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Guest blog: Summer Meadows machine embroidered Tablecloth

The Graceful Embroidery designs for this tablecloth were chosen from the Summer Meadow sets 2 and 3. I also used the single flowers from set 1 to test out my colour choices. They were stitched with polyester thread from Marathon and Admelody. Floral machine embroidery from Graceful Embroidery Using my embroidery software, I printed templates… Continue reading Guest blog: Summer Meadows machine embroidered Tablecloth

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Guest blog: A needle case using a 2021 Daily freebie

Pamela has put together this little project which you might like to try using one my 2021 freebies. Cut a 4” x 6” piece of canvas. Fold in half with right sides together and crease. There is a ½” seam allowance all around which reduces the 3” front cover width to an embroidery area of… Continue reading Guest blog: A needle case using a 2021 Daily freebie

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Contrasting Elements – Guest Blog by Pamela Cox

          Once again, Hazel is celebrating Graceful Embroidery’s Anniversary by giving us a wonderful new set of designs for free; collect the entire set by visiting the website each day of the celebration and download a new design!           In today’s blog, I’d like to explore with you the idea of incorporating “Contrast” in your… Continue reading Contrasting Elements – Guest Blog by Pamela Cox

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Guest blog by Jean: My Jacobean machine embroidered Sampler Wall hanging

This was a machine embroidery project I set myself to help me try to overcome the loss of my daughter some twelve months ago. Knitting & sewing have been my hobbies for many years. For the last twelve months it has obviously been a struggle to concentrate on anything, but the time has come to… Continue reading Guest blog by Jean: My Jacobean machine embroidered Sampler Wall hanging

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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 into something more useful and pretty.  Remembering the Cassandra White Work Collection, the beautiful free… Continue reading A guest blog: A Table scarf by Pamela Cox

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Guest blog: Lock down Up-cycle

I bought my first embroidery machine secondhand approximately 16 years ago but never really used the machine for embroidery.  I bought my current machine when I retired 4 years ago and thoroughly enjoy machine embroidery in my spare time. I currently own a Pfaff creative 4.5 We decorated the bedroom during the first lock down and… Continue reading Guest blog: Lock down Up-cycle

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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 keep the bottom of the tea pot cosy and protect the tray. Robson Anton Rayon… Continue reading Guest blog: Renaissance Fuchsia Tea Party

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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 addiction and living in a small country town, I had everything I needed. I also… Continue reading Guest blog: Creating the Paisley Pastel Dreams Quilt

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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 when I created these designs so I was very excited. Let me take you through… Continue reading Guest blog: The challenges of wedding dress embroidery

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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!” (I mean, they really are all amazing), there is one Graceful Embroidery Collection that has… Continue reading Guest blog: Why I love the Graced in Petals collection