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Trade-show floor will be open from 11:00 am until 5:00 pm on Friday, March 13th and 9:30-3:00 pm on Saturday, March 14th. **Trade-show floor opens at 9:30 am on Friday, March 13th for Early Bird Shopping ticket holders only. We will have a closing ceremony with grand prize drawings beginning at 3:00 on Saturday. Check-in and on-site registration will be available on Thursday from 4:00pm-6:00pm, Friday from 8:00am-4:00pm, & Saturday from 8:00am-noon. If you have an early class on Friday we advise you to get checked in on Thursday.
Click here for class schedule: Biloxi, MS Class Schedule
The differences of a domestic machine to an industrial machine. The pros and cons of both. This class will also cover five major reasons why industrial embroidery machines are the best option for you. Taught by Eve Lowery
Learn Maintenance tips including proper oiling and cleaning your machine. Go over settings and color change options. Discuss backing types and features along with the differences and uses of stabilizer and specialty backing. Test and try hooping aids including Mighty hoops, Hooptech Clamping systems and Durkee frames. See the use of hooping aides and techniques along with new industry products including embroidery software choices. by Richard with Sewing Machine.com
Explore appliqué from “start to finish” in this class …. We will explore everything from “traditional” appliqué to machine embroidered appliqué – including using fabric, heat transfer vinyl or just outline stitches! Tips and tricks for using software and your electronic cutting machine will also be included in this class. This class has something for everyone from beginners to seasoned appliqué sewists!
Take your embroidery to the next level using your Silhouette Cameo, heat transfer vinyl and rhinestones!! We will bring an embroidery design into Silhouette Studio and create our cut file for the applique. Instead of cutting fabric, we’ll plan to cut heat transfer vinyl. Then just for fun, we’ll add a few rhinestones! (Silhouette Studio Designer Edition Plus is required for manipulating embroidery designs.)
Get over your fear of in the hoop embroidery!
Are you ready to take the next step making an in the hoop project? Come learn how to make an in the hoop zipper bag in your 5×7 hoop. Learn tricks and tips that will make constructing these bags fun and less painful.
Basic Overview of the following materials/supplies needed to make an ith zipper bag/wallet.
~ Stabilizers: Differences between stabilizers and what is good for in the hoop projects.
~Materials: Discuss the differences in materials and what the end results would be like.
I.e. Vinyl, cotton, leather and felt.
~Finishing’s: Discuss ribbon, zippers, o-rings vs clips
~Software: Basics to add a monogram or name to your wallet design.
~Preconstruction/Cutting of Fabric: pros and cons
~Show how to hoop stabilizer properly for an in the hoop project.
~Demonstrate pros & cons of precutting fabric or just running with fabric. Demonstrate making an entire zipper bag in the 5×7 hoop. Tips and tricks to keep your fabric out of the way and not get stitched into areas you don’t want them to get stitched. Show how to turn wallet right side out and finish.
Book your room at a discounted rate at the Hampton Inn Biloxi here:
Hampton Inn discount rate
Book your room at a discounted rate at the Double tree by Hilton Biloxi here:
Group discount hotel rate
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Full Day Hands On Silhouette Workshop by Craft Chamleon. Want to have a craft day with other ladies and create a variety of projects with the Silhouette? Do you want to learn how to use a Silhouette? Have you been wanting to make those cute Leatherette earrings that have become so popular? What about just refine your Silhouette skills and learn some new tips and techniques? This is for you!!!
In this full day hands on workshop we will start out with a brief introduction to Silhouette software then we will move on to learning the ins and outs of cutting fabric, quick taste of sublimation- Is it for you?, Introduction to Textile Foils, and how to cut and create with Leatherette. Then we will move on to the Hands on Projects. There will be 2 assistants in addition to the Instructor that are all TJC Licensed. All Blanks, Vinyl, HTV and other supplies needed to complete the projects will be supplied for you. You will be creating the following projects during this workshop:
No Sew Applique Pillow Band
Cosmetic Zip Bag
Leatherette Pouch and Earring
You will need to bring your Silhouette Machine with Mats and tools needed to week, measure, and cut. A new blade is recommended but not required. Laptop Computer with Silhouette Software installed, version 4.2.279 or higher. Double check you have cords for everything!!!
Classes will begin on Thursday, March 12th at 9:00 am until 5:30 Pm. (You will need to check in at EEM check in desk prior to class. Check in will open at 8:30 am for workshop attendees). There will be a break from noon until 1:00 pm for lunch. You can bring a sack lunch to have a quick lunch. If you bring a sack lunch you will be doing a sublimation project during the lunch hour. If you go out for lunch you will be given the sublimation project to take home.
For many of us, the very first project we did (or will do) with our embroidery machine involved adding a name or monogram to an existing design. So much FUN, EASY & CREATIVE things can be done with the lettering tool – and when you work with BX fonts in the Embrilliance software – the creative opportunities are off the charts! From adding names to appliqué designs to designing shaped/enveloped artistic lettering for logos, baseballs and more – this class is going to bursting at the seams with all sorts of personalization options using the lettering tool of Embrilliance Essentials and BX fonts. And if you are new to machine embroidery – come to this class and become inspired with the possibilities! Less calories than chocolate but just as addictive and enjoyable
We are still adding a few classes for the Biloxi show. As new classes are added you will receive and email so that you can check them out to see if you want to take them.
