Category Archives: Embroidery

Video shooting with Sue Hausmann and Janie Lantz!

July 10, 2011, Posted in Embroidery, SewFun! Blog by  Lena Kantis

How fun to be part of making videos at the studio in London at VSM Software. Sue shared a lot of tips and what to think of, and she is a great inspiration. We did enjoy to be part of making the videos.

Here is a picture of the three of us at the studio in London.

As you can see I did wear the top that I had embriodered. Here is a close up on the top.

Husqvarna Viking® Embroidery Design Collection# 165, ” Venetian Embroideries”.

Happy Sewing!

New trip to London!

July 1, 2011, Posted in Accessories, Design Collection, Embroidery, Inspiration by  Lena Kantis

I will be travelling to London to be part of creating videos for the HUSQVARNA VIKING® Embroidery system. Of course I need to have nice outfits for this purpose. I bought a new top to use for the videos.

Here is how I decided to add some embroideries! Before choosing I went and searched for embroidery designs by using the HUSQVARNA VIKING® Embroidery Design catalogue online. Super tool! It is “sew” easy and fun to be able to select this way. The embroidery is coming from HUSQVARNA VIKING® Design Collection #165 “Venetian Embroideries”.

I always print out a template to see if the size of the embroidery is good and to put it in the right position of the garment. Select colors and then run the embroideries. Then I hoop only the stabiliser, and use the basting around the design.

Here is the top:

Image of the top with the embroideries

Available in the same way, online is the HUSQVARNA VIKING® Accessory catalogue. Fantastic, including small videos of how to use some of the accessories, search function and much more. Use it online or download it from the web to your pc or laptop.

Happy Sewing!

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Summer is here!

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

Summer has finally arrived in Sweden, yesterday it was 30°C (86F).

At the office we are working on the products we are going to launch after the summer holidays, so today I went to the photo studio to see how the photographer took pictures on the new projects. They looked great. I will share later of course.

I am sewing on a dress with letters, and text. Same kind as below, but I will make mine in black with colourful text and I am of course using the new Superfonts, from the HUSQVARNA VIKING® 5D™ Embroidery system. I have decided to use words that I like and the name of my children etc.

I have finished my brown cutwork dress, and Helene also happened to have a dress on that she had sewn, so here is a picture of the two of us.

Both of us have used the HUSQVARNA VIKING ® Design Collection #230, Easy Cutwork. Helene also made a slip under her dress using the HUSQVARNA VIKING ® Design Collection # 223, Bobbin Lace.

Happy Sewing!

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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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    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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