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About gracefulembroidery

I digitise machine embroidery designs specializing in Bridal, heirloom and Celtic work.

My first Christmas roses

Over the last few weeks I have been putting the finishing touches to my new collection, which is called Winter Jewels. These designs celebrate the beauty of the Hellebore, known as the Christmas or Lenten rose. This is however much more … Continue reading

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Benefits of Owning an Entire Collection of Designs by Pamela Cox

          One might think that if part of a design collection is purchased, considering the “theme” of the collection is the same, that a single set will suffice.  And, I must say, from some digitizers, that axiom is true because … Continue reading

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how to embroider all over fabric

When I enter a fabric store I always head for the silk and the embroidered fabrics. Usually I am disappointed about the lack of choices, so I have always loved the idea of creating my own embroidered fabric, as is … Continue reading

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What to do with an imperfect embroidery stitch out

I have to admit that it is a frequent occurrence for me not to be completely happy with my stitch outs, so I have to ask if it possible to have a perfectly stitched out embroidery design. The larger the … Continue reading

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Embroidering an antique sewing machine

With the launch of my new website, I have been planning the release of my best design set ever, comprising an antique sewing machine with pretty scroll work, perfectly beautiful fuchsia flowers, delightful roses, along with some outstanding blending of threads. … Continue reading

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Developing old style embroidery designs

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Ever since I visited Hampton Court Palace in London with my friend, Pamela, to attend an exhibition on white work by the Royal School of Needlework,  and we also went to Jane Austen’s home at Chawton, Hampshire, which also had … Continue reading

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Re blogged – some Alphabets are here forever! by Pamela Cox

Back last year Pamela wrote this fascinating blog about the use of the Grace font which is being released today. This is what she wrote:           I am so excited, and for several different reasons!       First, and foremost, I … Continue reading

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Embroidered birthday card with texture

The challenge I set myself this year for my sister’s birthday card was to create a textured  coat with an astrakhan type collar on one of Kate Greenaway’s little children.

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Stitching out a machine embroidered smocked panel

Before releasing the final set in the Arabella Bullion collection for 12″ x 8″ I would like to take you through a stitch out of one of the panels, GFE-ARB-5-14, to explain what I did and why, as well as … Continue reading

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Arabella Bullion design for a quilted mat (part 1)

I love taking small embroidery designs and combining them into interesting shapes, especially in squares (quilt blocks) oval and circular ones. Most of my collections feature some type of edging or border, but as I add a border I am … Continue reading

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