Their embroidery journey and useful tips
Our Egg-citing Facebook Photo contest was another roaring success. We asked our Facebook followers to submit their Easter themed embroidery creations and we received so many fantastic entries! We asked the top 10 to tell us a little about their embroidery journey and also for some useful tips they would give to other embroiderers.
Tutorial video with Kim
Easter’s nearly upon us, but there is still time for some last minute embroidery! In this week’s blog article we provide a few Easter egg embroidery ideas and a tutorial video that shows you the features we used to digitize them.
Useful Tips and Downloadable Bonus FREE Easter Egg Design
In this week’s blog article we give you useful tips on how to avoid some common pitfalls when manually digitizing. We used our Easter egg design to highlight important elements of the digitizing process such as adding a basting stitch, adding special stitch effects and working out your digitizing and stitch order. Read more...
How to embroider on hessian and FREE bird designs
There are many FREE designs included in the Hatch Embroidery software. We picked these three beautiful folk birds for a little project that shows you how you can embroider on a difficult type of fabric. The result is a lovely hessian bunting that you can hang up to decorate your balcony or a protected area in your garden. Read more...
There are many ways to find the information you are looking for
There are two types of people when it comes to starting out with a brand new software. Some treat it as a new exciting adventure and throw themselves at it with all they have, while others might find the experience a little daunting and take things a little slower. No matter which type you are, we can reassure you that there are many ways to find information on Hatch Embroidery software. Read more...
Guidelines to fabrics that are the easiest or best to embroider for great results
When you start out in machine embroidery there are so many different supplies you need to be looking at, it can easily get overwhelming. In this blog post we shed light on the different types of fabrics you can use. We also give you some guidelines to which fabrics are the easiest or best to embroider to ensure great results right from the start.
Unique, Quirky, Cute
You have got to love animals. We admire them in the wild, and as pets they brighten our days with their loyalty and funny antics. No wonder animals are a very popular subject of embroidery. In this post we collected a bunch of animal themed embroidery that are a bit different, edgy and even arty.
All the basics you need to know about machine embroidery needles
It goes without saying that needles are an absolutely pivotal aspect of machine embroidery. Choosing the right needle out of a seemingly endless amount of choice and confusing information on the internet gets overwhelming very quickly! We put together a quick guide to give you a clear picture of the most important things you need to consider when shopping for embroidery needles for your projects.
It was a really LOVE-ly competition
Our Valentine's Day Facebook Photo contest was a roaring success. We asked our followers to submit their Valentine's Day themed embroidery creations and we received many amazing entries. It was fantastic to see how creative everyone got! It was obvious that a lot of LOVE went into the the contestants' work.
The story of the award winning artist and her unique embroidery designs
In this week's blog post we are featuring an embroiderer with a truly unique style. We are also offering three of her beautiful and brand new Valentine's Day themed embroidery designs to be downloaded for FREE. Although relatively new to machine embroidery, Nicola Elliott is already making a name for herself in the embroidery world...
There is still time to make these for yourself or someone special!
Valentine's Day is nearly upon us, but there is still plenty of time left to create something truly LOVEly for that special person in your life. Or why not simply treat yourself? We collected 14 SWEET projects that can easily be created and then personalized with a bit of machine embroidery. Add a special Valentine's Day message or your loved one's initials for a unique and memorable gift. There's nothing as valuable as...
The right thread will ensure your design is the best it can be!
When it comes to machine embroidery, the types of threads you want to reach for are a little different to those used for hand embroidery. Machine embroidery threads come in many different materials, ranging from rayon (the most popular) to silk to polyester. There are also less conventional threads like ...