Tag Archives: free machine embroidery

By the Sea

It seems an age since I have posted anything on the blog so I thought today would have to be the day that I shared my current work in progress. Inspired by recent visits to the beach and painting fabric … Continue reading

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Stencilling and Machine Embroidery

I have recently been busy dyeing fabric, stencilling and practising my free machine embroidery and below are some of the results This panel was indigo dyed and then stamped before I stencilled the flowers on using a freezer paper stencil. … 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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A Postcard from New Zealand

Inspired by a recent trip to New Zealand I decided it was time to pull out all the samples of fabics that I jave painted, printed or dyed over the last couple of years to use them to make a … Continue reading

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Celebrating 150 Years of Alice in Wonderland

I seem to have been on a roll making wallhangings recently. This latest one of White Rabbit was started when I got frustrated with my WW1 Commemorative quilt, which I did eventually finish. I have used a loose fabric collage … Continue reading

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Creating Fairy Shoes

Yesterday I learnt how to make fairy shoes! Not the most useful accessory you might say but it was a lovely day with friends creating tiny shoes for those little fairies that live at the bottom of the garden. I … Continue reading

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Book Covers

Along with a few other people I have recently been busy making book covers. I made this one to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Alice in Wonderland. I have used the loose fabric collage technique to make White Rabbit. I … 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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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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