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A Design By Lyn
Custom digitizing, custom embroidery and design. Let us turn your idea into something that creates a statement.
©A Design By Lyn

Busy Head Creations
JeriLee Auclair
At Busy Head Creations, our mission is simple - Provide high quality digitizing and vector artwork services at a flat rate with service options to accommodate your needs. Our heads are busy so your head can be clear to focus on other elements of your business.
Our experience can't be matched. We have a full design team with specialists in all areas of embroidery so if you need small lettering, blending, realistic animal features, sequin, appliqué or high fashion designs, we've got it covered. See our pricing page for details. All of our digitizing is performed in our own facility by our own people.

Ed Levy
Inc has been a leader in the embroidery industry since 1987. We are dedicated to providing you with quality, service and pricing that will exceed your expectations. Whether you need Custom Digitizing, Training or Consulting Services, Digitize4u is your professional source.

Fawn Embroidery Punching Services, Inc.
Since 1983 FI has been supplying the golf and ad specialty market with digitized designs. We specialize in difficult designs, appliqué, 3-D embroidery, tackle twill, and anything else that everyone else has trouble doing. Both principles have been in the embroidery business for 40 years. All our work is done in the USA and designed to look and run good. As the old saying goes, "Just because you own a rope, doesn't make you a cowboy". Call Al at 800-388-FAWN.

In House Digitizing
Digitizing since 1988, Rick Macali and his in-house staff creates production-friendly designs for the commercial and home embroidery markets. Designs digitized with Pulse and Wilcom software systems, and sampled on Tajima embroidery machines. Customers receive a scanned sew out of their design. Rick Macali is a national seminar speaker for the embroidery industry.

StitchWise Embroidery Design is owned and operated by Rich Medcraft. Since 1998 he has been creating exceptional quality embroidery. Rich provides award winning in-house custom digitizing and logo design for embroiderers throughout the country. Rich offers digitizing training, speaks at national trade shows and is a consultant to the industry. He is a founding member of NAMES (National Association of Madeira Embroidery Specialists).
Phone: 360-834-6906.
E-mail: stitchwise@earthlink.net

Strawberry Stitch Co

Custom Embroidery Digitizing
Terradon Embroidery specializes in custom embroidery designing for professional embroiderers.

Most experts agree that high quality digitizing is the most important factor in your company's success. The quality of your embroidery starts with the quality of the embroidery design. The better your embroidery looks, the higher your profit margins will be.

Years of training by some of the best embroidery designers in the industry assure you of embroidery designs that you can be proud of. We have years of experience and a commitment to ongoing training by the best designers in the industry. You can be assured that your design will run well and look great.

Digitizing for Embroidery and Graphic Art for ScreenPrinting and DTG Printers.
All in 1 Hooper Hooping Devices -- Your Guide to Professional Hooping
Stock Corporate Designs for Embroidery

Westway Marketing
Celebrating 30 Years 1977 -2007
"Watch my designs sew at all the ISS shows this year
Visit the Hirsch / Tajima Booth and tell them I sent you''
e-mail wwm1@adelphia.net


Tajima USA Sales and Support - Hirsch International
50 Engineers Rd
Hauppauge, NY 11788
(800) 394-4426

Tajima Machines Canada

Barudan Machines

Greensboro Office
16 Oak Branch Drive, Suite D
Greensboro,NC 27407-2157
Voice: (336) 547-6100
Dave Davidson - VP, Sales & Marketing
Direct Fax: (440) 349-3898
Cell: (440) 552-4958

Bob Stone - Sales Manager
Direct Fax: (440) 348-3899
Cell: (440) 552-4957

Brother International
Steve Hobbs
888 729-3224


SWF Embroidery Machines
Scott Levine / Senior Account Manager
SWF East, Inc.
Office: 800-391-5617
Cellular: 631-433-0330
Fax: 631-285-7670

ZSK Machines


TOYOTA Embroidery Systems – Pantograms
DTG – Direct to Garment Printers – Pantograms
Forte’ Embroidery Suite Embroidery Software Programs – Pantograms
4537 South Dale Mabry Hwy
Tampa, FL 33611
Ron Long – National Sales Manager
800.872.1555 ext. 230

