, but around here there are definite signs that the long winter is finally coming to an end. Even if you’re still sitting in the cold, take delight in the colors of the new season with this Woodland Spring color inspiration! Warm woody tones of brown are offset by bright pops of blues and earthy greens. Keeping those cool tones bright and saturated will keep this feeling contemporary and fresh. See how it compares to the original.

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The Subtle But Amazing Hack To Make Clothes Awesome

The subtle but amazing hack to make shirts awesome with machine embroidery

Want to see that embroidery up close? Why the heck not…

The subtle but amazing hack to make shirts awesome with machine embroidery

The subtle but amazing hack to make shirts awesome with machine embroidery

The subtle but amazing hack to make shirts awesome with machine embroidery

Grab these embroidery designs as part of the Talisman design pack!

 

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Color Inspirations – Raindrops & Reflections

Sometimes, the obvious color choice is the right one. Let your embroidery designs glow with this Raindrops & Reflections color inspiration.

Unexpected color combinations are always fun, but what about the ones that make the most obvious sense? With this Raindrops & Reflections color scheme, these lanterns get the glow they were always designed for. Deep, saturated blues give a watery reflection for bright pops of warm light. Let your lanterns shine as they were always meant to. You can even add a touch of bleach or paint to really let them glow! See how it compares to the original.

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February Lookbook

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February’s Lookbook is out!

If you haven’t heard, 2015 now brings monthly lookbook catalogs. Catch up on all the designs, tutorials and inspiration you might have missed, all while browsing through gorgeous photos and easily accessible links. These catalogs will always be available, so you can look back as the year progresses and never miss the opportunity for fresh inspiration.

The second issue is available now through Issuu now! If you missed January, you can browse it here.

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