It’s been a great week and we’re planning a fabulous Fall!
What a week! Last Thursday I traveled to Cleveland to tape the second series of It’s Sew Easy television show. I had a blast connecting with my dear friend June Mellinger, Director of Product Promotion for Brother, meeting other guests and doing my segments. It’s such a hoot to tape television segments because the real work comes weeks before the taping – so much prep! The actual day is really quite enjoyable, that is, if you arrive fully prepared!
Here’s a sneak peek at what we have planned for our upcoming events. First on the event schedule is our Hooping Clinic. Marie and I hoop over 30 items with adhesive stabilizer and without stabilizer in standard hoops, Magna-Hoops, Snap-Hoop and border hoops. We discuss why you select each hoop and what to do when you don’t have the ideal hoop. Attendees find this information priceless. One recent attendee in Puyallup, WA said, “I could walk out of here after this lecture and feel I got every penny’s worth of admission.”
Marie and I cover tons of embroidery challenges during our two-day hands-on, team-sewing events: what to do when your fabric pops out of the hoop, stitching on terrycloth, vinyl, sheers, quilting with an embroidery machine, stitching multiples (and getting them to match!) are just a few of the 50 techniques we cover. Attendees use all of Designs in Machine Embroidery products – everything from Magna-Hoop Jumbo to Snap-Hoop to Placement Kits. Attendees learn how to set themselves up for success and navigate on the machine like a pro.
I hope you’ll join us this Fall and Winter – check the schedule, we might be coming to a location near you soon!
The winner of last week’s assignment answered the question: What type of projects would you like to see more of?
“Anything you come up with is always great, I do like the idea of embelishing ideas for ready-made clothing. My favorite place to get blanks is garage sales & second=hand stores. I find I get alot of practice without the great expense of retail, especially as I am just starting out, but getting better the more I practise. I do recommend using reference cards for embroidery. Nancy’s Notions carry really good ones, but when I was running out of them, I was able to customize some for myself with all the info I usually need.
I also love all the orgainzational ideas, an organized stitcher is a happy stiticher because we spend less time hunting and more time stitichin!!!” – Kathy Schmidt
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