Category Archives: Design Collection

Madly Successful!

June 8, 2011, Posted in Design Collection, Embroidery, Embroidery Software by  Lena Kantis

Madly Successful, the theme of the HUSQVARNA VIKING® Convention 2011 in Reno!

The HUSQVARNA VIKING® convention 2011 in Reno, was fantastic. There was only one thing that was not good and that was the internet connection, I was not able to open or send anything. (Sorry!)

We have launched a new top of the line sewing and embroidery machine, the new HUSQVARNA VIKING® Designer Diamond deLuxe™. Wow, with new innovative features such as the deluxe Stitch System™. The unique HUSQVARNA VIKING® deluxe™ Stitch System has two ways to control the needle thread. It will automatically select the best way to improve the balance between needle thread and bobbin thread for your convenience! Thread Portioning will feed the optimum amount of thread for each stitch as the presser foot is measuring the thickness of the fabric when you are sewing or embroidering. You can select thread Tension for specific techniques and/or accessories.

I have been privileged to use it a bit before I went to the convention and one of my favourite things regarding the deluxe™ Stitch System is the possibility to use all kinds of threads, and I have especially liked to use the sliver threads. That has not been possible before as the thread did break quite often. View from my window, with the Sierra Nevada Mountains in the background, as you can see still with snow on the peaks.

All educators were given a piece of silk, and we sewed a jacket. It is truly wonderful to see all the creative ideas. Here is a picture of the embroidery on the jacket I sewed and in some areas using the sliver thread. The embroidery is from the HUSQVARNA VIKING® Design Collection #204- Elegant Art Embroidery.

The HUSQVARNA VIKING® 5D™ Embroidery system, another wow, a fantastic new Free Update, including the new Multi-wave fill type, new Super Fonts, and the support for INSPIRA® cutwork needles in 5D™ Stitch Editor and 5D™ Design Creator. Free Mini Designs called Childstyle and much more! The Free Update are available to download from 24th of May, via Smart Update in 5D Configure.

Happy Sewing!

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May 6, 2011, Posted in Design Collection, Embroidery by  Lena Kantis

I am very excited; I am going to travel next week, to be part of the HUSQVARNA VIKING® convention in Reno, Nevada (USA). I am sewing as much as possible for a trip.

Beside that I am running my Designer Diamond™ in my office, with the new HUSQVARNA VIKING® Embroidery Design Collection #234 Crouchet Creations. It will become a bolero in beige when it is done. I use a bolero that I bought to create a new pattern.

I will be teaching a 5D™ Embroidery software class this time. Great fun! I will show the project later, as it is showing a lot of features that will be available later this month. You will have a lot to look forward too!

Karin, my colleague is testing her convention class with a group of new employees.

Next week I will be writing from Reno, Nevada.

See you!

Happy Sewing!

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Boot covers make it safe to walk in the dark!

April 8, 2011, Posted in Design Collection, Embroidery, Inspiration by  Lena Kantis

I long for spring, the best thing right now, is that we have got four more hours of daylight since December. I feel much happier, and it does sort of make me feel that I have more time to have fun sewing.

My friend and creative colleague Carina has sewn and embroidered wonderful boot covers. They are looking wonderful. If you would like to make these, you should use big embroideries on the side of the boot covers, for instance the HUSQVARNA VIKING® embroidery collection “Elegant Art Embroidery” #204.

On the back on the covers there is a zipper that does make them easy to take them on and off, and it has been decorated with reflex ribbon. It does not only look great it is also safe to be walking with these in the dark!

Two other of my colleagues are working with the development of the HUSQVARNA VIKING® embroidery design collections. Helene Koch, the artist and the creative designer of the embroidery design collections. Her outfit it is decorated with a lot of embroidery designs. The top and the under skirt has been decorated with bobbin lace, and crochet lace. HUSQVARNA VIKING® Design Collection #223 -Bobbin Lace and the brand NEW COMING SOON!  Design Collection #234- Crochet Creations.

Her co-worker, Sandra is testing all the embroidery designs to make sure it is the best HUSQVARNA VIKING® quality. Sandra has been sewing her outfit. A top in a printed knit fabric, together with trousers that are made in a silky satin. Great look!

I have started to sew the Crouchet collection that I did show you last week (and the one that Helene also used), on the HUSQVARNA VIKING® H|CLASS 600E sewing and embroidery machine, that is placed next to my office desk.

Happy Sewing!

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    Lena Kantis
    I have my office in Sweden, but I do also travel worldwide to teach and to share the Joy of Sewing. The Sew Fun! blog, is sharing all the latest HUSQVARNA VIKING® news, regarding all our sewing products. Lot of inspiration, videos, and pictures for you to get inspired by! Happy Sewing!

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