Embroidery Hints from the Expert

I got an opportunity to speak to Robin Kingsley this week about her incredible embroidery designs.  Every time I see her booth, I just want to start stitching!  She has several new patterns out and has even started combining pieced blocks.  It can’t get any better than that!

This Santa’s quartet table runner is a perfect example.



Item #BBD633  Retail $10.00

From a shop owner’s point of view, here is what you need to know….

Robin uses four different colors of backgrounds for her designs – all Kona cottons:  snow (Item #Kona-snow); bone (Item #Kona-bone); white (Item #Kona-white) and sand (Item #Kona-sand).

She uses four different colors of DMC pearl cotton:  red (Item #116-8-0498); black (Item #116-8-0310); blue (Item #116-8-0311) and green (Item #116-8-0367).

Her favorite embroidery needle is a #4 Richard Hemmin Embroidery Needle (Item #HW235-04).  It is very sharp but has a larger eye so they are easy to thread with the thicker pearl cottons.

And, last but not least, to make transferring the design easier, she uses Sticky Fabri-Solvy.  You just run it through the printer and it dissolves after all of the embroidery is complete.  You can’t get any easier than that!

Here are some more of her newest designs which will have your customers coming back for more.

Witches Hooray Table Runner


Item #BBD620  Retail $10.00

Trick or Treat Pumpkins


Item #BBD634  Retail $10.00

Santa Claus Door Stop


Item #BBD627  Retail $10.00

Mr Snowman Door Stop

Item #BBD626  Retail $10.00

Not all of her designs are seasonal.  There are patterns for you dog and cat lovers as well…

It’s a Dog’s Life


Item #BBD663  Retail $24.00

Bonefed Best Friend

Item #BBD664  Retail $10.00

Kitty Lover Reunion

Item #BBD665  Retail $10.00

Set up your display today!  All it takes is four bolts of fabric, four boxes of pearl cotton, some needles; Sticky Fabri-Solvy and patterns.  How often can you make an impact with a display without breaking the bank???  Her pattern covers are so well done that you don’t have to have samples of each one.

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