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Guest blog: A needle case using a 2021 Daily freebie

Pamela has put together this little project which you might like to try using one my 2021 freebies. Cut a 4” x 6” piece of canvas. Fold in half with right sides together and crease. There is a ½” seam allowance all around which reduces the 3” front cover width to an embroidery area of… Continue reading Guest blog: A needle case using a 2021 Daily freebie

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Contrasting Elements – Guest Blog by Pamela Cox

          Once again, Hazel is celebrating Graceful Embroidery’s Anniversary by giving us a wonderful new set of designs for free; collect the entire set by visiting the website each day of the celebration and download a new design!           In today’s blog, I’d like to explore with you the idea of incorporating “Contrast” in your… Continue reading Contrasting Elements – Guest Blog by Pamela Cox

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When a machine embroidery goes wrong!!

Please do not believe that I get good results every time I embroider on my machine. On reflection there are some days when it would have really been better to do something else! I honestly believe that a certain amount of calm is required for successful machine embroidery. No project should be hurried or began… Continue reading When a machine embroidery goes wrong!!

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Combining the Strawberry plants and runners in the Strawberries & Cream collection

In the Strawberries and Cream collection I have included Strawberry plants and runners which are perfect for embroidering borders and corners. Here are some ideas and guidelines on how to use them. When I was digitising these strawberry plants with their roots and runners I separated each runner so they can easily be missed out… Continue reading Combining the Strawberry plants and runners in the Strawberries & Cream collection

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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

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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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Guest blog: Lock down Up-cycle

I bought my first embroidery machine secondhand approximately 16 years ago but never really used the machine for embroidery.  I bought my current machine when I retired 4 years ago and thoroughly enjoy machine embroidery in my spare time. I currently own a Pfaff creative 4.5 We decorated the bedroom during the first lock down and… Continue reading Guest blog: Lock down Up-cycle

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Guest blog: Renaissance Fuchsia Tea Party

I began my project by combining, on my computer, selected designs from the Renaissance Fuchsia Collection  and a single scallop from the May free design from Graced in Petals for the tray cloth, tea cosy, napkin and heat pad to keep the bottom of the tea pot cosy and protect the tray. Robson Anton Rayon… Continue reading Guest blog: Renaissance Fuchsia Tea Party