Category Archives: Embroidery projects

The final flourish of Winter Jewels and some unique ways to embroider them

I have now sadly come to the end of creating all the designs for the Winter Jewels collection, capturing the beauty of the hellebores in my garden, fondly known as Christmas roses. There are so many ways to use these … Continue reading

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A study in white for a machine embroidered bridal veil?

Back in the summer after seeing that remarkable embroidered veil which was worn by Meghan Markle, I knew it was time to digitise some unique designs for veil embroidery. The Rachel Kathryn Bridal collection is named after my eldest daughter. … Continue reading

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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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A flamboyant crazy quilt block -a re-blog

In completing my 12th Romantic Crazy quilt block I decided to be more flamboyant than usual. After I had added the four pastel shades of silk dupion along with some lace to the base fabric and completed the embroidery, I … Continue reading

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Seasonal embroidered gifts

This morning I drove through the New Forest, a national park not far from where I live. It seems that autumn has arrived with a flourish here, the leaves are turning and dancing to the ground and the ferns have … Continue reading

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A Fabric block to make a beautiful case – a re-blog

The Katie Grace collection was developed from a lovely clip art panel and named after my first grand daughter. 

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a naughty fairy for Christmas – a re-blog

 A naughty fairy you ask? Let me explain. Back in 2017 I created the “Christmas” and “Snow” Angels with the promise of an update. Well in digitising and finishing off the update, a new angel with fairy wings I discovered … 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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