Category Archives: Machine embroidery

Fabric Christmas Postcard Workshop

I recently ran another fabric Christmas postcard workshop for Carol at Sew Lovely Makery in Barry and what a lovely day it was. Once the outline of how to make them was given there was no stopping those involved! There … Continue reading

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Sew Lovely with Carol Bartlett!

Today, I spent yet another lovely day with the very talented Carol Bartlett to create a stitched picture of Barry Island Beach Huts from a photograph that I took last year. A special picture because it brings back memories of … Continue reading

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The Heat Is On!

Travels to hot climes and a mini heatwave in this country has meant that there has been little activity in my sewing room of late. But there are one or two things that I have completed…… Another page of my … Continue reading

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Bondaweb Landscapes with Carol Bartlett

Today I spent a very enjoyable day with the lovely Carol Bartlett at Sew Lovely Makery. It was a play day to experiment with painted bondaweb to make a lampshade. The plan was to create a background fabric which could … Continue reading

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Bookcovers

I have been busy using up scraps and pieces of fabric that I have created then stored in the cupboard for a later date and I am quite pleased with the results! The fabric for the first book has been … Continue reading

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Christmas Greetings…

Christmas is looming and there are too many projects waiting to be finished ….but you just have to go with the flow. So, I have been busy making fabric Christmas postcards – partly because I love making them and also … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Centenary of the Women’s Vote

Although I am working to a deadline to get work finished for the Swansea Festival of Stitch I have been distracted by an urge to create a fabric collage to celebrate the 100 years of the women’s vote. And, today … Continue reading

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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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