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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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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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When a machine embroidery goes wrong!!

Please do not believe that I get good results every time I embroider on my machine. On reflection there are some days when it would have really been better to do something else! I honestly believe that a certain amount of calm is required for successful machine embroidery. No project should be hurried or began… Continue reading When a machine embroidery goes wrong!!

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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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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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🧵 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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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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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