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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: 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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A naughty fairy for Christmas – a re-blog

 A naughty fairy you ask? Let me explain. Back in 2017 I created the "Christmas" and "Snow" Angels with the promise of an update. Well in digitising and finishing off the update, a new angel with fairy wings I discovered she is inclined to misbehave in the hoop! To be sure that she gets a… Continue reading A naughty fairy for Christmas – a re-blog

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The final flourish of Winter Jewels and some unique ways to embroider them

I have now sadly come to the end of creating all the designs for the Winter Jewels collection, capturing the beauty of the hellebores in my garden, fondly known as Christmas roses. There are so many ways to use these designs, and plenty of options. Look at the centre of this one just opening last week,… Continue reading The final flourish of Winter Jewels and some unique ways to embroider them

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Other considerations for the Winter Jewels designs

I enjoy every collection of machine embroidery designs that I create, believing that taking pleasure in the process of creation is necessary for the end results to be beautiful and inspiring. Last week I shut myself away for several hours digitising, particularly focusing on the designs that will be in the fourth set in this… Continue reading Other considerations for the Winter Jewels designs

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My first Christmas roses

Over the last few weeks I have been putting the finishing touches to my new collection, which is called Winter Jewels. These designs celebrate the beauty of the Hellebore, known as the Christmas or Lenten rose. This is however much more than a collection, but a botanical study of these magical flowers that are actually made… Continue reading My first Christmas roses

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This year’s machine embroidered Christmas card

Those of  you who follow my blog know that every Christmas I make a very special machine embroidered card for my sister from one of my designs. Last week I made this years one for her and thought I should show the stages of its construction. Back in the summer I released my collection for… Continue reading This year’s machine embroidered Christmas card