Category Archives: Machine embroidery

Stitched Pictures and Ice Dyeing

Over the last week I have been busy exploring new techniques. On Wednesday I attended and Alison Moger workshop which was focused around stitched pictures using fabric scraps and free machine stitching. And these are the results of my days … Continue reading

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A Wallhanging for Christmas

On a visit to New Zealand in January this year I picked up a lovely pattern for a Christmas tree wallhanging and in time for the festive season I have made it! The swirls are made with scraps of black … Continue reading

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More Postcards!

Today I went to a Cutting Edge workshop to make postcards – yes more!!! I decided on the one design of the one below after rummaging through photographs and it gave me the opportunity to practice my free machine embroidery. … Continue reading

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Fabric Postcards

Having finished my little art quilt – a postcard from New Zealand it got me thinking about making a fabric postcard. And, having found a lovely book edited by Christa Rolf there was no stopping me! I decided to start … Continue reading

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Finishing Off For Christmas

Fundraising now over I have been busy completing off half finished projects ready for Christmas. These two reindeer sacks are for the little boys next door. I have filled them with a few goodies and they will receive them when … Continue reading

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Making Lace with Soluble Fabric

Yesterday I went to a workshop to learn how to make lace with soluble fabric which was really good a left me with lots of ideas for its use! Finished pieces included a butterfly – my first attempt And then … Continue reading

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Another Book Cover?

I seem to be hooked on making book covers at the moment. I have now started a book cover for a friend who is visiting India in April. The fabric has been hand dyed by my good friend Isobelle – … Continue reading

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A Book Cover For A Friend

Today I have covered a notebook for a friend who is going travelling to New Zealand soon. It is made from recycled denim, some of which has been bleached and part of an old shirt. I have even incorporated a … Continue reading

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Coming Along Nicely

I have finally overcome my ( and my sewing machines) phobia of free machine embroidery and got to grips with completing my loose fabric collage image that I created in last weeks workshop. It just needs a few finishing touches … Continue reading

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Deborah O’Hare Workshop

Today, I went to a workshop run by Textile Artist Deborah O’Hare. It was focused on using recycled material to make a book wrap. It is a great way to use all sorts of materials such as spare bits of … Continue reading

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