I've been experimenting with the Janome Horizon Link software. I've never tried to use it before, but the recent update includes the ability to use the fancy stitches in circles. I don't like to waste test stitchouts so here is a pair of coasters made
Secret Sisters have had the information about who to send their gift to for a couple of days, so I know there will be much scratching of heads. Whether you are taking part or not, please fill this thread with gift suggestions which fit the criteria
Can someone explain BX fonts to me please? Are they just an alphabet which can be used from a keyboard, (ie one size) or are they are a word processable font? The interchangeable use of "alphabet" and "font" is so confusing!
A bit early, but for various reasons it is time to start the Secret Santa ball rolling. If you wish to take part, please send an email to cutesecretsanta(at)yahoo(dot)com and in a couple of weeks I'll tell you more!
Here are some pictures from my recent trip around a couple of folk festivals. I love to collect pictures of the Morris costumes - particularly when they are English Paper Pieced. The video is of Mike and I with a group of people we had been teaching ov
Just finished! English Paper Pieced with a fleece backing folded to the front to form the binding. I used a fancy stitch on my sewing machine through the layers to emphasise the stripes. The hand stitching keeps me sane when I am away from home!
I've been AWOL for a few days - Mike and I have been playing at a folk festival. The long picture is our ukulele band playing on stage - they are nearly all people we have taught, many of them couldn't play before Friday! There may be a video at some st
I hestitated where to put this because it is embroidered by hand! The photograph was printed in draft quality onto cotton fabric which had been treated with Bubble Jet 2000 and ironed onto freezer paper. I then doodled with a needle and thread to give
UPDATED I hope this explains the truly secret secret sister project! Everyone who took part sent me an embroidered square and a print square and I put them together for our Dennis. It was delivered today and here he is with it. I've j
TIP. How many times have you carefully put a ribbon into an ITH felt item and then cut it off at the last stage? I came up with a plan today. I stitched the placement outline on tear away stabiliser and then added the ribbons. I covered that with anoth
My Facebook group "Engineered in Stitches" now has over 1200 members and has raised over £1000 for the charity. Not bad in 6 months! I know a lot of people don't want to have anything to do with Facebook. Actually, I am one of you! I never post or