Category Archives: Embroidery projects

Arabella Bullion design for a quilted mat (part 1)

I love taking small embroidery designs and combining them into interesting shapes, especially in squares (quilt blocks) oval and circular ones. Most of my collections feature some type of edging or border, but as I add a border I am … Continue reading

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This year’s machine embroidered Christmas card

Those of  you who follow my blog know that every Christmas I make a very special machine embroidered card for my sister from one of my designs. Last week I made this years one for her and thought I should … Continue reading

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Customising your own smocking panels and more

One of the many features of my new Arabella Bullion collection is that you can create your own embroidered smocking panels with the tiny elements from the first set on several sizes of basic panels. Let me show you how…..

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what inspires a new colour scheme

As  I complete the final set in the Orchids for Ruth collection I was trying to decide what new colour scheme I could use for my final stitch out for this blog and what fabric I should use. I have … Continue reading

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Alphabets come, Alphabets go…… But some Alphabets are here forever! by Pamela Cox

          Graceful Embroidery’s anniversary celebration is our Christmas in September/October!!!!  Seriously!!!   I just downloaded some 32 (?) beautiful elements and when I went back to Graceful Embroidery’s website to make sure that I had downloaded all the gifts…….gifts were still … Continue reading

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tiny heirloom designs are so versatile

I have been asked numerous times to create small designs for some of my heirloom collections that can be used for doll’s and tiny baby clothes. With a little editing in your embroidery software these can also be combined to … Continue reading

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planting wild flowers in embroidery

So many times whilst I have been developing the Summer meadow collection it has occurred to me how much like gardening it has been, but without the dirty hands…

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two embroidered Christmas angels

I have taken the Celtic angel and created two new angels for you, one with a red and white theme with butterfly wings and another with a snow theme and feathered wings. Both wings come in two sizes and as … Continue reading

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time for another embroidered Christmas card

Each year I make it my aim to embroider a very special Christmas card for my sister. This year I was inspired by some wrapping paper. It wasn’t necessarily the design but the colour scheme that caught my eye. Something … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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