Don’t embroider on your dog, embroider a likeness of your dog-or cat, bird, horse or other pet. That is what Queensboro Logo Specialist Kit Furderer did. Actually, the sweet dogs pictured at right belong to his uncle. I asked Kit why he decided to render the dog photographs in embroidery and print artwork and he said “My uncle’s dogs are like his kids.” Kit compares the custom embroidered fleeces he has ordered for his uncle to carrying pictures around in your wallet, or wearing your child’s sports team logo out and about. He has ordered custom embroidered fleeces for his uncle as holiday gifts. “He needs them for the cold Midwestern winter.” (Said with a bit of a twinkle in his eye. All we need here in Wilmington for the entire winter is a fleece!)
A Unique Pet Portrait
What could be more unique or special to a devoted pet owner than a likeness of their furry, feathered or finned friend rendered in embroidery? Below, we have included the original pictures of the pets, as well as the artwork created for printing and embroidery. You can see the progression from photograph, to printing artwork, to embroidery.
Tips for Perfect Pet Portraits
From the pictures, you can see that the embroidery and printing artwork capture the personality of the dogs, and their overall characteristics, but are a stylized version of the photographs. I asked Kit how to take a great photograph for our logo artists to translate it best into embroidery. His main request was that you capture the pet’s personality in the picture so that the artist working on the artwork can incorporate it into the final embroidery file. I would add that it is much easier to digitize if you send us a clear picture, with the pet’s features well-defined. Depending upon the complexity of your logo, there may be a fee (around $25.00). If you would like for us to digitize your pet, send us your photograph to evaluate and we’ll let you know how we can help!