Category Archives: Inspirational

where I can find inspiration

There are many places where I can find inspiration for new designs, in my garden, out in the country, browsing online, in museums, window shopping and at my local garden centre. However flower shows never fail to delight and inspire me, … Continue reading

Posted in Discussing machine embroidery, Inspirational | Tagged , , | 17 Comments

getting back to embroidery

It seems that many machine embroidery enthusiasts are prone to taking a break from embroidery for a time and require some inspiration to plug in their machines, hoop up some fabric and get embroidering again. Maybe this is the result … Continue reading

Posted in Discussing machine embroidery, Inspirational, New Designs | Tagged , , | 7 Comments

what inspires my embroidery digitising

There are so many places where I find my inspiration and ideas. I began to create machine embroidery because I was finding it difficult to find the right elegant heirloom designs for the dresses I was commissioned to make as … Continue reading

Posted in Discussing machine embroidery, Inspirational | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

the glory of white work embroidery

I recently went to the Royal School of Needlework White Work exhibition in London, at Hampton Court Palace with a dear friend. It was an incredible day out especially as we discovered that two friends from USA were going too. … Continue reading

Posted in Discussing machine embroidery, Inspirational | Tagged | 5 Comments

The Festival Of Quilts at NEC, Birmingham, UK

I was very privileged to attend this marvellous event last month. Having never made a full size quilt myself I knew this would be visit where I would be challenged and inspired. Walking into the huge halls filled with incredible … Continue reading

Posted in Inspirational | Tagged , | 6 Comments

a new collection for a little princess

When Prince George was born I created Le bebe royale collection which was very popular and suitable for heirloom embroidery for boys in a pale blue colour scheme. When it was announced that the Duchess was expecting her second child … Continue reading

Posted in Discussing machine embroidery, Inspirational, New Designs | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

deciding how to use your embroidery designs

You surf the internet and see lovely embroidery designs which you are certain need adding to your library of designs that you will one day stitch out. However deciding how to use at least a few designs can be quite … Continue reading

Posted in Discussing machine embroidery, Inspirational, New Designs | Tagged | 1 Comment

a Crazy Quilt block for Easter!

Easter has caught up with me and so today I tested out the Crazy quilt block I had designed to capture all the wonder of this lovely time of year. There are two crosses, one very simple and a more … Continue reading

Posted in Discussing machine embroidery, Inspirational, New Designs | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

A Valentines Crazy Quilt block!

Sometimes a project just comes together and the results are delightful. Recently I sorted out my remnants basket which was full of many shades of silk dupion. I  arranged some in clusters that looked good together for when I next stitched out … Continue reading

Posted in Embroidery projects, Inspirational, New Designs | Tagged , | 6 Comments

Embroidery Exhibition

I was so excited when I saw that an Embroidery Exhibition was being held locally. All digitizers need to go out and be inspired and get ideas. This was a wonderful opportunity to view some vestments, burses and veils some … Continue reading

Posted in Inspirational | 5 Comments