Category Archives: SewFun! Blog

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!

Here and there!

February 18, 2011, Posted in SewFun! Blog by  Lena Kantis

Norway was fantastic; it is such a great inspiration to get together with woman that all share the same interest. As promised I took some pictures for you.

Here is Marit F Johannesens quilt, it is beautiful; the center part is created by using the 4D Quilt Design Creator and the strips have been added in the hoop created as embroideries, by digitizing the running stitches to apply the fabrics. As you can see she is a master! What do you think?

Small purses to use for coins or make up (or basically anything that would fit in it), is the second thing I have taken pictures of.

have also been on a quick tour to Europe this week. Flew to Germany as it was the easiest way to get to the city in the Netherlands were I had a meeting. The meeting took place in a museum, an old lace factory. I took this little movie using my cell phone. The machine is creating bobbin lace. Pretty neat.

In the museum I found this treasure: a very old Singer instruction book on how to create Art Embroidery and Lace. The first edition of this book was written 1922.

Spring was definitely on its way in Europe. Some people at the hotel drank the coffee on the veranda. Fantastic!

Until next week!

Happy Sewing!

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From All of Us, To All of You

February 15, 2011, Posted in SewFun! Blog by  Lena Kantis

New hopes, new wishes, and a lot of new sewing inspiration are what we will look forward to for this coming year. In Sweden we have had the coldest winter in 110 years. Extremely cold weather with lots of snow, look forward to the spring with the sun and a bit less cold weather. Here is a picture of my house, lot of snow as you can see.

Anders was kind to send a picture of the boys wearing the outfits he had sewn. He says:
-“The boys love their new outfits. I must say it was an enormous satisfaction to see them get dressed with the clothing I had been sewing. They love to wear it! In my opinion, more people should try to sew their own clothes.”


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Meeting in London!

January 31, 2011, Posted in SewFun! Blog by  Lena Kantis

I smile :) , love that it’s no snow in London, and the sun has been shining for several days. This week we have had a HUSQVARNA VIKING® 5D™ Embroidery Software meeting. We do have meetings on regular basis, normally as phone conferences, but once or twice a year we get together for a meeting in London or sometimes in Sweden. What we discussed is a secret; however it will be creating more joy of sewing! Just wait and see!

I got a gift, a very nice white shirt with the 5D™ logo on the back, and the cutwork lace design on the front of the shirt. I will be wearing it next week when I will be teaching the 5D Embroidery system in Copenhagen for the Danish Sewing Stars. Fun!

The logo on the back of the shirt is made by using the Multi Colorgradient fill. The feature is available in 5D Design Creator, in the HUSQVARNA VIKING ® 5D™ Professional.

If you have never ever tried any of the fantastic 5D™ embroidery software before, we have three fun and easy products for you to be able to find out how fun it is, the Inspira®Cross Stitcher, the Inspira®Monogram and Vision, and the Inspira®Family Tree.
See how beautiful embroideries you can make using them.

Next week I am sure I can share pictures from Denmark.

Happy Sewing!

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Thank you, thank you, and thank you!

January 21, 2011, Posted in SewFun! Blog by  Lena Kantis

We have been very glad to see so many wonderful pictures of the sewing projects that you have created. I could tell you have had lots of fun sewing and creating all of these fantastic things. Thank you all for sharing it with us and your fellow sewers by sending your pictures to HUSQVARNA VIKING® Sewers Choice. To pick the top three among all the beautiful sewing projects was a nightmare especially as I only have photos to judge from. You were all winners in my opinion as you have spent time with your sewing machines to have fun, it is great for the soul.

There are always many new projects that we are working on, things you will be seeing here during this New Year, 2011. We will continue to help you enjoy your sewing even more. This week I have to plan for a trip next week. I will be going to London and take part of a meeting. I will keep you updated next week, with pictures. I have finished a dress in a wrinkled fabric, and I made an elastic belt with the chicken feet as decoration, to wear with the new dress. I think the belt was the quickest project I have done I really long time; it only took five minutes to complete.

We have been organizing our “walk-in-closet”, with all the sewing samples and we found some beautiful material. Here are two beautiful quilts that I found. The quilts have been designed by Åsa Wettre, a Swedish textile artist and author. The red quilt is called “Nine patch with plants”, and has got small embroideries from HUSQVARNA VIKING® Design Collection#3, “Quilt & Country”. The second blue/green quilt goes by the name of “The house in the middle”, with embroideries from HUSQVARNA VIKING® Design Collection #30, “Fantasy”. Be creative and add embroideries on you quilts, choose your own favorites, it will be amazing.

See you next week from London!

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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