Ghost in the Embroidery Machine

Join digitizing guru Erich Campbell for an exploration of the world of machine embroidery – It’s Ghost in the Embroidery Machine, exclusive to Mr X Stitch!

Rock On Hand Embroidery Design from Erich Campbell's The Only Stitch as a stitched sample.
Why are the colors wrong when I open a machine embroidery design? – Ask the Ghost

It’s time for another edition of our seldom-seen advice column, Ask the Ghost in the…

Machine Embroidery: Learn The Lingo in Make Magazine
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Machine embroidery is technical by its nature: It’s full of arcane terms, from the materials…

Erich Campbell -Matte 40 - The Orchards Scale
Single Color Machine Embroidery – One Thread, Many Qualities

It’s hard not to love a single-color machine embroidery design; there’s no need to re-thread…

Erich Sketches Monograms from a traditional exemplar
Ask the Ghost: Making Memorable Monograms

Dear Ghost, I monogrammed a bag for myself on a whim; now that people have…

Embroidered Emblems and Patches from Plastic

As a commercial embroiderer, I’ve tended to favor techniques that use time-tested, embroidery specific materials.…