Monday, June 29, 2009

One Little Peek

Busy busy in the Fresh Thread studio... but that does not mean there is not time to play with some fabric, add three little wooden girls to my collection all while getting the finishing touches on another cute little thread-bare applique for the Sweet Charity Collection ( I must say... Blogger is acting very odd and my photos keep jumping around .. hope this is readable when I post!)

Friday, June 26, 2009

Thread Head

Don't the colors just make you want to sing? I never fail to feel happy as a clam when I am looking at embroidery thread. What makes me less than happy is trying to pick a new brand of thread to go with. I would love to hear what people are thinking about thread these days.

I currently have a fair stock of Marathon and it seems to run pretty well, but I have always been attracted to Robison Anton thread for it's colors. Oh.. the choices!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Little Hoot!

This little guy is the third design in the Sweet Charity Collection. Here he has been stitched out in a "thread-bare-patch style that is very popular with today's tweens, teens and hip mamas. His file will include modifications for "in the hoop" applique trimming and for just running him without applique fabric for a more graphic hand embroidered look perfect for a hip little baby doll t-shirt.

The features that give Little Hoot that popular "vintage cool" styling also make him very easy to produce. No need to trim closely in the hoop since after he is all done you are going to take your finger nail and ruffle the fabric that is peaking out to give him that time-loved look that is so popular these days. Look no further than stores like the Gap or Anthropologie for looks just like this one.

To celebrate the completion of this collection I will be gathering names from the comments sections of these post for a drawing.. so if you want a chance at a free copy of this collection please leave a comment! If you have other questions please contact me at

Monday, June 22, 2009

Shall we try that again?

Hello all,

This is my brand new blog for all things embroidery related. Give me a few days to slap on a coat of paint and hang some curtains and we will be in business. In the mean time I am looking for a few people to do some test sewing on some embroidery designs. You you are interested in doing that let me know.

My new collection is called Sweet Charity and these are two of files that will be included. I am doing the denim sewout tomorrow so look for better photos then.