Discussing machine embroidery · New Designs

A re-blog: the anatomy of an applique embroidery design!

The Almond Silk Paisley collection has been great fun to create. I would like to take you through the embroidering process of one of the designs from the next set to be released from this beautiful collection which is proving to be very popular. GFE-ALP-3-17 I have chosen this design because it is one of… Continue reading A re-blog: the anatomy of an applique embroidery design!

Discussing machine embroidery · Projects

A re-blog: perfecting my Vintage sewer’s Crazy quilt

Graceful Embroidery has a good selection of crazy quilt blocks each with different themes. Not all of them are square though. As well as 2 stockings, 2 Dresden shaped ones there is a Christmas tree and two vintage oblong crazy quilts. This is my Romantic crazy quilt 7 with a vintage sewing theme. May I… Continue reading A re-blog: perfecting my Vintage sewer’s Crazy quilt

Discussing machine embroidery · Inspirational · Projects · Tutorials

Some unusual Celtic stitch outs

I have a great fondness and fascination for Celtic embroidery because it was where I began my digitising journey! I could not find the right designs for Celtic work and so I decided to create my own. After lots of pencil scribblings, studying Celtic knot work design in depth and discovering how the weave under… Continue reading Some unusual Celtic stitch outs

Discussing machine embroidery · Inspirational

Why am I so passionate about machine embroidery?

When a customer brought some machine embroidery samples into the fabric shop where I worked I was immediately enthralled and captivated. Having never seen an embroidery unit I could not imagine how something so beautiful could be created, not by long hours hand stitching, but by a machine! Never in my wildest dreams did I… Continue reading Why am I so passionate about machine embroidery?

Guest blogs · Projects

Guest Blog: Lucia’s Christening gown

My name is Kathy and I own an Ellure Plus. I have been machine embroidering for about 5 years. I’ve made christening gowns for each of my grandchildren. This gown was created for Lucia. I always start my project by deciding on an embroidery theme and stitching every selection in the design I chose that… Continue reading Guest Blog: Lucia’s Christening gown

Discussing machine embroidery · Inspirational · Projects

Some unusual Celtic stitch outs

I have a great fondness and fascination for Celtic embroidery because it was where I began my digitising journey! I could not find the right designs for Celtic work and so I decided to create my own. After lots of pencil scribblings, studying Celtic knot work design in depth and discovering how the weave under… Continue reading Some unusual Celtic stitch outs