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, 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.

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!

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Happy Anniversary- HUSQVARNA VIKING®140 Years!

February 14, 2012, Posted in Accessories, Inspiration, Sewing by  Lena Kantis

To celebrate our 140 year anniversary, we are today launching a limited edition: the HUSQVARNA VIKING®Tribute™ sewing machines. Two wonderful sewing machines, in lovely red!  

First of the anniversary models is this beautiful HUSQVARNA VIKING® Tribute™ 140C.

 Sewing machine Tribute™ 140 M is as beautiful in red as the above. 

Find out more and see the beautiful sewing

Wish you all a Happy Valentines day and Happy Sewing!


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!




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



New office!

January 19, 2012, Posted in Embroidery Software, Inspiration by  Lena Kantis

We have been lucky to hire more staff! That is great, and very good. With adding more staff we do also need to organise our offices to fit all the groups. Therefor I have now got a new office. Very nice with a fantasic view, however it is smaller than before so  I need to consider what to save and what to get rid of. Not easy as I am like a squirell!

We are having lot of new products that we are working on, but as always you need to wait a bit for seeing them. Not fair I know.

My own sewing has only been testing new coming products and creating new samples that you will see in April, I think you will love them! I am very happy to let you know that we will make more videos in London in February, with Sue Hausmann and Janie Lantz and me. Very fun and exciting!.

Carina was in the sewing studio today, she had made a very fun t-shirt with a scull, created in the Husqvarna Viking 5D Design Creator. It does look very fun, I think you agree!’

Our colleague Karolina is working on giving me and Kerstin some input on a sewing project we are going to work on next week.

Happy Sewing dear friends!


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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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