Category Archives: Inspirational

A re-blog: the glory of white work embroidery

Five years ago I went to a Royal School of Needlework White Work exhibition in London, at Hampton Court Palace with my dear friend Pamela Cox. It was an incredible day out especially as we discovered that two friends from … Continue reading

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A re-blog: planning a simple Christening gown

The prospect of creating your very first Christening gown may be quite daunting but if you do not aim to create something too complicated you will find it enjoyable and may want to move on to more complicated gowns.

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Discovering a treasure hidden for years

A while back my daughter bought an antique cabinet from an auction room in Devon, England for her home. When it was being cleaned she discovered something tucked behind one of the interior drawers wrapped in tissue paper. She knew … 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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Some unusual Celtic stitch outs

I have a great fondness and fascination for Celtic embroidery because it was where I began my digitising journey! I could not find the right designs for Celtic work and so I decided to create my own. After lots of … Continue reading

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A re-Blog from 2015: on deciding how to use your embroidery designs

You surf the internet and see lovely embroidery designs which you are certain need adding to your library of designs that you will one day stitch out. However deciding how to use at least a few designs can be quite … Continue reading

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Why am I so passionate about machine embroidery?

When a customer brought some machine embroidery samples into the fabric shop where I worked I was immediately enthralled and captivated. Having never seen an embroidery unit I could not imagine how something so beautiful could be created, not by … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: Happy Anniversary to Graceful Embroidery!

Every year in early September, Hazel celebrates Graceful Embroidery’s anniversary by giving a complete collection of design elements to members of her Embroidery Group.  It’s her mile stone in life, but we get the gifts!  How special, and generous, is … Continue reading

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Some unusual Celtic stitch outs

I have a great fondness and fascination for Celtic embroidery because it was where I began my digitising journey! I could not find the right designs for Celtic work and so I decided to create my own. After lots of … Continue reading

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where I can find inspiration

There are many places where I can find inspiration for new designs, in my garden, out in the country, browsing online, in museums, window shopping and at my local garden centre. However flower shows never fail to delight and inspire me, … Continue reading

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