Wednesday, May 22, 2019Embroidery's Voice and Vision



Expand your understanding and hone your technical skills as veteran award-winning digitizer, e-commerce manager and all-around technophile Erich Campbell explores and explains the intersection of embroidery, technology, creativity and business. He’s the go-to guy for stitches and tech at Black Duck Embroidery and Screen Printing in Albuquerque, NM, one of the Southwest's largest screen-printing and embroidery firms. You can find him on Facebook at, follow him on Twitter at or e-mail him at


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Why Small Customers and Small Orders Matter

When your company reaches a certain size, it's easy to fall into the trap of feeling that single-piece or low-run orders aren't important, or worse, are simply annoying. read more...
Posted: Monday, July 6, 2015

Teaching at any Stage - Your Voice is Important NOW

When you've been doing a thing for, say, 15 years, people expect you to know how to do it well. read more...
Posted: Monday, May 4, 2015

Consume Broadly – Create with Focus: The Funnel

“I don't know where you come up with this stuff!” “How did you ever think of that?” “I wish I could be ‘creative’ like you!” read more...
Posted: Monday, January 19, 2015

Mise en Place – Preparation, Focus and Presence

Mise en place – it's a French term that began its stint in the English language in the lexicon of professionally trained chefs, but it's becoming more and more common to hear it out of its or read more...
Posted: Monday, September 15, 2014

An Honest Appraisal: Logging and Analysis

Progress. We all want to move toward some goal, some sort of improvement. read more...
Posted: Monday, June 9, 2014

What Customers Don’t Know (Nor Do You!)

It’s tempting for those of us in the industry, or any industry, to make the assumption that our customers have the same intimate knowledge of our work world as we do. read more...
Posted: Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Save all the Things! (Notetaking and Information Capture)

You never know when the next great idea will strike, so don't take chances. Save everything. Truly great creatives are often notorious note takers. read more...
Posted: Monday, February 17, 2014

Learning from Designers - The Design Brief

Though we aren't necessarily graphic designers, as decorators we do share common creative needs. read more...
Posted: Tuesday, January 7, 2014

The Top Reasons you Haven't Started that Project (Hint: They're all Fear)

Try as you might, something always comes up before you can really sink your teeth into the task at hand – some triviality, some 'emergency', some reason to avoid working on that needful project, that read more...
Posted: Friday, October 18, 2013
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