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Saturday, August 2, 2014
Cajun Corner – Vol. 6, No. 19 – August 2, 2014
Cajun Corner – Vol.
6, No. 19 – August 2, 2014
Jour!Welcome to Cajun
Stitchery’s weekly email and welcome to our family.
Does size really matter?Sometimes in embroidery it does matter.With that said, I want to inform you it is my
understanding Cajun Stitchery now owns the biggest hoop in the embroidery industry.It is not so much the size of the outside of
the hoop as it is the footprint of the hoop and machine.Any machine has its limits.On embroidery machines you can go just so far
side-to-side and up and down.That is
known as the X and Y axis.Flashback to
algebra, huh?Our new hoop has a
stitching footprint of 16” wide and 14.75” tall.That is very big.Of course, if you turn the design sideways it
can be 14.75 x 16.Just to test the new
hoop, I enlarged a fleur de lis to these dimension and stitched it out.Of course, I don’t have any designs that
large now but we can now make them that large.You aren’t going to buy designs that size, either, unless they are
custom designed.That’s not to say that
other machines and other hoops cannot complete a design that size.They can but not in one hooping.
It is now August.George and I will be celebrating our 44th wedding anniversary
on August 14th.George did a
little research and found that the traditional wedding gift for a 44th
anniversary is groceries.Yep, you read
that right.George said he’s going
grocery shopping for our anniversary.I’m
still thinking about what to give him.He’s not a big fan of sweets.Maybe I’ll just take him out to dinner but that is just so blasé.Any ideas?
We have added a new category to our Etsy store
for Wedding Miscellaneous.There are
little and big corset bags, Just Married luggage tags, Mr. and Mrs. Luggage tags,
and a few other items.Hopefully, more
items will be included as time goes by.
The new category is because so many people want
to purchase unique gifts for wedding and baby showers, as well as birthdays but
unique items are either too expensive or not special enough.I’m going to try to do some items to help
out.I know there are years when it is
one wedding after another; then there are years with a multitude of baby
showers (usually the year after the weddings).The pocketbook tends to start shrinking after a few of these
showers.Practically speaking, I would
think you can never go wrong with diapers for baby showers, but so many of the
young people these days are going with the holistic and environmental thing and
you don’t know what kind of diapers to get.Monograms are always in vogue and appreciated.They aren’t very expensive, either.If I can hoop it; I can monogram it.Yes, even diapers.And, I have monogrammed disposable diapers.
A friend of mine suggested that I include the
following, from a conversation we were having, in this week’s Cajun Corner:
question: Yes, different textures are digitized differently, not to
mention there are different techniques in embroidering different
textures. For example: if we are embroidering on light linen or
cotton, like a sheet, heavy embroidery would be too much and look
funky. You want something light on a light fabric. Heavy embroidery
could tear a light fabric. However, if you are working on a heavier
fabric like the primitive linen, you would want a heavier design so that the
embroidery would not look washed away. Heavier fabric requires an
underlay most of the time.
the pillowcases that I made? Remember the embroidery on the edge compared
to the embroidery as you had me change it. It was the same design but
adding the underlay made the embroidery stands out, have texture, and look more
are using toweling, velvet, corduroy, anything with a pile, you need to
digitize to help the design stand above the pile and/or keep the pile
down. A lot of that is also in the embroidery technique used.
plastics, netting and card stock need the embroidery with longer
spaces between the stitches so the fabric is not ripped.
So, in a
lot of respects the fabric determines how a design is digitized.
more stitches = more cost.
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