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Tips and tricks on the use of machine embroidery stabilizers

With so many types of machine embroidery stabilizers available it can be confusing. Let's take a quick look at some and I will share some tips on their usage. Stabilizer is essential in machine embroidery. It sits under the fabric and supports both the fabric and thread, keeping the embroidery stitches in the right place.… Continue reading Tips and tricks on the use of machine embroidery stabilizers

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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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Why I love Celtic Machine Embroidery

There are many reasons why I love Celtic Machine Embroidery. It is not the easiest type of embroidery to digitize especially if the knot work is wide enough that the weaving in and out are clear and accurate. I saw a need for versatile Celtic embroidery designs so I set about learning how to create… Continue reading Why I love Celtic Machine Embroidery

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Embellishing machine embroidery

The Gracieuse Bouton Broderie collection of heirloom machine embroidery designs contains little embroidered buttons and scrolls, along with small flowers. The name translates from the French to "Graceful embroidered buttons". Embellishing always enhances machine embroidery designs, mkaing them come alive. I usually start with hot fix crystals and pearls but there are many other options,like… Continue reading Embellishing machine embroidery

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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 ā€˜Jā€™.  The overall shape and size of the bag… Continue reading Guest Blog: An embroidered toiletry bag

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Guest blog: Summer Meadows machine embroidered Tablecloth

The Graceful Embroidery designs for this tablecloth were chosen from the Summer Meadow sets 2 and 3. I also used the single flowers from set 1 to test out my colour choices. They were stitched with polyester thread from Marathon and Admelody. Floral machine embroidery from Graceful Embroidery Using my embroidery software, I printed templates… Continue reading Guest blog: Summer Meadows machine embroidered Tablecloth

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Creating a Rosemaling machine embroidery collection

Ever since I visited Norway as a teenager I have loved the art of Rosemaling. My first attempts at digitizing this folk art were done back in 2013. Before I began to create more designs that capture this beautiful art form, I took time to find out much more about it and to discover more… Continue reading Creating a Rosemaling machine embroidery collection