Discussing machine embroidery · Videos

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

Discussing machine embroidery · Projects · Tutorials

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

Discussing machine embroidery · Projects

a 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… Continue reading a Celtic Claddagh with applique ivy leaves

Discussing machine embroidery · New Designs · Videos

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 Preparing fabric for an heirloom project

Discussing machine embroidery · New Designs

diary of a quilt block with a bird’s nest!

Today I embroidered out one of the more simple blocks from Beatrice Quilt blocks 2. I wanted to check how this particular design looked with a large quilted background similar to one I had used in one of the Celtic Ivy blocks. I used Schmetz Gold embroidery needles, 75/11 and Tire Silk #50 threads. First of… Continue reading diary of a quilt block with a bird’s nest!

Discussing machine embroidery · New Designs · Projects

printed templates, aligning designs and re-hooping segments of a large stocking (part 1)

I love to challenge myself to learn new digitising skills and my customers to develop new machine embroidery skills. The latest project for this Christmas has been my biggest challenge yet. My first crazy quilted stocking has proved very popular but I am very much aware that it is not a stocking that will hold very… Continue reading printed templates, aligning designs and re-hooping segments of a large stocking (part 1)