Category Archives: New Designs

Embroidering an elegant bride

It is easy to just pick colours at random, stitch them out and then be unhappy with the result, just as it is commonplace to add too many colours to an embroidery design and spoil its beauty. I have been … Continue reading

Posted in Discussing machine embroidery, New Designs | Tagged , , , , , | 6 Comments

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

Posted in Discussing machine embroidery, Embroidery projects, New Designs | Tagged , , , | 12 Comments

Developing old style embroidery designs

This gallery contains 14 photos.

Ever since I visited Hampton Court Palace in London with my friend, Pamela, to attend an exhibition on white work by the Royal School of Needlework,  and we also went to Jane Austen’s home at Chawton, Hampshire, which also had … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , | 20 Comments

Re blogged – some Alphabets are here forever! by Pamela Cox

Back last year Pamela wrote this fascinating blog about the use of the Grace font which is being released today. This is what she wrote:           I am so excited, and for several different reasons!       First, and foremost, I … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, Embroidery projects, New Designs | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

Embroidered birthday card with texture

The challenge I set myself this year for my sister’s birthday card was to create a textured  coat with an astrakhan type collar on one of Kate Greenaway’s little children.

Posted in Discussing machine embroidery, Embroidery projects, New Designs | Tagged , , , , | 16 Comments

Stitching out a machine embroidered smocked panel

Before releasing the final set in the Arabella Bullion collection for 12″ x 8″ I would like to take you through a stitch out of one of the panels, GFE-ARB-5-14, to explain what I did and why, as well as … Continue reading

Posted in Discussing machine embroidery, New Designs | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Arabella Bullion design for a quilted mat (part 1)

I love taking small embroidery designs and combining them into interesting shapes, especially in squares (quilt blocks) oval and circular ones. Most of my collections feature some type of edging or border, but as I add a border I am … Continue reading

Posted in Discussing machine embroidery, Embroidery projects, New Designs | Tagged , , , , | 11 Comments

More about machine embroidered smocking panels

As the Arabella Bullion collection develops and I am creating larger panels and designs I want to explain what I understand to be the limitations of what can be smocked on your embroidery machine, for my own benefit in digitising … Continue reading

Posted in Discussing machine embroidery, New Designs | Tagged , , | 6 Comments

Happy embroidering in 2018

Firstly let me wish you all a very Happy New Year. With a whole twelve months ahead we can dream about all the machine embroidered projects we would like to complete in 2018. To start you off on this journey … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, New Designs | Tagged , , | 17 Comments

Customising your own smocking panels and more

One of the many features of my new Arabella Bullion collection is that you can create your own embroidered smocking panels with the tiny elements from the first set on several sizes of basic panels. Let me show you how…..

Posted in Discussing machine embroidery, Embroidery projects, New Designs | Tagged , , , , | 7 Comments