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The Iris is the eighth in the Birth Month Flower series of Echidna P.I.E. (P.I.E. stands for Premium Inspiration and Education). 

Month 8 (February) is all about "Working with Colour: Thread and Fabric". In this lesson Lindee will explain "Colour Theory and Embroidery".

For this month's project you will learn how to customise a fillstitch design and the best technique to use to embroider it onto a sweatshirt.

Whether you are a beginner or experienced machine embroiderer, you will discover that Lindee's teaching is very thorough, well-presented, jargon free and easy-to-understand. Your embroidery skills will blossom as will the pleasure of creating beautiful new projects. If you have missed the previous months of Echidna P.I.E you will find them here.

A Year of Flowers: Iris | Working With Colour: Thread & Fabric
What You'll Learn ...

  • Principles of colour theory and how to apply them for selecting thread colours

  • Considerations for thread colour selection

  • What to know about colour sorting

  • How to compose a new design layout

  • How to select a different colour palette for a design

  • Where to place a full front design

  • How to stabilize for sweatshirts

  • What to consider for fabric coverage

  • When to break some embroidery best practices for hooping

What's Included ...

  • Iris fillstitch designs – all sizes. As an added bonus we've also included the Primrose U.S.A. birth month flower fillstitch designs.

  • PDF project instructions to embroider a fillstitch design onto sweatshirt – 23 colour pages

  • Colour Theory and Embroidery lesson in PDF format – 20 colour pages

What You'll Need ...

  • Aside from the usual embroidery equipment you will need some customizing software such as Embrilliance Essentials. Although, if you have no software this month's project is very simple and could be done at the editing sceen of your machine.

Design formats include: ART, DST, EXP, HUS, JEF, PES, SHV, VIP and VP3 

To complement the fillstitch designs Lindee has created an Iris Birth Month Flower design set, which includes appliqué and redwork versions of these designs plus an alternate USA Primrose Birth Month Flower Design set

Brand LindeeG Embroidery
Products available
EP-FEB15-DL Echidna P.I.E. Iris Birth Month Flower Download

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