Melco understands that investing in professional embroidery equipment is the most important decision our clients will make for their businesses. That’s why Melco applies client feedback to bring you the most technologically advanced and easy-to-use embroidery systems in the world. -AMaya XT

Melco Embroidery Systems - The AMAYA XT -
Daryl Lynn O'Connell
East Coast Sales Representative
1933 Hwy. 35 Suite 101-218
Wall, NJ 07719
732-556-0434 office
732-685-1974 cell

Trade Magazines


A Design By Lyn
Custom digitizing, custom embroidery and design. Let us turn your idea into something that creates a statement.
©A Design By Lyn

BFC Creations
Where thread comes to life. BFC specializes in realistic and detailed designs that are just a little different.  We are always trying new things and welcome ideas from our customers. We now have 800 design sets covering many categories and add new designs weekly. 

Charming Station is an embroidery design website. All of our designs are carefully manually digitized and sewn out on several machines before being posted for sale. We do not autodigitize anything. By manually setting each node in a design, we have control over the order in which it sews out and we make every effort to minimize jump stitches.

Cookie Gaynor
Cookie's Creations, LLC
Visit Cookiescreations.com for designs, projects, The Sock Easy & More!
Or sip coffee/tea and check the Blog for chat, what's new and videos!

Designs by Charlotte Gilmour

Embroidery Library Inc
The low priced leader in embroidery designs!

Mary A. Rease
"Rease's Realistic Designs" Sold Exclusively at Oregon Patchworks

Moonlight’s Design Shoppe offers a collection of high-quality, unique stock designs at an affordable price. All designs have been created by veteran digitizer, Bonnie Landsberger of Moonlight Design who has been digitizing for commercial embroiderers since 1986. Both commercial and domestic machine formats are available.

Secrets of Embroidery - Everything for machine embroidery - designs, projects, tutorials, Embird, threads, freebies, tips - your #1 embroidery website!

Skeldale House Designs
Robyn "Missi" Phillips

Snow Lady Designs
The source for all of your custom digitizing needs

Strawberry Stitch Co

Digitizing for Embroidery and Graphic Art for ScreenPrinting and DTG Printers.
All in 1 Hooper Hooping Devices -- Your Guide to Professional Hooping
Stock Corporate Designs for Embroidery

Trade Shows

Trade Organizations

National Network of Embroidery Professionals
The Largest Association for the Commercial Embroidery Industry. Members of the NNEP receive - Unlimited access to experienced embroiderers - -Excellent savings from the best suppliers - Help when you need it!
NNEP Members save time, save money and grow their businesses!

Embroidery Trade Association

What Is EAGL?
EAGL is a buying group for embroidery businesses with hundreds of successful members in 46 states. We focus their individual buying toward our ESVs (EAGL Selected Vendors) who work with us on business advantages and in turn gain a very effective marketing tool. This is a proven business strategy --- giving members market clout and other concessions while building winning relationships and volume with suppliers.

5313 Links Dr.
Waco, TX 76708
877-236-EAGL (toll free) ¨ 254-752-8888 (ph. & fax)



Jim Auclair is a highly experienced Embroidery Machine Technician specializing in Annual Tune-Ups and Full Rebuilds as well as any repairs that a machine requires. Jim has been a technician for 14 years. Jim services and rebuilds all brands of Commercial Embroidery Machines. He covers Oregon, Washington, Nevada and parts of California, Arizona, Idaho and Montana. Jim contracts with several of the major machine sales companies. Jim has owned and operated Fixyourstitch Embroidery Machine Repair for the last 6 years.

News Groups

Amaya Users e-mail list

MORE than just a discussion group. It is a value packed, interactive user group designed to enhance the Pulse Embroidery Software experience.

