Tag Archives: embroidery on silk

silk, silk and more silk

I just adore silk! Didn’t you realise? Shimmering silk thread and silk fabric! Even my website back ground features one of my all time favourite silk fabrics. I fell in love with it many years ago when I worked in … Continue reading

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the anatomy of an applique embroidery design – re-blog

Here is another re-blog as Graceful Embroidery celebrates eleven years of breathtakingly beautiful embroidery, looking back at the collections I have created. In particular the Almond Silk Paisley collection was great fun to create. I would like to take you … Continue reading

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How Outline alignment stitches can enable even larger embroidery

I think I am quite sad to be completing the work on the Royal Heirloom collection. It has been quite exciting seeing the designs coming into shape in my embroidery software and then I have been completely fascinated watching them … Continue reading

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Developing heirloom designs for larger hoops

This week I finished digitising and testing out the 12 designs in Royal Heirloom 4 for mega hoops that are 360mm by 150mm. As well as creating designs which can be used individually I like to make sure that the … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Embroidering an elegant bride

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 … Continue reading

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how to embroider all over fabric

When I enter a fabric store I always head for the silk and the embroidered fabrics. Usually I am disappointed about the lack of choices, so I have always loved the idea of creating my own embroidered fabric, as is … Continue reading

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Embroidering an antique sewing machine

With the launch of my new website, I have been planning the release of my best design set ever, comprising an antique sewing machine with pretty scroll work, perfectly beautiful fuchsia flowers, delightful roses, along with some outstanding blending of threads. … Continue reading

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Embroidered birthday card with texture

The challenge I set myself this year for my sister’s birthday card was to create a textured  coat with an astrakhan type collar on one of Kate Greenaway’s little children.

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Stitching out a machine embroidered smocked panel

Before releasing the final set in the Arabella Bullion collection for 12″ x 8″ I would like to take you through a stitch out of one of the panels, GFE-ARB-5-14, to explain what I did and why, as well as … Continue reading

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