Erich Campbell

Erich Campbell is commercial machine embroidery educator, an award-winning machine embroidery digitizer/designer, and a decorated apparel industry expert, frequently contributing articles and interviews to embroidery industry magazines such as Printwear, Images Magazine UK, and more as well as a host of blogs, social media groups, and other industry resources. Having done everything in the industry from operate machines, to build and manage eCommerce properties, to create and manage partnerships between industry players, Erich takes lessons from the commercial garment decorating world and brings them to everyone. Erich is an evangelist for the craft, a stitch-obsessed embroidery believer, and firmly holds to constant, lifelong learning and the free exchange of technique and experience through conversations with his fellow embroiderers. A small collection of his original stock designs can be found at TheOnlyStitch.com

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Finished Blue Slime Pixel Art Embroidery design by Erich Campbell seen from an angle
Making Pixel-Art Machine Embroidery

My experimentation usually starts when someone asks me a surprising machine embroidery question; this project…

NASA Logo aka The Meatball
To Embroidery And Beyond – NASA Mission Patches

Our digitizing guru, Erich Campbell, wrote an article about NASA Mission Patches for the Space…

Prep and Punch: Drawing and Embroidery Digitizing

Embroidery Digitizing in the Real World Digitizers-in-training justifiably bemoan the lack of a single, clear-cut…

All Access: Machine Embroidery (and Digitizing) for Everybody

A commenter on one of my posts recently lamented an inability to create their own…

This 3D Foam Embroidery design made for a commercial client some years ago stitched well with thick commercial foam directly on a Brother PE-770 home machine with no alteration.
Simple Answers on 3D Foam Machine Embroidery

As a commercial machine embroidery digitizer, the use of 3D foam has been a subject…