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Guest Blog: An embroidered toiletry bag

My competition entry for 2020 was an intended present I had created for my Mum. It initially set off as a large toiletry bag combining designs from the Vintage Grace Collection in my software.  I then combined designs from different collections (listed below) around the initial ‘J’.  The overall shape and size of the bag… Continue reading Guest Blog: An embroidered toiletry bag

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Guest blog: Summer Meadows machine embroidered Tablecloth

The Graceful Embroidery designs for this tablecloth were chosen from the Summer Meadow sets 2 and 3. I also used the single flowers from set 1 to test out my colour choices. They were stitched with polyester thread from Marathon and Admelody. Floral machine embroidery from Graceful Embroidery Using my embroidery software, I printed templates… Continue reading Guest blog: Summer Meadows machine embroidered Tablecloth

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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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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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Guest blog: Lock down Up-cycle

I bought my first embroidery machine secondhand approximately 16 years ago but never really used the machine for embroidery.  I bought my current machine when I retired 4 years ago and thoroughly enjoy machine embroidery in my spare time. I currently own a Pfaff creative 4.5 We decorated the bedroom during the first lock down and… Continue reading Guest blog: Lock down Up-cycle

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A re-blog: Preparing fabric for an heirloom project

Careful planning is required for an heirloom project and most times it will be necessary to test out how design combinations will look. May I encourage you to try anything that comes to mind, especially if it almost sounds too challenging. Very often what we think is not possible in machine embroidery, can in fact… Continue reading A re-blog: Preparing fabric for an heirloom project

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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:combining the Georgiana mini designs for dolls and tiny baby clothes

There are countless possibilities with the 32 designs in Georgiana mini for 40mm x 40mm hoops. Most of the elements from the Georgiana collection are here, so if you look at the larger designs you will get an idea of how they can be combined. As with all my recent designs you get the designs with… Continue reading A re-blog:combining the Georgiana mini designs for dolls and tiny baby clothes