Kristine Shreve

Kristine Shreve is the Director of Marketing for EnMart and parent company Ensign Emblem. She developed and writes two blogs—the EnMart Threaducuate blog and the SubliStuff blog. Shreve also maintains the EnMart Twitter account and Facebook page. She can be reached via email at

Best Embroidery Backing Secrets
While it is possible to get along using only one type and size of stabilizer, the world of stabilizers is a vast one, and knowing its secrets can benefit any embroidery business. 
If your decorated apparel business is considering alternative options for selling, or has an e-commerce website, there are a few other site options to consider. 
Combo presses, which offer add-on modules for sublimated items like mugs, plates, or cubes, can be a wonderful option for shops that wish to specialize in souvenirs or hard goods. 
alternative marketplaces
Selling decorated apparel online is common on sites like Etsy and Amazon but there are also smaller sites which cater to artisans and decorators. 
Greek Letter apparel
Designing custom apparel for fraternities and sororities can be a profitable niche for decorators, but they aren’t necessarily a simple sale. 
Thread snips
Running an efficient, profitable embroidery business can be both a challenging and rewarding endeavor. Having the right accessories makes a significant difference. Make sure you have the following tools in your shop.