Category Archives: SewFun! Blog

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.

Wedding preparations!

March 29, 2012, Posted in Inspiration, SewFun! Blog, Sewing by  Lena Kantis

Kerstin is very busy- her daughter Josephine is getting married in June, and there are many projects that will be sewn for the wedding.

Here is the very first thing Kerstin started to make. She embroidered all the names of the guests on the napkin rings. That way it will be easy for everybody to find their seats.

Since my last blog I have been in London for one week making more videos with Sue Hausmann and Janie Lantz at our VSM software company. Guess what- there is something new exciting for you to see at the end of April!

A new Husqvarna Viking® Design Collection #246 “Shadow Lace Embroideries” is very beautiful, instead of using a lot of thread this is using fabric to enhance the design. Embroider on light weight fabrics such as tulle, or organza. Then add fabric underneath the design. It will make the design pop. I will soon try this myself.

This week I am in China for a week visiting my husband, and I am very happy as I have sent one sewing machine and an embroidery unit. I need to finish a project and would like to sew a new dress too. I will buy some fabric tomorrow.

And I would like to wish you all a Happy Easter. Here are two Easter embroidery designs that is fun to embroidery for Easter.

I think you recognize the first one, as I posted it last year, but as we have had problems with the link, I wanted to add it here again.

Second one is a sweet Bunny in a basket.

Happy Sewing!!

Lena

Email:lena.kantis@europe.svpworldwide.com

Amsterdam in March

March 15, 2012, Posted in SewFun! Blog by  Lena Kantis

Amsterdam in March, we were hoping to see some tulip fields but it was to early and to cold. What we did see was windmills when we drove from Amsterdam to Paris. Entering in France we could still see some snow laying on the ground between the trees.

Windmill in Holland

At our Sales company meetings we have presented a lot of new products. One of the hands-on training was on the overlock machines, showing new presserfeet. The Corded Wavy Edge Foot is fun because it it  a new technique. Cut the fabric on the bias and stitch the 3-thread rolled edge over a fishing line or  small metallic wire, to get the wavy edge, to decorate your garments or homedec projects. The Corded Wavy Edge Foot does fir the Husqvarna Viking® s21 and s25. Here is the presentation on the foot in the accessory user´s guide.

In Paris we were taken on a guided tour. Here you can see me, and my colleagues Karin and Rasmus with the Eiffeltour in the background. The Eiffeltour sparkles every full hour for ten minutes.

Paris

This week I am in London making more videos with Sue Hausmann and Janie Lantz.
Happy Sewing!

Lena

Email: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

Visit in Nashville, TN.

January 26, 2012, Posted in Inspiration, Overlock, SewFun! Blog by  Lena Kantis

This week I am visiting our Husqvarna Viking office in Nashville.  We have had meetings with people regarding new products that will be coming. I promise to share later! It is fun to meet people that you have only been talking with on the phone or even only been communicating with via email. Always great to meet in reality, right?

Here is a picture of a beautiful quilt sewn by Starr Luteri, called “All night long”.  All sewing made on the Husqvarna Viking #1.

In the education rooms there were lot of activity going on- people preparing and cutting fabric,  dealer educations and a lot more. Jamie Warren (my colleague from the United Kingdom) and I was in the “Husqvarna Viking shop and admired the beautiful things made on the overlock machines. I will go home and sew the overlock bag below! Very cute for the beach.

 

Tonight I will fly home! See you next week !

Happy Sewing

Lena

email:lena.kantis@europe.svpworldwide.com

  • 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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