Machine Embroidered Band Patches – Stam1na

Work in progress Stam1na patch

Work in progress Stam1na patch

In my machine embroidery adventures, I decided to make some patches for my backpack as well.  I wanted to include some of my favourite bands, however each time I’ve gone to a concert – either the merch table didn’t have patches, or the patches were not visually appealing to me, or aligned with my colour scheme. (Yes.. even my backpack needs a colour scheme…)

So, as pure fan-art, I decided to draw out each of the band logos for four of my favourite bands (that I don’t already have patches for) in Adobe Illustrator, and then took the files into the Maker Space’s software, and made the files into embroidery files for the Space’s embroidery machine. Continue reading

Machine embroidery – two ravens

 two ravens machine embroidered on wool

two ravens machine embroidered on wool

In early September I returned to the Maker Space that I haven’t been to since before Covid. While initially I went with the intention of finishing a laser cutter project that I started before the pandemic, once I popped my USB into my computer to look at the files – I remembered all of the machine embroidery projects that I had wanted to do. The files were done (or nearly done) but I hadn’t yet had the chance to get to the embroidery machine.

(I also did a few new designs too…)

One of the files is a pair of reflected Viking-style ravens.

This design is roughly based on artwork by a Czech handpoke tattoo artist I follow on Instagram – The Raven From The North. (Jakub Vaniš) I did need to modify it a bit from their original work, and I’m not sure about their original inspiration/source, though it is a LOT like a few of the raven brooches I have seen from period (and one I own!)

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Additional sawtooth/fantasy Viking-inspired bag handles/frames

sawtooth/fantasy Viking-inspired bag handles/frames

sawtooth/fantasy Viking-inspired bag handles/frames

While at the Maker Space in September/October 2022 I had a few things I wanted to use the laser cutter for – however they wouldn’t all fit on one piece of wood together, so I had to spread them out.  That meant that I had extra space on my wood… so I added in some of the things I’d made before, including some Viking-style bag handles.

I previously showed off the “chairback” style handles, along with the the arched bag handles. 

I also added three pairs of the “fantasy” styles into the file.  These are the ones I’ll share today.

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Additional “chairback” Hedeby bag handles/frames

Laser cut "chairback" Hedeby-style bag handles / frames

Laser cut “chairback” Hedeby-style bag handles / frames

While at the Maker Space in September/October 2022 I had a few things I wanted to use the laser cutter for – however they wouldn’t all fit on one piece of wood together, so I had to spread them out.  However that meant that I had extra space on my wood… so rather than spending a lot of time researching and designing new projects, I really just went back to some of the files I’d already made and added them into the digital layout.

One of these projects was the Hedeby bag handles/frames I’d made before. A few days ago I blogged about the arched bag handles, made during this visit, and today I’ll share the bag handle/ frame design I’m calling “chairback” – because to me the design looks like the back of a kitchen chair.

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Simple silver crop top

Blog post promo image about the silver crop topJust a simple garment I finished off recently – a UFO that had been in the pile for a while.

This uses the same latex-coated silver spandex that I made leggings out of back in 2016. I think I cut out the crop top shortly after that, but didn’t love it, so didn’t finish it off.  Well I pulled it out of the UFO box and finished it…. and have worn it… for a set of photos and nothing more.

However… the top also matches an underbust corset I have in the same fabric.  I originally intended the whole ensemble as part of a costume that I’ve obviously never worn as intended.

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