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cynfulcynner
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Posted: 2004-07-13 3:29 pm   Permalink


I recently bought a new sewing machine that does embroidery. Here are some photos from its first use:


the first color


further along


almost done


the finished design


My second stitch-out -- both of these will be made into throw pillows.


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Sam Gambino
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Posted: 2004-07-13 3:58 pm   Permalink

Cool stuff CC. If I had one of those, my handkerchiefs, washcloths, dish towels, hats, boxers and my newborn son's burpcloths would have tikis plastered all over them!
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UtopianDreem
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Posted: 2004-07-13 4:07 pm   Permalink

Looks great! Are those your own designs?

 
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Posted: 2004-07-13 4:25 pm   Permalink

hey.. your monkey needs a fez!

you are darned crafty. is that one of those fancy machines that use digital patterns?

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cynfulcynner
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Posted: 2004-07-13 4:28 pm   Permalink

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On 2004-07-13 15:58, Sam Gambino wrote:
If I had one of those, my handkerchiefs, washcloths, dish towels, hats, boxers and my newborn son's burpcloths would have tikis plastered all over them!



thanks!

So far I've been doing some T-shirts and throw pillows and I'm getting ready to do some towels. Hopefully soon I will have things for sale....


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cynfulcynner
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Posted: 2004-07-13 4:31 pm   Permalink

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On 2004-07-13 16:07, UtopianDreem wrote:
Looks great! Are those your own designs?



Those came from embroideryonline.com. There are TONS of designs available for download.

I bought software with my machine that will allow me to scan and digitize artwork, and create designs of my own, but I haven't had much time to play with it yet.


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cynfulcynner
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Posted: 2004-07-13 4:38 pm   Permalink

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On 2004-07-13 16:25, dogbytes wrote:
hey.. your monkey needs a fez!

Is that one of those fancy machines that use digital patterns?



Yes, it's a Bernina artista 185. How about this for a fez?
http://www.emblibrary.com/Emblibrary/product.asp?catalog%5Fname=Emblibrary&category%5Fname=Free+and+Accepted+Masons&product%5Fid=J1278



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Kono
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Posted: 2004-07-13 5:14 pm   Permalink

So, forgive my ignorance, but is that thing totally automated? What do you have to do, punch buttons and change the thread? I can sew a button on by hand, that's about it.

Very nice!


 
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cynfulcynner
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Posted: 2004-07-13 5:35 pm   Permalink

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On 2004-07-13 17:14, Kono wrote:
So, forgive my ignorance, but is that thing totally automated?



Here's how it works:
1. Load design into machine via memory card or PC connection.
2. Place fabric and stabilizer (backing) in hoop and attach hoop to machine.
3. Thread with first color and start -- machine stops and cuts thread when that color is finished.
4. Clip any hanging threads, change color and restart machine. Repeat until all colors have been stitched.

The two designs I posted here each took over an hour to stitch. The design with the monkey has 15 different colors and over 12,000 stitches! What have I gotten myself into?


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Kono
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Posted: 2004-07-13 6:59 pm   Permalink

That first one would look great on a car seat cover.

An hour labor's nothing for getting such cool looking results! Let us know when you're stuff's on ebay...

You could take digital pics of mugs and tikis and use PSP to soften the image and get rid of the background and then import that into your software. The possibilities are endless!


 
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Raffertiki
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Posted: 2004-07-13 7:40 pm   Permalink

That is nice stuff. I'm sure you could work out an arrangement with some of the artists here. Hint hint.
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Tahitiki
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Posted: 2004-07-13 7:49 pm   Permalink

Very cool,
I wonder how much did you pay for this cool toy?

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cynfulcynner
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Posted: 2004-07-13 8:34 pm   Permalink

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On 2004-07-13 18:59, Kono wrote:
You could take digital pics of mugs and tikis and use PSP to soften the image and get rid of the background and then import that into your software.



It's not as simple as it sounds. I downloaded the Tiki Central logo and ran it through my digitizing software, and it told me I would need *63* colors of thread!

Digitizing line art and solid colors is pretty easy, but it gets really complex when any shading is involved. I'm not saying it can't be done; I have great admiration for the people who do this for a living.


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cynfulcynner
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Posted: 2004-07-13 8:40 pm   Permalink

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On 2004-07-13 19:49, Tahitiki wrote:
I wonder how much did you pay for this cool toy?



Plenty! (and that's all I'm saying)

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Tiki-Toa
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Posted: 2004-07-13 10:27 pm   Permalink

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On 2004-07-13 16:25, dogbytes wrote:
hey.. your monkey needs a fez! elicia



No doubt! He looks almost nekkid! But I love the designs you have doen so far, and I think we need to start finding things for you to embroider so you can start making some of your money back.

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