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digitising a colourful Christmas collection

Over the last few weeks I have been working on the new Christmas collection for 2017. This collection was inspired by some wrapping paper! As there are already several collections at Graceful Embroidery in the usual seasonal colour schemes, I … 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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a sumptuous crazy quilt

I just adore creating crazy quilt blocks as attaching the small segments of fabric in a sequence results in beautiful embroidery. Within the block there is a place to treasure forever those tiny scraps of fabric or lace that you could … Continue reading

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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

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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

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capturing wild flowers in a summer meadow

I love this time of year when I can almost see the growth of the plants in the garden. There also seems to be an abundance of flowers everywhere I look in the shops, on bedding, table linens, curtains, clothes and … Continue reading

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update on my Epic Embroidery machine

I cannot believe that my wonderful Husqvarna Epic machine is nearly a year old. I have so enjoy using it that it has taken me too long to blog further about it. I thought you would like me to share … Continue reading

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making designs unique and beautiful

Digitising flowers is a tremendous challenge. As I grow lots of flowers in my garden with the purpose of transforming them into embroidery, I realise how difficult it is to capture their beauty in stitches, which are just very small … Continue reading

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creating a collection for silk thread

I fell in love with silk a long time ago when I worked in a fabric shop. Most of my embroidery is done on silk dupion, my all time favourite fabric, because it comes in so many beautiful shades. A … Continue reading

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the second part of the Dresden quilt block

Well we all know that disasters happen in the sewing room and I discovered my big mistake yesterday when I completed the second half of my Dresden style “Epic” crazy quilt. The secret is how to put it all right … Continue reading

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