Category Archives: Discussing machine embroidery
While I was working on the Bundle of Joy collection I started digitising a wreath shaped design but half way through I wondered if I could do more with it.
Over the last few months I have been discovering how easy it is to create my own lace. Obviously there are many types of lace, and many of them are known by the name of the region in which they … Continue reading
Working on my new heirloom collection which celebrates the birth of a son, Archie, to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, again I am reminded of the limitations of my embroidery software and the compromises I have to make! With … Continue reading
There are several collections at Graceful Embroidery which feature my own style of grunge embroidery. A while back I was asked to create some embroidery for a bridal gown similar to my Amore Grunge collection but with morning glory flowers. … Continue reading
As I have been testing out the final designs in the Rachel Kathryn collection I have been reminded again how important the choice of thread colour is, and how dramatically that choice can effect the finished embroidery.
When creating a unique prayer appropriate for embroiderers I asked my daughter, Natalie to paraphrase 2 significant verses of scripture. Her twin sister, Jenny created the graphics for me, so this is an unparalleled collection of designs. I hope that … Continue reading
Take a few pieces of gorgeous richly coloured dupion silk, along with some pretty shades of thread and some lace, that blend well and see how they turn out when stitched and embroidered as the new Romantic Crazy quilt with a vintage sewing … Continue reading
This week I am featuring another guest blog which I am sure you will all love. Marrilyn always does exquisite work and her machine cover is a splendid addition to her sewing room, along with these other items. For this … Continue reading
So you have seen many beautiful embroidered projects that others have created but you cannot imagine that you would ever be able to create something as wonderful. I think that when you become passionate about machine embroidery you start on … Continue reading
When we first start embroidering on our machines, we tend to place individual designs on various garments and items around the home, but at some point we need to start combining embroidery designs for larger areas. This can appear overwhelming … Continue reading