Category Archives: Embroidery Software

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!

If you have any questions regarding the topic of the week, please contact:
lena.kantis@europe.svpworldwide.com

Make more use of your embroidery designs!

October 14, 2010, Posted in Embroidery, Embroidery Software, Inspiration, Sewing by  Lena Kantis

To decorate your garment with embroideries, when you sewing a new jacket for instance, you can create a super cool personal look. Use any of your favorit embroideries. They can be transformed in so many ways. I wanted to share how I decorated a jacket I made a couple of years ago.

I selected one Flower Design from HUSQVARNA VIKING® Design Collection #125 ”Funky Flowers”, and I sewed the embroidery on the left side of the jacket. To add more, I wanted to pick some pieces of the embroidery design and add it on the collar as well as below the first embroidery. A template was used to draw some wavy lines with a pictogram pen, and those lines were stitched with a reinforced straight stitch to make the lines more visible. If you are good at drawing you can of course draw a freehand wavy line. Finally I stitched some beads on the embroidery designs, which can be done on the sewing machine, if the hole of the bead is not too small. I did that with only the sewing machine needle, not using any presser foot. You can use tweezers to hold the bead.

Edit any of your favorit embroidery designs by using the possibility in HUSQVARNA VIKING® 5D™ Embroidery Extra and select the pieces you need. I prefer to use the polygon select as it’s really easy to use.

The pictures are showing the left and right side of the collar and the left front of the jacket. Finally I also embroidered my name inside the jacket.

Kerstin is expecting a new grandchild (her second), and she has been preparing a lot the last weeks. In Sweden the most common thing is that we don’t find out beforehand if it is a boy or a girl. We prefer to be surprised. So therefore Kerstin does not know if she will get a grandson or a granddaughter, well how can she prepare then? Here is a sample of what she has done. One pink and one light blue hat. Only one of them will be used by the new baby!

Happy Sewing!

If you have any questions of the topic, please email:
lena.kantis@europe.svpworldwide.com

Production of Lace.

September 17, 2010, Posted in Downloads, Embroidery, Embroidery Software, SewFun! Blog by  Lena Kantis

I am running two HUSQVARNA VIKING® DESIGNER DIAMOND™ sewing and embroidery machines in my office, like a small embroidery business.

It is going to be a give away embroidery design at the Norweigan Dealer Meeting (one embroidery for each dealer attending).
A beautiful free standing lace created in the HUSQVARNA VIKING® 5D™ Design Creator
Find the beautiful embroidered lace, with Richlieu bars, CrossHatch Fill, here.

It is going to be a give away embroidery design at the Norweigan Dealer Meeting (one embroidery for each dealer attending).
A beautiful free standing lace created in the HUSQVARNA VIKING® 5D™ Design Creator
Find the beautiful embroidered lace, with Richlieu bars, CrossHatch Fill, here.
 

Download the 5D lace here >>

If you want to learn how it is created you will find an instruction of a similar design in the new QuickStart Exercises, in the new HUSQVARNA VIKING® 5D™ Design Creator. In the exercise called ‘Fleur de Lys’.

The Nordic dealer meetings are about to take place, first I will travel to Norway, to a city called Drammen. There will be a dealer meeting from Friday until Sunday.
I travel home on Sunday, and on Monday I will travel to Stockholm and work there, at the Swedish dealer meeting.

I did not get to finish any of the two sewing projects; however, I always have a plan B (or even C & D!) in case something goes wrong. It is one of my strengths, to find away around the obstacle in one way or another.

My Plan B this time was to buy a ready made dress, and sew embroideries on it.
I selected an embroidery from a new HUSQVARNA VIKING® Collection that will be launched in October. It is using 60 weight cotton threads (very light weight) for the embroidery.

The white sample is using shrinking bobbin thread! Really cool!
The other sample on the beige fabric is an endless embroidery, and it is the one I have selected for my dress, and the last picture is showing one embroidery design that has got four corner alignment stitches, so you can create your own fabric. Love, love,love!!!

I embroidered black on black, as I like tone on tone, using water soluble stabiliser.
Truly a delicate and exquisite embroidery collection. It will be available in the stores within a few weeks!
The name of the HUSQVARNA VIKING® Embroidery Collection is # 232 “Delicate Embroideries”.

See you next week, have fun sewing!

Lena

PS If you have any questions of the topic of the week, please send an email to:
lena.kantis@vsmgroup.com

If you want to learn how it is created you will find an instruction of a similar design in the new QuickStart Exercises, in the new HUSQVARNA VIKING® 5D™ Design Creator. In the exercise called ‘Fleur de Lys’.

The Nordic dealer meetings are about to take place, first I will travel to Norway, to a city called Drammen. There will be a dealer meeting from Friday until Sunday.
I travel home on Sunday, and on Monday I will travel to Stockholm and work there, at the Swedish dealer meeting.

I did not get to finish any of the two sewing projects; however, I always have a plan B (or even C & D!) in case something goes wrong. It is one of my strengths, to find away around the obstacle in one way or another.

My Plan B this time was to buy a ready made dress, and sew embroideries on it.
I selected an embroidery from a new HUSQVARNA VIKING® Collection that will be launched in October. It is using 60 weight cotton threads (very light weight) for the embroidery.

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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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