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Getting variety from one bridal machine embroidery design

There is a new bridal collection at Graceful Embroidery, Rose Gold Bridal Lace. To show how to use the designs I decided to attempt to stitch it out one design in 5 different ways. See how versatile these machine embroidery designs are. For this exercise I choose GFE-RGB-1-23 as it has all the flowers in… Continue reading Getting variety from one bridal machine embroidery design

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Creating a Rosemaling machine embroidery collection

Ever since I visited Norway as a teenager I have loved the art of Rosemaling. My first attempts at digitizing this folk art were done back in 2013. Before I began to create more designs that capture this beautiful art form, I took time to find out much more about it and to discover more… Continue reading Creating a Rosemaling machine embroidery collection

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Combining the Strawberry plants and runners in the Strawberries & Cream collection

In the Strawberries and Cream collection I have included Strawberry plants and runners which are perfect for embroidering borders and corners. Here are some ideas and guidelines on how to use them. When I was digitising these strawberry plants with their roots and runners I separated each runner so they can easily be missed out… Continue reading Combining the Strawberry plants and runners in the Strawberries & Cream collection

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🧵 My quilting in the hoop journey

A finished embroidered quilt block is a delight, but a great deal of careful consideration needs to go into both the digitising and the stitch out process. When I created the Jacobean Sample collection I realised that the smaller elements would be perfect for a series of complimentary quilt blocks, but I wanted them to… Continue reading 🧵 My quilting in the hoop journey

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How the Cassandra’s White Work collection can be used

I am often asked for suggestions on how to use my designs. As I digitize each individual design I try to imagine how it can be used, so in this post I will share some ideas on some of the possible uses of the designs in the Cassandra's White work collection. Even though these are… Continue reading How the Cassandra’s White Work collection can be used

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A green and gold Father Christmas

I am not a great fan of the truly traditional colours of Christmas, preferring some of the more unusual colour schemes. My Father Christmas can be embroidered to be a dimensional figure but he also work very well as an ordinary embroidery. Here is my story of one of my "flat" versions embroidered on smooth… Continue reading A green and gold Father Christmas

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A re-blog: How to embroider Nutcrackers for Christmas

With the release of Disney's film, "The Nutcracker and the Four Realms", there have been a surge of interest in these little figures. At present there are now 6 nutcrackers in the collection at Graceful Embroidery. These little men have been created for the 5" x 7" hoop. A while back I discovered that felt… Continue reading A re-blog: How to embroider Nutcrackers for Christmas

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A re-blog: embroidering applique orchids

I have two all time favourite flowers, orchids are grown inside my home and fuchsias grow outside in my garden and many of the tender ones are over wintered in my greenhouse.  It took me a long time to finally digitize one of these beautiful flowers, the phalaenopsis orchid. I tested out the orchids by… Continue reading A re-blog: embroidering applique orchids

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A re-blog:combining the Georgiana mini designs for dolls and tiny baby clothes

There are countless possibilities with the 32 designs in Georgiana mini for 40mm x 40mm hoops. Most of the elements from the Georgiana collection are here, so if you look at the larger designs you will get an idea of how they can be combined. As with all my recent designs you get the designs with… Continue reading A re-blog:combining the Georgiana mini designs for dolls and tiny baby clothes