Well, Cafepress were kind enough to send me a few Infinistitch products to review. They send me three caps, three very pink caps, two of which had the same design. That’s about the worst thing I have to say about them. Click the images for closeups but remember that the closeups are bigger that the original size and not what can be seen with the naked eye. The quality of the designs themselves is excellent, much better than I had expected. The images were clear and easy to distinguish unlike the samples sent out to the other shopkeepers. Whoever sent those out made a bad choice if you ask me.
I noticed a lot of people say that they couldn’t tell the difference between them and traditional embroidery unless you looked closely but I disagree. I suspect it depends on the design but for me I thought the rose design looked nothing like embroidery unless you looked closely and when you looked closely you can see the threads but it looked nothing like the embroidery I know. You can clearly see the colors crossing threads and the threads changing colors midway. That said, I don’t know much about embroidery and maybe there is embroidery with similar qualities. Also the design is very flat. I really think that embroidery is more … 3D?
The dog design was different from the rose design and I think this is because of the complexity of the image. You may say that the rose design is complex and I agree to a certain degree but it is a pattern whereas the dog design is not and with the dog design it is hard to know which direction the thread should be flowing in.
To conclude, I think some questions have been answered.
Can Infinistitch products look good? Yes.
Does Infinistitch look like traditional embroidery? Sometimes.
Would I wear a pink cap? No.