August is always such an exciting time in our industry. It’s when the big reveal on new product occurs. Right now, I’m in warm and muggy Nashville at Brother Back to Business and pretty much in awe of the new toys you are getting to enjoy. If you’ve noticed the trend towards embroidery really transforming into artwork, well have no doubt. The trend has come full circle.
Brother is introducing toys and tools that will make us all Monets, Picassos or at least John Hancocks. Just attach the tablet to the Quattro, draw, trace or write a message and watch the Quattro digitize your artwork or signature right on the screen. Personalize anything in seconds and then save it to use again and again.
If you’re a Laura Ashley fan, you’ll fall in love with the Isodore’s understated elegance. Named for Laura Ashley’s beloved floral pattern, the Limited Edition IsodoreTM Innov-is 5000 is engineered for the discriminating sewer, avid quilter and accomplished embroiderer who wants it all in one state-of-the art machine. The first member of the Laura Ashley family with embroidery capabilities, the Isodore offers premier embroidery, quilting and sewing features all in one beautiful, precise, high-performance machine. But how is it different from other embroidery machines? Start with the 50 built-in embroidery designs designed by the Laura Ashley company.
The designs are breathtaking—full blown flowers, border designs, accent motifs and more. You’ll find tons of uses for these designs – shams, throw pillows, high-end linens, towels, and wearables. Wearables, you say? You betcha! Laura Ashley designs are the perfect addition to a feminine wardrobe. Scatter them across the hem of a skirt, down the front of a jacket or rest one on a sleeve.
And if you’re already a Brother owner, those same gorgeous Laura Ashley designs are available for your machine via iBroidery.com. With the click of a mouse, you can stitch them this afternoon.
Since I’m writing this post during a classroom break I have to make it short. But trust me; it’s been nothing but entertaining and educational. Over 150 dealers are in attendance and eager to share these new products with you. You’ll see new software (Monogramming – oh wow!), hoops, embroidery designs, precision alignment features on the machines and more. If you thought it couldn’t get any better, it just did!
What embroidery machine features do you fantasize about? What is your favorite feature on your current machine? Leave a comment to be entered to win a $25.00 shopping spree at www.dzgns.com.
Last week we asked you about time saving tips. The winner of 30 Favorite Embroidery Tips and Techniqueswith Nancy Zieman and Eileen Roche is…Darlene Jacolik!
“I love machine applique and set up my projects ahead of time by cutting all of the fabric I will need for each section and keeping in labeled in plastic zip bags. Eileen, I use most of the tips you mentioned, but have to admit, I have not made a note of any settings I changed. That is really a great tip! Thanks for all of your ideas.”