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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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Use Nutcrackers when wrapping presents

When I created the nutcrackers I discovered that they were perfect for embroidering on felt. I confess it was a new medium for me but it is wonderful for machine embroidery as it appears that puckering is almost impossible. Although felt may not suitable for washing and is thick I have used it successfully for… Continue reading Use Nutcrackers when wrapping presents

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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: One of my biggest digitising challenges for Christmas

One of my most exciting decisions I have to make around the end of the summer is about my Christmas collection. This year I couldn't decide between Elegant Messages that was started the year before and the images for Poinsettia Promises. So I decided to go for both as they are very different. However nestling… Continue reading A re-blog: One of my biggest digitising challenges for Christmas

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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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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 How to embroider Nutcrackers for Christmas