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Glitter and Embroidery Applique

We recently attended the SGIA show in Las Vegas. This is a big convention for specialty graphics. In addition to screen printing and vinyl the show offers many seminars and booths for banner printing, cut-outs, garments, cup printing, if it has to do with printing it was there. Perhaps one of the coolest things I saw at the show (in our realm of possibilities) was an applique. The typical form of applique is embroidery with patterned fabric. While talking to the saleswoman at the Stahls booth she showed us an applique that uses glitter vinyl instead of the fabric. If I said it “popped” that would be an understatement. I know my pictures from my iPhone aren’t the greatest but it does give you an idea of what you can do with glitter and embroidery.

Glitter with Embroidery

Glitter with Embroidery

At the booth you could see many different forms of apparel decoration but what caught my eye was a letterman’s jacket with the glitter and embroidery applique. Take a look at the pictures below. A little blurry I know, but I wanted to show you how cool it was.

Ravens - girl's lettermans jacket

back of jacket

Ravens - Embroidery with Glitter (close up)

close up

Now picture this same thing on a sweatshirt. Perhaps with your school name or initials? How about those sports moms out there? I’m sure we can put your team name on a sweatshirt or jacket!

National Nurses 5K and Conference

On October 9th and 10th the National Nurses 5K and conference is coming to town. Sparkly Tees has a booth at the conference and the finish line and we will be displaying (and selling) four new nurses designs and some race designs too! This annual event is the only combination conference and race dedicated to motivating health professionals and their communities across America, and around the world. The conference is downtown at the D hotel and the race is at Red Rock.

We decided to bring a little glitter and bling to this event. We love bringing our sparkly tees to events such as this and are looking forward to helping these nurses shine with some new glitter tees.

National Nurses 5K and conference - Nursing Heartbeat Tee

Nursing Heartbeat Tee

National Nurses 5K and conference - Nurse Superpower Tee

Nurse Superpower Tee

National Nurses 5K and conference - RN Tee

RN Tee

National Nurses 5K and conference - Heartbeat Nurse Tee

Heartbeat Nurse Tee

If you can’t make the event be sure to take a look at our online store to grab some of these one-of-a-kind designs.