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Erich Campbell
Works at Black Duck Embroidery and Screen Printing
Attended University of New Mexico
Lives in Albuquerque, NM
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Someone asked me how I handle large type and which fonts work best for it- I had to admit that I don't like almost any pre-digitized fonts I've hat to use at very large sizes; for this 11+" wide name, I did opt for a pre-digitized font, but it's in the editing and refinement that the name starts to come together. Thought you folks might like this quick example.
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Sometimes it's the little refinements that make all the difference in the world. Even in the best software with the best fonts, keyboard lettering needs work to be its best.
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Sometimes it's just nice to share pieces we've done. This is one of my surprise favorites of the year; my digitizing is not perfect, but it really pleased my customer. :)
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Machine embroiderers- don't you wish we could do goldwork like this? Time to work on a mocked version in metallic threads!
 
Last weekend, The London Embroidery School hosted a special Christmas Goldwork Stars Workshop. The students were eager to learn more about goldwork techniques so the opportunity to combine new skills and festivities was too much to miss! Here are a few…
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http://2regularguys.com/2015-industry-awards-reggies/ - It's the last day or so of voting! If you haven't voted for your apparel decoration industry favorite products, educators, and/or events, now is the time! We'd love your vote!
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ICYMI - My latest post for +Mr X Stitch gives those just starting out in digitizing 3 truths to keep them from losing their minds during their first steps in the process. Many thanks to +Strikke Knits for the picture of the awesome bag she created with my Viking-age inspired horse design.
We've Got Contemporary Embroidery & Needlecraft, Cross Stitch, Machine Embroidery, Quilts, Needle Felting, Millinery, Lace, Plush Toys & More!
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Online, everyone is talking about thankfulness due to the US Thanksgiving holiday- but it's not all fluff. It's good for you, and frankly, it's good for business. ;) This post is amended from an earlier piece that I really loved, and I just couldn't help but share it with some new readers. That's what I'm thankful for- my relationship with all of the folks out there who have been willing to share and engage with me! 
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Thank you all for being part of the community in 2015! There will be more to come in 2016 and I can't wait to see what you all create and share. I encourage you to post your work, ask questions, share discoveries, and join in! That said, if you want to lurk, I'll still be showing up to provide you with content that I think is of value to you and your work. :)  Happy new year, everyone!
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Couldn't be more pleased to announce that I won 'Best Guest on the 2 Regular Guys Podcast' for 2015! Thank you to everyone who voted! I really appreciate you folks!
 
Couldn't be more pleased to announce that I won 'Best Guest on the 2 Regular Guys Podcast' for 2015! Thank you to everyone who voted for me!
If there is one 2 Regular guys show you can't miss, it is this one. Recognize those winners of the #2015REGGIES and bet a part of the show.
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Couldn't be more pleased to announce that I won 'Best Guest on the 2 Regular Guys Podcast' for 2015! Thank you to everyone who voted for me!
If there is one 2 Regular guys show you can't miss, it is this one. Recognize those winners of the #2015REGGIES and bet a part of the show.
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http://2regularguys.com/2015-industry-awards-reggies/ - Our little community is up for Best Community, please vote today before the voting closes if you'd like to support it! :)
 
http://2regularguys.com/2015-industry-awards-reggies/ - It's the last day or so of voting! If you haven't voted for your apparel decoration industry favorite products, educators, and/or events, now is the time! We'd love your vote!
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I know many of you are likely taking your first steps in machine embroidery digitizing- for you explorers in thread, I wrote a post that covers 3 truths to keep you from going crazy with those first experimental steps. :)
 
ICYMI - My latest post for +Mr X Stitch gives those just starting out in digitizing 3 truths to keep them from losing their minds during their first steps in the process. Many thanks to +Strikke Knits for the picture of the awesome bag she created with my Viking-age inspired horse design.
We've Got Contemporary Embroidery & Needlecraft, Cross Stitch, Machine Embroidery, Quilts, Needle Felting, Millinery, Lace, Plush Toys & More!
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If you'd like to hear your group house talk about planning for your embroidery business in 2016, check out the archive of this morning's appearance on +2 Regular Guys Podcast​! :)
 
We are excited to have you join us in 30 minutes to talk #2016 Planning http://ow.ly/VLwKC
Great insight on the things you need to be doing to to make 2016 successful.
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    English - Medieval Studies
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16 year machine embroidery digitizer and designer, online company store manager, columnist for Printwear Magazine, and frequent contributor to industry publications.
Introduction
I'm a 15-year, award-winning embroidery digitizer with experience in designing, implementing and maintaining e-commerce Web sites. As a long-time technology fan, ad-hoc IT staffer and constantly-connected Internet dweller, I'm in the process of adding social media to the marketing arsenal of Albuquerque, NM-based Black Duck Inc. I draw inspiration from my varied experiences as a degree-holder in English with a focus in Medieval Studies from the University of New Mexico, my long career as a creator and maintainer of web sites, and my aforementioned 14 years in the art departments of garment decoration firms, to create informative, artistic and technology-embracing content to educate, entertain and involve both garment-decoration industry members and consumers of decorated apparel via social media and networking.
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Member of Stitches Editorial Advisory Board, Multiple Golden Needle, Stitch-Off, and Impressions Award winner and now Golden Needle judge for two years, Bimonthly columnist and blogger for Stitches Magazine, Frequent contributor to Printwear Magazine, Blogger at MrXStitch.com, Member of Madeira NAMES
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Embroidery Digitizer, E-Commerce Manager
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Detailed, difficult, and artistic embroidery digitizing, embroidery design, e-commerce management, technology implementation, educational industry writing, and blogging
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  • Black Duck Embroidery and Screen Printing
    Embroidery Digitizer, E-Commerce Manager, present
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