Category Archives: Discussing machine embroidery

How to resize embroidery designs?

I know we are all limited by the size of our hoops and there is nothing worse than discovering that a design you have fallen in love with is just a little too big for your hoop. My collections are … Continue reading

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making designs unique and beautiful – a re-blog

Digitising flowers is a tremendous challenge. As I grow lots of flowers in my garden with the purpose of transforming them into embroidery, I realise how difficult it is to capture their beauty in stitches, which are just very small … Continue reading

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My 2018 Crazy Quilt block challenge

Well I think the title maybe a little inaccurate and that is may take more than one year, but I set out to create a quilt using my Crazy quilt blocks in 2018. When you view them you will see … Continue reading

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Changing an embroidery design – a re-blog from 2015

Have you attempted to take a detailed design and give it whole new look by some simple editing and colour changes? The Victorian Promises collection is full of such suitable designs, with lots of vibrant colours. However you may not … Continue reading

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Diary of a bird’s nest – a re-blog

Today I embroidered out one of the more simple blocks from Beatrice Quilt blocks 2. I wanted to check how this particular design looked with a large quilted background similar to one I had used in one of the Celtic Ivy … Continue reading

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Another vintage quilt block – re-blogged

Have you checked out my second Vintage Sewing Romantic Crazy quilt block which matches my previous one, GFE-RCQ-7? To begin with I flipped the one horizontally so they will sit nicely as a pair. Most of the elements that form the block … Continue reading

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capturing wild flowers in a summer meadow – a re-blog

I love the time of year when I can almost see the growth of the plants in the garden. There also seems to be an abundance of flowers everywhere I look in the shops, on bedding, table linens, curtains, clothes and … Continue reading

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silk, silk and more silk

I just adore silk! Didn’t you realise? Shimmering silk thread and silk fabric! Even my website back ground features one of my all time favourite silk fabrics. I fell in love with it many years ago when I worked in … Continue reading

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Inspiration to digitise machine embroidery designs – re-written

There are so many places where I find my inspiration and ideas. I began to create machine embroidery because I was finding it difficult to find the right elegant heirloom and Celtic designs for the dresses I was commissioned to … Continue reading

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the anatomy of an applique embroidery design – re-blog

Here is another re-blog as Graceful Embroidery celebrates eleven years of breathtakingly beautiful embroidery, looking back at the collections I have created. In particular the Almond Silk Paisley collection was great fun to create. I would like to take you … Continue reading

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