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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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A re-blog: Celtic Claddagh with applique ivy leaves

Adding some dimension to embroidery can be a challenge but I have tried to make it as easy as possible with the designs which have this option. A little practice may be advisable to perfect the technique, but when you master adding pre-embroidered appliques to your projects, it opens up lots more choices and you… Continue reading A re-blog: Celtic Claddagh with applique ivy leaves

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A re-blog: Creating the Graceful Silk Sampler

The many antique and vintage samplers that can be found on the internet fascinate me. I view and collect those I like on Pinterest, which is a great source of inspiration!  It is hard to have a favourite as there is such variety out there, but I am always amazed at the time and skill… Continue reading A re-blog: Creating the Graceful Silk Sampler

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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 pencil scribblings, studying Celtic knot work design in depth and discovering how the weave under… Continue reading Some unusual Celtic stitch outs

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The challenge of this year’s Christmas card

Every year I make a machine embroidered card for my sister. It has become a tradition and often times it is based on my most recent Christmas collection. With each passing year the cards become more of a challenge for me and this year it was even more difficult to create something unique. After releasing… Continue reading The challenge of this year’s Christmas card

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Increasing your machine embroidery skills

So you have seen many beautiful embroidered projects that others have created but you cannot imagine that you would ever be able to create something as wonderful. I think that when you become passionate about machine embroidery you start on a journey of discovery and continued learning. I regularly take online tutorials to learn how… Continue reading Increasing your machine embroidery skills

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Spring embroidery tips from Pamela Cox

  Although well into winter, warm days are not far away!  Now is an ideal time to make that “special” garment especially if you incorporate a few time-saving tips.  Those of you who have read any of my articles know that I am not one to take “short-cuts”, and I never would compromise my purest… Continue reading Spring embroidery tips from Pamela Cox

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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 design and the more colour changes increase the possibility of this happening, and non more… Continue reading What to do with an imperfect embroidery stitch out