Category Archives: Discussing machine embroidery

A guest blog: A Table scarf by Pamela Cox

A “Perfect Storm” of inspiration hit me as I cleaned out some attic boxes.  In one, I found this large gauze-weight fabric sack probably used to store pads from an old dining room table.  It just begged to be made … Continue reading

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How the Cassandra’s White Work collection can be used

I am often asked for suggestions on how to use my designs. As I digitize each individual design I try to imagine how it can be used, so in this post I will share some ideas on some of the … Continue reading

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An update on my Epic 2

My Husqvarna Epic 2 has been keeping me busy for well over a year now, which is probably why I have not got around to sharing my opinions and experiences on this machine. Firstly I have to say that it … Continue reading

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A green and gold Father Christmas

I am not a great fan of the truly traditional colours of Christmas, preferring some of the more unusual colour schemes. My Father Christmas can be embroidered to be a dimensional figure but he also work very well as an … Continue reading

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Guest blog: Renaissance Fuchsia Tea Party

I began my project by combining, on my computer, selected designs from the Renaissance Fuchsia Collection  and a single scallop from the May free design from Graced in Petals for the tray cloth, tea cosy, napkin and heat pad to … Continue reading

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Creating an embroidery card for Christmas 2020

Those of you who have followed my blog over the years know that each December I set about designing a machine embroidered card for my sister. This year I decided to do something a little different and I used a … Continue reading

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Use Nutcrackers when wrapping presents

When I created the nutcrackers I discovered that they were perfect for embroidering on felt. I confess it was a new medium for me but it is wonderful for machine embroidery as it appears that puckering is almost impossible. Although … Continue reading

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Guest blog: Creating the Paisley Pastel Dreams Quilt

My beloved Husband of 54 years passed away suddenly as lock down started and I was completely isolated from family and friends. As a means of coping I decided on the challenge of a quilt  – because of my fabric … Continue reading

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Guest blog: The challenges of wedding dress embroidery

A while back I was delighted to receive an email from a couple of ladies who were making a wedding dress and wanted to use designs from the Natalie’s wedding day collection. This was exactly what I had in mind … Continue reading

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A re-blog: How to embroider Nutcrackers for Christmas

With the release of Disney’s film, “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms”, there have been a surge of interest in these little figures. At present there are now 6 nutcrackers in the collection at Graceful Embroidery. These little men have … Continue reading

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