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Getting variety from one bridal machine embroidery design

There is a new bridal collection at Graceful Embroidery, Rose Gold Bridal Lace. To show how to use the designs I decided to attempt to stitch it out one design in 5 different ways. See how versatile these machine embroidery designs are. For this exercise I choose GFE-RGB-1-23 as it has all the flowers in… Continue reading Getting variety from one bridal machine embroidery design

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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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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

Discussing machine embroidery · New Designs

How the Cassandra’s White Work collection can be used

I am often asked for suggestions on how to use my designs. As I digitize each individual design I try to imagine how it can be used, so in this post I will share some ideas on some of the possible uses of the designs in the Cassandra's White work collection. Even though these are… Continue reading How the Cassandra’s White Work collection can be used

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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: the glory of white work embroidery

Five years ago I went to a Royal School of Needlework White Work exhibition in London, at Hampton Court Palace with my dear friend Pamela Cox. It was an incredible day out especially as we discovered that two friends from USA were going too. Just visiting Hampton Court Palace itself is a thrilling experience as… Continue reading A re-blog: the glory of white work embroidery

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Guest Blog: The Cassandra’s White Work freebies for 2020 by Pamela Cox

          Many of us wonder what is the point of a small design, especially one created for a “special technique” such as white-work embroidery. For a quick peek of a few designs being offered in the anniversary collect plus some application suggestions for these beautiful elements, please read on.           Smaller elements are often perfect… Continue reading Guest Blog: The Cassandra’s White Work freebies for 2020 by Pamela Cox

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So what are this years Birthday designs are called?

Back in 2015 I visited Jane Austen's house in the village of Chawton with my friend Pamela Cox when she was here in England visiting from the USA. Its in an idyllic setting with a wonderful garden and lots of memorabilia. Several of my collections have been named after characters in her novels: Marianne, Harriet… Continue reading So what are this years Birthday designs are called?

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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