Category Archives: Discussing machine embroidery

A re-blog: Creating the Graceful Silk Sampler

The many antique and vintage samplers that can be found on the internet fascinate me. I view and collect those I like on Pinterest, which is a great source of inspiration!  It is hard to have a favourite as there … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: The Cassandra’s White Work freebies for 2020 by Pamela Cox

          Many of us wonder what is the point of a small design, especially one created for a “special technique” such as white-work embroidery. For a quick peek of a few designs being offered in the anniversary collect plus some … Continue reading

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So what are this years Birthday designs are called?

Back in 2015 I visited Jane Austen’s house in the village of Chawton with my friend Pamela Cox when she was here in England visiting from the USA. Its in an idyllic setting with a wonderful garden and lots of … Continue reading

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The Embroiderer’s Prayer collection | for the ultimate wall hanging

When creating a unique prayer appropriate for embroiderers I asked my daughter, Natalie, who has a doctorate in Theology, to paraphrase two significant verses of scripture. Her twin sister, Jenny created the graphics for me, so this is an unparalleled … Continue reading

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The Jacobean Sampler Tree of Life

As I worked on the Jacobean Sampler collection I set myself a challenge, to take some of the elements and create a tree of life, a very popular design in this style of embroidery. Obviously the first decision was the … Continue reading

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A Guest blog: A Jacobean embroidered purse

“When Marrilyn sent me photos of this splendid Jacobean embroidered purse I was intrigued as to how she made it and knew you all would be too, so here is her guest blog.”

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A Romantic Crazy Quilt project

I am often asked for ideas on how to use my embroidery designs especially my Crazy quilt blocks. My latest is available for the 260mm square hoop and I decided to create a cushion with my finished block.

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Guest blog: Why I love the Graced in Petals collection

I invited Pamela Cox to tell us all why she loves the Graced in Petals collection so much. Although I’ve been known to email Hazel every time she releases a new collection to tell her that “This is my favorite!” … Continue reading

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Those annoying jump stitches – love them or hate them?

I try to keep an eye on what is going on in the Machine Embroidery world so I know what problems need to be addressed. Nothing seems to be spark more comments than jump stitches! Many of you hate them … Continue reading

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Another Celtic embroidery stitch out

In deciding on another design to enhance, it just had to be Celtic Dreams, which was my very first Celtic collection. Now this is the biggest design in the collection and it was created for a bridal bodice. Now I … Continue reading

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