by Gary Walker
It seems incredible that sewing machinery has been around since the early 1800’s and embroidery technology since 1964. This machinery started off as heavy, complex, incredibly expensive and mostly found in factories. Commercial machine embroidery for high volume orders replaced a much more tedious and painstaking process of stitching by hand. Yet the fundamental principle remains the same: a top and a bottom thread are stitched together over and over again to gradually produce a pattern.
We’ve all worn embroidered garments, we have embroidered articles throughout our homes, we decorate and identify ourselves with embroidery. Automated machine embroidery has influenced fashion and décor since its very inception.
Today, computer technology has put this automatic machine embroidery process within reach of everyone. You don’t even need sewing skills!
For a very affordable price everyone can now embroider or decorate virtually any item of apparel or home furnishings. Customize store-bought kids clothes, create your own bridal lace or even express your style at home with embroidered cushions. For the ultimate heartfelt present for any occasion, create unique gifts with a multitude of funky ready-to-embroider products that are widely available. That’s just the start – we could fill pages with ideas that would make a computerised home embroidery machine an essential appliance for any home.
For years the price and complexity meant this technology was limited to a small but dedicated group of sewing enthusiasts. Not anymore! We invite you to take a look at the diverse creative opportunities that an embroidery machine can deliver… without breaking the budget. As Australia’s premier retailer of embroidery machines, Echidna Sewing have the expertise to support what we know will be a rewarding addition to your lifestyle. But be warned that embroidery is infectious and late nights of creativity can be a serious side effect!
Embroider your world with Brother & Echidna
Nv950 Sewing & Embroidery Machine
Luxury features without a luxury price tag! The Brother NV950 gives you affordable sewing & embroidery with advanced features and is the ideal machine for hobbyists of all skill levels.
Brother Innov-is F440E Embroidery-Only Machine
The Brother F440E embroidery-only machine os jam packed with intuitive technology and impressive built-in designs. It has a wide range of versatile functions allowing you to add colour and design to almost any project. Built-in fonts means you can also monogram items with ease!
Brother Innovis NV800E Embroidery-Only Machine
Now you can embellish everything from home décor to clothing with one of the 138 built-in embroidery designs and a variety of lettering fonts. Including a maximum embroidery area of 160mm x 180mm. You’ll be sure to love the design editing features that give you the ability to resize, rotate, re-position and combine designs with ease.
Brother NS2750D Sewing & Embroidery
The Innov-is NS2750D is all purpose machine for those with a diverse interest, from sewing and quilting to embroidery and craft. Boasting 240 built-in stitches, 10 one-step button holes and 173 embroidery designs (including Disney).Packed with a wide range of automated features and superior quality, the Innov-is NS2750D allows you to save time and design with ease
Brother Dream Machine 2 – XV8550D Sewing & Embroidery
When Brother created THE Dream Machine, the most advanced machine ever, few believed it could be surpassed. However, the visionary designers at Brother never stop dreaming. Bringing you THE Dream Machine 2. Enhanced, fine-tuned and graced with refined new features to give serious enthusiasts an incomparable sewing, embroidery and quilting experience.