Blogging From A to Z Challenge

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The ’60s had edge; the ’70s had embroidery. ~ Gina Barreca


Blogging From A to Z Challenge

“E” is for embroidery; in this case an embroidery machine.

This is the first one I’ve ever seen and looks nothing like I expected. It was working fast and furiously on the ball cap (at the bottom) with the stitch count (located somewhere on the machine) well over one thousand. 

We found it in the window of Design By U, a shop at Pointe Orlando, which is an outdoor shopping area on International Drive in Orlando, FL. The Pointe offers over 40 stores, restaurants, bars, movie theaters, and entertainment. 

I think it’s a great idea to display the machine in the window; anything that has motion or lights is likely to catch one’s eye. It got our attention, so we stopped to watched for a bit and I snapped this picture. 

It got me to thinking about how laborious hand embroidering is compared to this amazing little machine. Just another example of how technology speeds up so many tasks and increases productivity!