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August 6, 2007

What’s New

Machine Embroidery + Punch Embroidery

What is that?
It literally means machine embroidery combined with punch embroidery.

Punch embroidery has been around for many years. Punch embroidery is amazingly fast and  easy to do. Most of the punch embroidery done to date involves punching a design including the background. Totally punching a project like this creates a nice dense rug like project.

Recent changes in punch needles allows for easy contouring of designs. This allows for just portions of the designs to be punched so they blend with the background fabric. This freedom shows off the texture and sculpture of the punched areas.

Coneflower Impressions is the first in a series of designs made using this combination of embroidery techniques.

This design is machine embroidery with a punched embroidery conehead using rayon ribbon.

A wide variety of floss, ribbons, and specialty threads can be used for punch embroidery that cannot be used in the needle for machine embroidery. Combining the two techniques greatly enhances the design beyond what each technique is capable of doing on its own.

Made with Six Strand Embroidery Floss and Silk Ribbon, the Second collection in this Series will be those beautiful ‘Pokers’ we all adore.

New Notion

Punch Needle Kit

This kit includes an adjustable needle handle, 3 size needles, 2 needle threaders, 2 springs, and a comprehensive easy to follow instruction booklet.

Purchase of the kit includes 2 of my punch quilt patterns for FREE

Learn a little about Punch Needle here

ON SALE this month
Appplique Designs

Pursenickety Purse Patterns

Buy 2 get 1 free
Buy 4 get 2 free
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Just write in the comments section the ones you want for free or we will chose for you.

More Notions

 Mettler Cotton 60 wt silk finish thread is available in large spools sold at a discount.  This cotton thread has a lovely sheen and doesn’t produce alot of lint in the bobbin area like other cotton threads. This is the thread you want to use for your lace.

VILENE.  This is precut and packaged in 2 yard lengths and is 72” wide (that’s 2 yards wide). Discount price includes free 1st class shipping within the US.

Vanex water soluble thread This is the thread you need for the fringe on the Mola designs

BobbiCot Prewound Bobbins - Available in Black or white at a discount price

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Copyright Laura Waterfield 2006




Laura's Sewing Studio embroidery designs are for personal use. Designs and copyrighted images are intended for private, non-commercial use. Laura's Sewing Studio entitles the purchaser only to make projects for personal use. The embroidery designs are the copyrighted property of Laura M. Waterfield. No design, documentation, or associated graphic distributed as part of this collection may be shared, re-sold individually, re-packaged, or used in any commercial endeavor or instructional presentation without the written consent of Laura's Sewing Studio. Any modifications of these embroidery designs are for the personal non-commercial use of the purchaser only and may not be sold or distributed under this licensing agreement.

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Thank you for your patronage and happy sewing.

Laura Waterfield

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