Wonder where some of the best design companies come up with ideas for new embroidery designs? Often, ideas spring from customers’ requests. One company has found that working closely with their customer results in inspiring new ideas. Embroidery Library has a ‘Request of the Week’ page on their site. There you’ll find a new design that was requested by a customer and released as a new design. This week is a subway art design.
It’s really fun to browse that page because you’ll find such a variety of subjects, styles and seasons. It’s like having your own personal digitizer. Last week was kayaking Mr. and Mrs. Clause.
Now I don’t know what the criteria is for making the cut but I imagine if your idea is a sound one, you have a good chance of seeing it in stitches.
Embroidery Library has a long history of building a community of embroiderers who stop by their website to check out what new designs are available; learn new techniques in the Projects tab and see what other embroiderers are stitching in Stitchers Showcase. They even have a calendar in the Showcase so you can see what people were stitching ten years ago!
If you’re wondering what’s popular right now, then visit the Best Sellers page. This page lists the top 100 design packs and top 100 individual designs. You can even click on a previous year to see what was trending one year ago, two years ago and more. Of course, this week, most designs are focused on the holiday season. If you visit in the off season, you’ll find a more unpredictable offering. Very helpful information if you want to know if your taste is in tune with the industry.
Cataloging all this information keeps Embroidery Library informed and in tune with their customers. They seem to know exactly what you want when you want it. Of course, their real success is not just in their product offering but in their product quality. I believe stitchers have confidence in Embroidery Library’s designs because they stitch beautifully, again and again. As a special holiday treat, Embroidery Library is giving away four $25.00 gift certificates to a random commenter on this blog. Just tell us what holiday projects you’re working on right now and you could win one of four $25.00 gift certificates from Embroidery Library.