Tajima Users - Yaohoo

Tajima Plus - Yahoo

Happy Embroidery Machines - Yahoo

Barudan Owners - Yahoo

SWF Machines - Yahoo

SWF Owners - Yahoo

PR600-EmbPro Machines - Yahoo

PR600-EMB6 Help - Yahoo

Amaya EMB - Yahoo

The Embroidery Exchange Forum
The forum was created with the Embroidery Professional in mind. It is a place that you can exchange information on tips,tricks of the trade and trends. How To's in the embroidery business seem to be fragmented and spread all over. The forum is a place to collect and organize embroidery information so that it can be found in a simple and timely manner. There are areas for help with software, embroidery machines, working with fabrics, or just looking for a certain item. General discussion areas are also provided. We even have a live chat room where you can get to know one another.


Educational Links

A Design By Lyn
Lyn Christian has been crafting since she was a small child. Her grandmom's and mother were a great influence in her creativity, encouraging her all the way. She now works full time, manages her own web site, teaches classes across the US in embroidery, digitizing, sewing and crafting, and creates projects for Janome and Platinum. She has won several digitizing and embroidery awards as well as ribbons. Her creativity will make you reach further than you ever have before. Lyn's designs are inventive and different. 3D, in the hoop, eco friendly, creative techniques and fabrics, clocks and more. Thinking outside the box is what she does best. Lyn lives in Kentucky with her husband.
A Deisgn By Lyn
Platinum Embroidery

Ron & Peggy Ekstrom
Lasting Impressions Embroidery Company
100% Made in the USA  - Chenille Patches

Chenille production training:  Chenille terms; patch construction - single
and two layer with insets or overlays; material suppliers; digitizing with
the different tools including density control, stitch spacing, inter-stitch
spacing; Tajima chenille machine adjustment/operation; design programming;
marketing strategies, pricing strategies, finishing chenille patches,

Embroidery Academy
Your resource for online education in machine embroidery arts!

Embroidery Tips and More
Embroidery Tips and More is a one stop Embroidery Training Resource Center designed for you by Joyce Jagger, The Embroidery Coach. It is a private Embroidery Club that teaches new and intermediate embroiderers many embroidery tips and techniques. Each embroidery training video is designed to show you one specific tip or technique. You will guided step by step though the basics of embroidery and beyond providing you with a firm foundation to begin building your embroidery skills and your embroidery business.
Joyce Jagger
The Embroidery Coach

Pulse Digitizing Lessons
We are once again hosting our annual 6 week learn to digitize webinar. This is a great event for anyone wanting to get a strong foundation and grasp of the digitizing process. You will complete two designs. If you can’t attend one of the sessions, you will be able to view a recording. The event starts July 8th and is comprised of 6 weekly classes. This is designed to enable you to learn and then practice for a week.

Strawberry Stitch Co

The Quilt Handler
I am a certified instructor in Square in a Square, Creative Curves and Jenny Haskins' techniques. I teach at several major shows and also for quilt guilds throughout the country. I especially like to combine embroidery with piecing to create interesting and innovative quilts.



Professional Embroidery Software
Redefining Innovation...

Strawberry Stitch Co Wilcom Software

Tajima DG/ML by Pulse is the official software for Tajima industries, the world's largest manufacturer of embroidery machines, and is used by over 17,000 businesses in 40 countries around the globe. The software is available in many levels- from lettering and monogramming to sophisticated design creation with automated features. With a 25 year history of leadership & innovation in embroidery software solutions, Tajima DG/ML by Pulse software is recognized as being the best in the industry.


American Embroidery Supply
Andy Leonard
104 Hunters Court
Dallas, GA 30157
(888) 518-6522

Brooks Industries
Burt Brooks
3113 East 26th Street
Vernon, CA 90023
(323) 307-0990

Designs by SiCK

Pinpoint International
Mike & Mark Buschhorn
Lemay Ferry Rd
St Louis, MO 63125
(314) 845-0762
877 778-9850

Terradon Unlimited
Don and Terri Hanson
10540 Mississippi Circle
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443-1297
(763) 425-7338

14777 Keel Street
Plymouth, MI 48170
1- 888 414 7604
Office: 734-414-7604
Fax: 734-357-0888


All-In-One Hooper
All in 1 Hooper Hooping Devices -- Your Guide to Professional Hooping


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