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Are you interested in getting better embroidery? Do you sometimes suspect it doesn't matter what you do with a particular design you won't get good results? Well, you may be right! Maybe you've tried different hooping techniques, different stabilizers, even different threads and needles. You've t...


Date Posted: 1 August 2019

Aside from thread breakage, design registration (outlines that don’t line up) is the issue that is most commonly asked about. This article will give you a tried and proven solution to what is an easily fixed problem, but there are some things that need to be addressed first. For example, a b...


It’s hard to believe that Embrilliance Embroidery Software is celebrating 10 years in Australia. Founder and developer Brian Baillie from the USA is rightfully very proud of his achievements, as Embrilliance is now the most popular home embroidery software in the world. Its diverse, easy to use feat...


Date Posted: 1 January 2019

Read about this remarkable company and you’ll understand why Echidna Sewing is so committed to Brother products. Brother dates back to 1908 when Kanekichi Yasui established YASUI SEWING MACHINE CO which focused on the repair of sewing machines and production of machine part...


Have you ever had unwanted bobbin thread showing up in your design? It’s like an uninvited guest at a party - it really can spoil the moment! One of the most read articles in our last bulletin was about the Towa Digital Tension Gauge , which is not surprising given the importance of setting t...


  Date Posted: 1 February 2019

“Press as you sew” is what we all heard when we were learning to sew and it really hasn’t changed a great deal. You can’t get away from giving a project a light press during its construction and by doing so it will look better by its completion. This technique is referred to as “under pressing” and ...


 

'Do you offer basic sewing classes?' You'd be surprised how often I’m asked this question! Usually, it comes from a young person wanting unique, bohemian homewares or an older mum looking for a creative outlet. What unites them both is a desire to learn and the excitement of what lies ahead. P...


 

Do you think building a stash of free designs downloaded from the Internet is the best way to build your embroidery library? While you can find some well-digitized designs that are free for downloading, the likelihood of building a large library of good designs just this way is extremely small. Here...