Tag: sewing

Blog, Embroidery

Autumn beckons…

Summer is slipping slowly by and autumn beckons. I’ll miss the summer barbeques and afternoons spent at the beach or in the garden but there is something so alluring about the autumn months and as I do as every season approaches, I think about what there is to look forward to…. turned up collars twinkle lights crunchy leaves underfoot foggy…

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Blog, Embroidery, Fabric and sewing

A little hand embroidery…

Embroidery increasingly occupies my days. There is something so therapeutic about putting little stitches onto fabric. When that fabric is a beautiful soft vintage linen, it’s even better. When that vintage linen is already beautifully embroidered, it’s a dream. Wondering whose hands embroidered this linen all those years ago occupies my thoughts as I add new stitches to the fabric.…

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Tutorials

Appliqué – a tutorial

Appliqué – from the French word appliquer – to apply or fasten. Appliqué is essentially where you fasten one piece of fabric to another – you can use a variety of different methods. Today I’m looking at raw edge appliqué and the way of doing it I’m showing you now achieves a look similar to free motion embroidery, where you drop…

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