Learn how to maximize your profits using rhinestones, heat transfer vinyl, and sign vinyl during this session! Find out how easy and lucrative it is to create custom multi-decoration apparel and decals to sell to your local sports teams, clubs, businesses, and non-profit organizations. Discover new money-making possibilities such as these and more, as well as proven marketing strategies to increase sales, grow your customer base, and experience greater success in your business.
Discover how to incorporate rhinestones in your Silhouette projects with ease. Lisa Potts from The Rhinestone World will explore rhinestones including the basics of a good stone, the easiest tools for creating, the rhinestone panel in Silhouette Designer Edition, and creating rhinestone decals and apparel. Learn how to add some sparkle to everyday objects as well as dazzle in apparel. Find out exactly how easy rhinestones can be with maximum results.
We do a complete run through of how to seriously increase revenue by printing on site with Heat Transfers. Printing on site brings your business right to the very source of revenue.
If you do a lot of applique designs, cutting the fabric with a cutting machine can save you time. Learn how to turn those applique stitch files into SVG and FCM files for the cutter with just a few clicks in Embird. Peggy will also share a few tips on how you can make it work with filled embroidery designs too. Key fobs and other small in-the-hoop designs are very popular right now, but they can be very time consuming done one at a time. You’ll learn how you can merge duplicates into a single hooping and have them stitching more efficiently.
The big ticket items are what we really want to move but it is the small ticket items that lure in the customers and get the cash flowing. They can be the difference between profit and loss for the day. Peggy and Beth share their tips for making some quick and easy projects with your embroidery machine and/or a cutting machine. These include in-the-hoop embroidery projects with marine or embroidery vinyl as well as projects incorporating stick-on and heat transfer vinyls. They will also give you some ideas on how to cut the time spent on your projects. Designs being demonstrated are by Pegboard Crafts but the tips can be used with designs from others as well.
Have you ever wanted to get into the cheer bow market or just learn how to make bows in general? This class if for you! Holly will teach you how to make hair bows in the easiest way. She will also show you how to embellish the bows with glitter and monograms. Did you know you can add glitter to the ribbon in a quick an easy way? You can!! Holly has years of experience making bows and will also share with you how you can get business from the local cheer squads to increase your income in an easy way with bows!
Defining your brand is a great way to stand out in a crowd. Why do customers buy from you and not someone else? What differentiates you from your competition? How does a customer know that a certain product is yours? We’ll go through some simple steps to give your business an identity and make it the one that customer want to continue to use!
Everyone wants to offer popular yet unique products with good margins! But how? Then this is the class for you! Join us as we share how to take our popular products and make some money! Learn a few tips and tricks that we (and our customers) have learned through the years.
Sponsored by Craft Chamleon with instruction provided by Becky Dykes
Is there really such a thing? Probably not. But there are some strategies to be better focused on each in the moment so that you can enjoy both!Come learn some tips and tricks to create boundaries for your work and life and release the guilt of being on call 24/7 for “Embroidery/Vinyl Emergencies”.
Class by Hillary Dunham with Mint Julep Monograms
Boutique Style Sublimation Projects- If you’re new to sublimation, looking to add cute boutique style sublimation products to your hobby or business, or just curious to learn what sublimation is all about, then this presentation is a must! Whitney and Nyla will explain the basics of sublimation and demonstrate how quick and easy it is to use trendy graphics to create adorable boutique style projects and gifts!
If you are new to embroidery, looking to branch out from basic designs, or just have questions about embroidery in general, this class is for you! Whitney and Nyla will provide a variety of embroidery samples, explain the different types of designs, and answer questions you have about embroidery.
We will learn about things that make working on your projects more fun. We will discuss several ways to use Bonash, Terial Magic, the importance of the Iron Cover and Ironing Board cover, small notions that make the projects easier. I will have handouts for you to take notes and help you remember what you learned. This class is for the seamstress, embroiderer, and those using the cutting machines. Great information for all. This class is by Sue Sews
Join Craft Chameleon to learn about making and selling Name Tags. This class will exclusively cover name tags for businesses, no lanyards or badge reels.
Class will detail why name tags are important, selling points for name tags, cost, and profit expectations, hands-on creation of a name tag, plus several cold call ideas to get you started selling.
Customizing software can help you create unique embroidery designs WITHOUT having to digitize from scratch. This class will cover all sorts of customizing from lettering to merging designs, color sorting and even resizing. We’ll even explain why the “you should only resize by 20%” rule doesn’t apply 90% of the time!
How to digitize for 3D foam – understanding the concept of what happens at the machine to digitize “puffy” embroidery designs. We will also talk about tips to working with 3D foam to get professional results.
Sketch style embroidery designs have fewer stitches – everything is less dense, the design isn’t heavy, & exerts less distortion on the garment resulting in successful embroidery for even beginner digitizers. Create quicker stitching solutions to save you time and money. You can create movement and interest in how you digitize this style of embroidery design – even add mylar for sparkle
Are you interested in digitizing? Do you want to know what goes into creating your own designs from scratch to see if this is something you want to do? This class will show you what goes into creating well digitized designs from the ground up. Working with basic digitizing theory, we’ll talk about the 3 main stitch types that make up all designs. Terms such as underlay, density, and compensation will be explained with how they pertain to the whole digitizing plan and process. A digitizers goal should be to create designs with few jumps and trims and this is accomplished by planning (or mapping) your stitches. This will be a great primer for those interested in learning more about the whole embroidery design creation process.