Machine Embroidered Band Patches – Apocalyptica

Work in progress Apocalyptica patch

Work in progress Apocalyptica patch

Next up in my band-patch making project is the logo for Finnish symphonic / cello metal band, Apocalyptica.

The design was a bit more detailed, which didn’t translate in this scale quite as nicely as I would have liked I’m afraid.

That’s one of the trial-and-error elements of using this software and this embroidery machine… not everything works as well on the screen as it does in thread.

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Machine Embroidered Band Patches – Insomnium/Gatherum

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.

Machine embroidered band patch - Omnium Gatherum

Machine embroidered band patch – Omnium Gatherum

Omnium Gatherum

Melodic Death/ Progressive metal band Omnium Gatherum is the next logo I looked at… which is… incredibly simple. Continue reading

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.

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Embroidered Anatomical Heart Artwork

Artwork of an anatomical heart sewn on black velvet

Artwork of an anatomical heart sewn on black velvet

As I’ve been building the gallery wall in my room, I wanted to add more than just photos and paintings, but also add more texture in there as well.  I decided to try out a few different designs, and ultimately choose the one I liked best to frame.

With all of them, I designed the pattern in Adobe Illustrator, then brought that into the Maker Space to change the vector files into something the embroidery machine could read using PE Design. From there I brought the files to the Maker Space’s digital embroidery machine, and sewed them up!

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