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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 · 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

Discussing machine embroidery · Projects · Tutorials

What to do with an imperfect embroidery stitch out

I have to admit that it is a frequent occurrence for me not to be completely happy with my stitch outs, so I have to ask if it possible to have a perfectly stitched out embroidery design. The larger the design and the more colour changes increase the possibility of this happening, and non more… Continue reading What to do with an imperfect embroidery stitch out

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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!

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my first evening with a machine of epic proportions

"You are the sewing lady aren't you?" said the UPS  courier when he called this week. That was a surprise. The Husqvarna Viking's Designer Epic was launched last year but I wanted to wait and see how the embroidery world accepted it, watching the internet for comments and also letting it prove itself. When I was last at my… Continue reading my first evening with a machine of epic proportions