The Rise of Floral Fashion Embroidery – And How to Do It Yourself

If you’ve been paying attention to fashion trends at all, or even just walked into a mall lately, you’ll notice one trend that’s everywhere… floral machine embroidered fashions. Machine embroidery has long been a part of the fashion scene, but never has it quite had a heyday quite like this.…

Floating out of the Hoop: Securing Garments for Stable Embroidery

In spending time with friendly home embroidery enthusiasts, I see differences in practice from my commercial roots; one (relatively) recent development was the rise of ‘floating’. Floating, in this instance, refers to the practice of securing stabilizer in the hoop and either gluing, pinning, or basting garments to this stabilizer before…

Anne Waller’s Fairytale Magic

Color and light spring to life in Anne Waller’s unique textile art. Under the name Heatherwell Designs, she creates a variety of creative works, including these magical freemotion embroidery works. We’re loving the bright-on-dark color palette and all the intricate details! See more of Waller’s work on her Heatherwell Designs…