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E the Pony
Artist | Hobbyist | Artisan Crafts
United States
Pretty much everything in my gallery is based upon MLP:FiM by Lauren Faust, so thank her and the animation team for everything. All the embroidery designs are up on my blog for free download, and can be used for making your own embroidered stuff. The designs may NOT be included in any embroidery collections, or hosted somewhere else without my permission.

Ecrater Patch Store or Etsy Store
One Off Velcro'd Patches
What I am working on Right Now
Embroidery Blog

I do comissions too.
Comission Details
Comission Status

These are the embroidery machines I currently have:
One of these: Brother 6800PRW Cost $350
One of these: Brother PE770 Cost $700
One of these: Brother ULT 2001 Cost $2.8k
One of these: Butterfly B1501B/T Cost $10k with accessories

Machines I used to have:
Brother PE770 Cost $700 (had 4, sold 3 when got 15 needle machine)
Brother SE400 Cost $350 (dropped down flight of stairs. RIP)
Singer CE-250 Cost $625 (crap machine)
Singer XL-550 Cost $1k (crap machine)
Singer XL-400 Cost $800 (crap machine. I'm seeing a pattern)
Janome 9700 cost $2k (good machine but expensive)
Husqvarna Topaz 50 Cost $3.1k (good machine but expensive)

I recommend either the 6800PRW or the SE400 for folks starting out. They are exactly the same besides the model number, stickers and the carry cart that only comes with the 6800PRW. They can do embroidery and regular sewing, and do both very well. I have had more than a dozen different machines by different manufacturers, and I like these the best. DO NOT BUY the Singer machines. They are horrible embroidery machines, and Singer customer service is even worse. Singer used to be totally awesome, I am very disappointed in their new products and service.
I finally finished a long running comparison of different #11 blades for an x-Acto knife handle.  This is how I cut out some of the patches I make.  After more than a thousand blades used in the last few years and 400 more blades for testing, I now know which are the best ones. the answer surprised me.

There were 4 blades tested, in order of cost (in packs of 100)
Techni Edge #11 - Cost 11.7 Cents Each
X-Acto #11 Blades - Cost 19 cents Each
X-Acto X-Life #11 - Cost 22 cents Each
X-Acto Z-Series #11 - Cost 36.8 Cents Each

You can check out the results and testing methodology on my embroidery blog

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HappyKittyShop Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Merry Christmas to the best embriodary maker!<33 and A Happy New Year too! Misc Emoji-01 (Christmas Tree) [V1] Pikachu And Gift Plz
NavelColt Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014
Aha, the embroidery guy :) I remember seeing your booth at Bcon.
EthePony Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Was tons of fun there!
intoxikaited Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
powerkidzforever Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014
hi there
slyfoxofsiren Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014
thanks for the badge
twilightsparkle09012 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sooooo your eleven and make patches?
LunarMarines Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
Hey E, we love your patches. We've put your patches through some major abuse throughout the years, and they're still in one piece. Keep up the good work.
EthePony Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! I love hearing about the long life my patches live (: 
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