It’s stitchin’ time

Yukon embroidery and screen-printing shop takes on the holiday rush

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Karri and Rick Thompson have had an uptick in Christmas seasonal work in recent weeks at Stitch Designs, Inc. in Yukon with embroidery and screen-printing orders, and the husband-and-wife team say they are as busy as Santa’s elves at their workshop. (Photo by Robert Medley)

By Robert Medley

Managing Editor

The Christmas season has caused a backlog of orders for embroidery and screen-printing jobs at one Yukon shop.

The work has piled up at Stitch Designs, Inc. but Rick and Karri Thompson are keeping up with the demand this month.

The husband-and-wife team have been making apparel more appealing with their shop Stitch Designs, Inc. for all embroidery and screen-printing at 300 S. Ranchwood Blvd. Suite 22, where the best way to place an order is to just drop in, said Karri Thompson.

Karri Thompson shows some of the Christmas season embroidery offered at Stitch Designs, Inc. in Yukon. (Photo by Robert Medley)

Rick Thompson worked away on an order of red shirts that needed logos on each one for a company. He is skilled as an embroidery machine operator.

The work at Stitch Designs, Inc. has continued for 23 years at the same location.

Rick Thompson explained his craft this week, taking a short break from an order of 300 red shirts that needed corporate logos.

He can stitch logos on shirts, hats, jackets, anything the customers want to order.

The work is steady year-round of course, not just in December, said Karri Thompson.

“We do have some Christmas sweaters, but most of these companies are buying corporate apparel for their employees,” Karri Thompson said.

Rick Thompson said company logos are needed on lots of garments this time of year.

“Here lately, we’ve been doing a whole lot for Christmas. They (businesses) are buying for their employees. We did a bunch of Carhartt jackets for a trucking company that supplied all of their drivers with jackets,” Rick Thompson said.

Rick Thompson is an embroidery machine operator at Stitch Designs, Inc. where he has been working 23 years at 300 S. Ranchwood Blvd. Suite 22 in the Ranchwood Plaza shopping complex in Yukon. (Photo by Robert Medley)

Being close to Yukon High School, there is a big demand for Millers’ apparel. Shirts, shorts, jackets caps, and other garments can be stitched with red or white.

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Orders have come from booster clubs, spirit clubs and others, Karri Thompson said.

Spools of colorful thread are in rows on the wall of Stich Designs, Inc. in Yukon. (Photo by Robert Medley)

There are plenty of pieces of clothing for all ages of Yukon Millers available.

Yukon Millers apparel is popular at Stitch Designs, Inc. in Yukon where custom orders can be placed. (Photo by Robert Medley)

Orders can be placed by visiting the shop weekdays. Call Stitch Designs, Inc. at (405) 350-0126. They are usually opened 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays but have extended hours for the holidays.

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