July Stitch Out with Hatch Embroidery Digitizer 2

Watcha chums. Well, my attempt at regular fabric craft posts has fallen a little by the way side (again) but managed to have a little play this week and would love to share the results with you when you have a mo.

This stitchery playtime was inspired by an article on the Urban Threads website.

Looks fun, right?

If you’d like to see the full article, please do head over to Urban Threads.

Anyhoo, I had a rummage through the stash and found some watercolour powders that were languishing unused and unloved and thought that they would be perfect for this technique!

So I pressed a piece of white cotton, wet it and sprinkled some powder.

I stopped the spread of the inks prior to full saturation. This actually turned out quite pretty.


I wasn’t sure which of my embroidery designs to use for this and so used it as an excuse to buy another, also purchased from Urban Threads.

Do love that I can buy the right format and size for my machine. A bonus that it was on sale!

By the way, if this design is something that you would like, you can get it here.

I loaded it into the Hatch Digitizing software, set the hoop size.

For the technique that I was going to try though I had to make it all one colour and so quickly did this by selecting all of the elements with CTRL+A and then used the threads palette on the right to choose a random single colour.

I am always mesmerized by the stitch out player (for testing the design before transfering it) and for those that do to, here it is!

The design was then transferred to the machine.

Hehe, I could watch these for hours.

Oh! I forgot to mention that I took delivery of some gorgeous variegated Madeira threads this week and so decided to use one of these to stitch out with.

Anyway, want to see how it all turned out? Ok, here you go!

Cool huh?!

I think that if I did this again I would use a solid colour thread – someone on Instagram suggested a navy colour. What would you use?

If you would like to know more about the software I have mentioned in this post, please visit the Hatch Embroidery website.

That’s about it for this one.

If you have any questions or thoughts about the content of this post, please feel free to pop them in the comments section below. I look forward to hearing from you.

Many thanks for stopping by and hope to see you again soon!

Bye for now.


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6 thoughts on “July Stitch Out with Hatch Embroidery Digitizer 2

  1. Awesome make John, I love it!
    Your background is stunning, I didn’t know you can use watercolour powders on fabric.
    I would think of a dark blue maby with a little sparkle, I know Madeira has a lot of diiferent kind of threads. But I have to admit that I also love the colour you used on this.
    Thank you so much for sharing, stay safe and enjoy your break.

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  2. Looks great John but, as mentioned, a single-colour, darker thread would make it stand out more. Subtle is good though :) I love Urban Threads – I’ve had several of my ‘makes’ featured on their site over the years, they’re all so ‘different’ from the norm aren’t they? I’ll go take a look at that article now, I have Brusho powders galore and some space on my living room wall crying out for some ‘art’……

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  3. Hi John. I love this! I thought a purple thread would look great, even better if you could match the purple from the background. Clare x

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