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Gallery Connection July ’08 – HoopWorks Revisited

Some years ago, I think it was 2001, I noticed a trend: People wanted bigger designs from an embroidery machine with a smaller hoop. At the time, software was really just becoming popular and the idea of using software to ‘split’ a big file into smaller ones was not too farfetched. Soon 3-day workshops were being taught and it seemed that the future of embroidery was to be Large. Continue Reading…

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Adorable You! Has a new website

We make a really fun program called Adorable You! which is sold through AdorableIdeas.com This neato program combines embroidery with graphics, so you have beautiful, detailed photos appliqued under cleverly pre-digitized frames and lettering. So for instance you can frame a photo of your team with embroidery and add the team name in many lettering styles.

Posted 10 years, 12 months ago at 4:36 pm.

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Gallery Connection Mar ’08 – Help and Support

This month’s Gallery Connection is dedicated to education and all those wonderful people who help us get more use and enjoyment out of our products. Thank you!

 If you get the “Gallery Connection” then you probably surf the web on a regular basis. It’s truly amazing, isn’t it? How did we live, only ten years ago, without being hooked-in? How did we live without forums, online chat, email, live web casts, driver downloads and iTunes®? Continue Reading…

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Gallery Connection Jan ’08 – Studio III Released!

This month’s Gallery Connection is a special one because we have just released Studio III! This release is the result of a tremendous amount of effort over a very long time. It represents the first re-write of my original “Designer’s Gallery” AKA “Studio” since its debut in 2000. Before we get into specifics about Studio III let me first answer several of your questions: Continue Reading…

Posted 11 years, 4 months ago at 12:39 am.

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Gallery Connection Sept ’07 – Holiday Sewing

Wow, can you believe how fast time passes? Summer is over, kids are back to school, and sewing for the fall holidays is about to begin. Okay, maybe you’re not ambitious about it. But we’re only a few weeks away from Halloween. If we actually start this week, we’re right on time! Maybe too we can get a bunch of projects done which will get us through the holidays. I hear you cynics at home, “Yeah, right.” Well, let me be your cheerleader at least. Continue Reading…

Posted 11 years, 8 months ago at 12:37 am.

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Gallery Connection July ’07 – Monogram Placement

I’ve been traveling a lot lately, meeting many of you in towns such as Phoenix, Beaver Dam, St. Louis, Indianapolis, Chicago and many other wonderful places. While making new friends and sharing experiences, I’ve learned that some time-worn techniques get forgotten by a lot of us, and are new to many people who’ve only recently joined our hobby. For instance in Nashville recently we were discussing monogramming a man’s shirt cuff. This leads to a couple discussions, which I pass along to you here: Continue Reading…

Posted 11 years, 10 months ago at 12:35 am.

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Gallery Connection – May ’07

The art of fabric embellishment has been around for as long as fabric itself. And we know that thousands of years ago, Egyptians were embroidering. Today, we see much commercially embroidered fabric used both in fashion and for interior decoration. And although it’s everywhere around us, seldom to we embroiderers begin a project with embellished fabric. Personally I think this is a result of the availability of embroidery designs, or lack thereof. Continue Reading…

Posted 12 years ago at 12:32 am.

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Gallery Connection Jan ’07 – Finishing those UFOs

Ah, January! White sales, full parking lots at the gym, and New Year’s resolutions! Let’s take a moment and see if we can get the sewing year off to a good start, too. For me that means taking time to complete some UFOs, organize those designs I’ve been downloading, and finally get around to monogramming those shirts that I’ve been meaning to. Here’s how I’m going to do all this: Continue Reading…

Posted 12 years, 4 months ago at 12:30 am.

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The Gallery Connection – June 2006

Many of you are discovering our Interactive design collections, and word is spreading fast. This month we’re shipping the fourth title, Floral Accents. I believe Interactives represent the future of embroidery, so let’s take a closer look. Continue Reading…

Posted 12 years, 11 months ago at 12:17 am.

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Gallery Connection May ’06

As the creator of Designer’s Gallery, I have been privileged with a column in the e-news! This let’s me share with you some of my favorite tips, tricks and techniques. We want to help you get the most out of our products, and join with us in the creative process. To that end, we always welcome questions and suggestions. Continue Reading…

Posted 13 years ago at 12:14 am.

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