A while back I was delighted to receive an email from a couple of ladies who were making a wedding dress and wanted to use designs from the Natalie's wedding day collection. This was exactly what I had in mind when I created these designs so I was very excited. Let me take you through… Continue reading Guest blog: The challenges of wedding dress embroidery
As I have been testing out the final designs in the Rachel Kathryn collection I have been reminded again how important the choice of thread colour is, and how dramatically that choice can effect the finished embroidery. I like to do some stitch outs using other colours just to see how they look and I… Continue reading How the colours you use can change an embroidery significantly
Designs in the Vintage Grace collection probably have more colours in them than any other collection at Graceful Embroidery. I would encourage you not to let that daunt you. These designs like the Antique Sewing machine are for embroidering works of art to be cherished and so are worth the effort and time it will… Continue reading Considering colours changes for a special embroidery
Back in the summer after seeing that remarkable embroidered veil which was worn by Meghan Markle, I knew it was time to digitise some unique designs for veil embroidery. The Rachel Kathryn Bridal collection is named after my eldest daughter. Some designs really lose their depth and detail when they are stitched out in just… Continue reading A study in white for a machine embroidered bridal veil?
I love a wedding, but don't we all? Yet the royal wedding of Queen Elizabeth's grand daughter, is something very special, full of pageantry, the splendour of Windsor castle, along with the royals all dressed up. It is always fascinating to see the first glimpse of the dress, the flowers and the outfits of all… Continue reading Embroidery inspired by a royal wedding
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 stitching out samples of my new bridal design which comes as a simple crazy quilt… Continue reading Embroidering an elegant bride