Category Archives: Embroidery

Summer time and maybe a visit to the beach?

July 5, 2012, Posted in Accessories, Design Collection, Embroidery, Inspiration, SewFun! Blog by  Lena Kantis

I must admit I love this time of the year. Mainly because of all the daylight hours and the possibilities for more time to visit friends and family and be out door, and at the beach.

Next week, I will visit a friend, and I have decided to embroider a couple of towels for her children. I love the new Inspira, design collection called “Funky Fish”, so I will pick a couple of designs from there, and I will add the names of the children in Husqvarna Viking® 5D™ embroidery as there are many beautiful fonts to choose from.

Here is one towel we have embroidered here in the office

I have finished my table cloth. I did use the Husqvarna Viking® Interchangeable Dual Feed Foot, to stitch in the ditch and to finish the binding. Find the instruction how to use it in the accessory users guide:http://www.husqvarnaviking.com/us/accessories_search.asp

It does make a huge difference as it does feed the fabric from both top and bottom. Looks great on both sides after stitching as you can see.

Happy Sewing!

Back in Sweden

May 11, 2012, Posted in Embroidery, Embroidery Software, Home Dec, Inspiration, SewFun! Blog by  Lena Kantis

After being first in China then in the USA my normal time zone is way off. It will proabably take a week to get back to normal.

In the USA I have been teaching the new Husqvarna Viking® Quilt Design Creator software. I love it! Very fun, and easy to use, and if you have not tried to add embroidery into your quilts this is a great way of starting to do that.

In Sweden we do not have any quilting frame so most of the samples was created on Husqvarna Viking® DESIGNER DIAMOND deLuxe™.

Here you can see the package and some samples that I have sewn. Great to have the possibililty to use the new software for both the Quilting frame and the embroidery machines.As I was teaching the Husqvarna Viking Embroidery software, I did also finish my letter dress. This is how it does look!

I have recieved a lot of emails reagrding the instruction for the Husqvarna Viking Professional embroidery “Table cloth”. Here is the link with the instruction on hoiw to embroider it.

Amsterdam, Paris and London!

March 2, 2012, Posted in Design Collection, Embroidery, Inspiration by  Lena Kantis

We are going  on a tour! It did actually start last week in Huskvarna. No traveling for us, but we had guests from Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom. We did show all the new products that we are launching within short. One of them you have already seen too, the new Husqvarna Viking 140 year anniversary machines- the Tributes.  There are much more to come! All kinds of fantastic sewing products.

On Sunday we will fly to the Netherlands,  Amsterdam. I have not been there for several years. We will have the meeting for two days, then we will go by car to Paris. Look forward to this, as I have not been going on the road that much in Europe. We will be four people traveling by car, together with all our new products, and sewing samples.

A new design collection is also something I will spend some time to try! It is the new Husqvarna Viking® Design Collection “245, http://www.husqvarnaviking.com/global/428_26153.htm Decorative Edge Work.

Here is one of the garments made for the design collection catalogue.  I did try to nice jacket that has been made here in our office. Like it, very nice fabric, a heavy knit in offwhite.  The stabiliser for using this design collection is watersoluble, like the Inspira™ Aqua Magic. 

You will be seeing pictures from the Netherlands and France next week.

I am teaching one technique and the participants are sewing a small project. I did use the instruction from our sewing projects a small jewelry bag., here is the link.http://www.husqvarnaviking.com/global/507_17755.htm

Why did I write London, the reason is that I will be going there after Paris, I will only be home for one day and then off to London to make new videos with my dear friends Janie Lantz and the one and only Sue Hausmann. I am “sew” much looking forward to my trips, to meet my colleagues and also to meet new people that I have only been in contact with by email.

Happy Sewing and enjoy your weekend!
Lena

email to lena.kantis@europe.svpworldwide.com

Brr freezing and looking forward to the spring!

February 9, 2012, Posted in Embroidery, Inspiration, SewFun! Blog by  Lena Kantis

This week we the winter did arrive. It has been very mild until now. Today we have snow and 17 degrees below (Celsius which is around 0 Fahrenheit). Best thing to stay home by the open fire place, and sit by the sewing machine sewing the spring outfits.

 I thought you might like to see how my new office is looking, here you can see my room, I have put the Designer Diamond deluxe behind my desk so I can run it while I am working on my PC. Here is the first dress for the spring. In apricot.

Close up on the front of the dress.  This is a dress that I will wear when we will make new videos in London in March. Guess what- Sue Hausmann, Janie Lantz and I will be back!!  I am “sew” much looking forward to it.

Dress pattern is a new one from Burda 7517, very easy and the embroidery design I have used is a built in embroidery design from the Husqvarna Viking®           DESIGNER DIAMOND deluxe™.

Happy Sewing!

Lena

email: lena.kantis@europe.svpworldwide.com

Happy New Year- and wishes for many relaxing sewing times!

January 6, 2012, Posted in Embroidery, Embroidery Software, Inspiration, SewFun! Blog, Sewing by  Lena Kantis

A new year is here, and we can look forward to the days that is now getting longer and we will be getting more daylight. That is wonderful as it is easier to get more things done. In Huskvarna we are sewing a lot for photo shoots this month, things that you will be able to see during the spring. Very busy, so you  can look forward to see many new wonderful things.

Kerstin has been sewing for her grand children. Two small boys that are cousins and both one year. She did sew pyjamas for them in soft flannel. Very cute with monograms on the front pockets. 

I have been very fortunate to have all my four children at home during the holidays, it is such a blessing. Johanna went with me to the office one day to embroider small appliques for her overall. An outfit the students are wearing when they have something that they call riots (when they are out having fun events)  All made from pictures selected from the internet. Johanna used the paint program and then brought the pictures into the 5D Embroidery System, where she used the Express Design Wizard. I think they look great. With the special look of pixels. I think you recognize who they are and what game they are from

Happy Sewing!”

Lena

  • LENA KANTIS

    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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