Embellishing

Embellishing

Learn how to embellish your project with a little something special.

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Embellishing
  • Embellishing with Karen Veck

    How to Use the Embellishing machine to good effect
    Karen shows Jennie how quickly and easily a piece of new fabric can be created from waste products with the help of the embellishing machine. No threads needed and the multi-needles just pound away.
    Textile Landscape possibilities
    Once the new fa...

  • Wildflowers with Janet Clare

    Janets design for this little quilt, combines strip pieced Irish chain patchwork with her love of our native wildflowers.  She uses simple tracing, ironing, cutting out, and ironing again to create fused applique.
    The book contains full size templates for all the flowers. With additional drawings...

  • Needle Felting with Maggie Davies

    Maggie has designed several beautiful patterns to use with this technique including an octagonal felt bag which was featured in issue 61 of Fabrications magazine. (Back issues are available directly from Grosvenor Publications 01775 712100.)

    The simple equipment used in this needle felting pro...

  • Fabric Embellishment with Kate Barlow

    Kate loves to use pre-printed fabric designs as her inspiration for her embroidery skills and left over threads.

    This is a great idea for those just beginning embroidery. Indeed, some of the fabrics have a cross stitch design printed.

    In this lovely workshop Kate shares how you can enhance ...

  • Glitter Felt with Gail Penberthy

    Gail started the love affair with glitter felt when she created her Unicorn cushions, but then went on to use it in so many more of her projects.
    The simplest way is  to use it as fused appliqué;  but then Gail thought maybe she could find a way of using the felt, so that the end result wasn’t so...

  • Hand Embellishing/Needlefelting with Jennie & Valerie

    Simple and effective
    Jennie demonstrates how simple and easy it is to use this little hand gadget to produce some really super results.
    Embellish your wardrobe – one the children can do too
    Another one of those techniques that the children can do using scraps of wool/fabric/threads. It is also a ...

  • How to Use Shisha Mirrors with Jamie Malden

    These little pieces of mirror come in a wide range of shapes and sizes and add a little bit of light and glamour to your work.
    Jamie shows how you can start off with the shape as inspiration for your embroidery, which can then evolve with more stitching. The work doesn’t have to remain traditiona...

  • Making Tassels with Jane Czaja

    Jane has a little pink book. She finds it extremely handy for making two sizes of tassels.

    This has been extracted from a longer workshop with Jane Making a Crochet  Bamboozle scarf. And hence the lovely bobbly texture to her tassels.

    Once you know how easy these are to make, you could add ...

  • Twisted Thread Tassels with Gina Ferrari

    Gina has an interest in all aspects of textile art but her passion lies with machine embroidery.

    You can see more of her work on show in the Evolve Evoke Expand exhibition videos: click here for part 1 and here for part 2.

    Also, check out her work on her blog https://www.ginaferrari.blogspo...

  • All you need to Know about Bridging Stitches on your Machine

    Bridge stitching is a great way of alternating patterns by adding a stitch in between.
    In this video, Valerie and Jayne demonstrate how easy it is to programme in these additional stitches on the Janome Memory Craft 9450 QCP.
    Pay special attention at the start of this video for a wonderful projec...

  • Couching Goldwork with Kathleen Laurel-Sage

    Kathleen takes you through all the steps needed to create this lovely design, which also comes as a kit, so you can start straight away.
    In this comprehensive workshop Kathleen shows how to transfer your design onto your fabric and how to load this into your embroidery hoop correctly. She talks y...

  • Artisan Apron Update from Janet Clare

    Janet loves her Artisan Apron which she designed to alert the world around her that she was/is busy working! AND you have a wonderful opportunity to personalise it with embroidery, embellishments, charms and keepsakes.
    This robust fully lined, reversible apron has side seam pockets and a cross ov...

  • World Map with Janet Clare

    A wonderfully simple idea from Janet Clare to create a world map. This uses a layer cake of her own design from Moda fabrics, but you could use your stash.
    The map is created with fused applique. With fabric created from random strips to give a scrappy look to each of the land masses.
    Her pattern...

  • Gluing crystals tip from the Stitch Witch

    Adding Crystals to your patchwork
    Lynette has used the Christmas mix pack (100 crystals in the pkt) and this plus the applicator are availble through the site. The crystals work on most surfaces and once attached, with the heat gun, are permanent and will survive the wash – so you could decorate ...

  • More Going Crazy with Angela Daymond and Paula Doyle

    Angela and Paula continue to share with us their varied approach to producing this classic favourite.  Both enjoy using different threads and stitches. Angela explains (and shows) how the different thicknesses of thread make a difference. You can use  some of these on the sewing machine, others m...

  • Make Labels for your Quilt on your Sewing Machine

    You can create your own labels with the help of the Janome Memory Craft 9450 QCP sewing machine.
    In this video, Jayne and Valerie create boxes and borders for your label.  You’ll also learn how to work out the angles and maths on the machine!
    This video is also part of the #IDidntLikeToAsk Video ...

  • Perfect Machined Buttonholes Every Time

    In this video, Valerie and Jayne teach you how to use the buttonhole making facility on the Janome sewing machine.
    They will show you how to set up the buttonhole foot and the buttonhole lever. They will also show you how to account for larger buttons  – up to 6”.
    It is amazing how easy it is to ...

  • Mini Beads Workshop with Linda Seward

    While in the process of working her way through a wide variety of workshop techniques for her book, the Ultimate Guide to Art Quilting, Linda found herself with a less than perfect drawing – what to do?  Maybe this would be an embellishment opportunity? Well, that is indeed what she managed to do...

  • Automatic Button Sewing. Who Knew?

    Who knew that automatic button sewing could be so easy with the special settings and foot that come with The Memory Craft 9450 QCP sewing machine!
    In this video, Jayne walks you through the complete set up and shares some very useful hints & tips.
    After you watch this, you’ll have no excuse for n...

  • How to Change the Needle on Your Embellishing Machine

    A useful tutorial
    A really useful little tutorial from the queen of embellishers - Myfanwy Hart - textile artist and dyer. She has worked closely with Janome and their embellishing machine.
    About Myfanwy Hart
    Myfanwy studied City & Guilds Creative Embroidery at Woking with Marion Brookes, then...

  • Clear Vinyl Appliqué with Sallieann Harrison

    Sallieann discusses making her quilted cherry tub pattern with window flower appliqué, she uses a cut away method. Also, she demonstrates how to sew 1/4” bias strips to the edge of the viny. And talks about the importance of using tiny stitches and pivoting to create accurate curves. This tub is ...

  • Automatic Machine Embroidery Sashiko Style

    Do you need a separate embroidery machine?
    In this video, Jayne and Valerie demonstrate how to make the beautiful Sashiko style stitch on a Janome embroidery machine.
    Hoop it up, sort the design, press the button and away you go. The machine embroiders on its own so you can carry on working at yo...

  • Thread Painting with Variable Zigzag

    A recurring theme in this video is “Just have a play…see where you go with it.”
    Thread painting with variable zigzag is like free motion embroidery with the machine doing the zigzagging for you.
    In this video, Jayne Brogan and Valerie Nesbitt show you how to use the variable zigzag function on yo...

  • Create Your Own Personal Stitch

    You can now create your own personal stitch with Stitch Composer (software included on a DVD with your Janome sewing machine).
    You can even store each new stitch you create and build your very own personalised stitch library!
    In this video, Jayne Brogan and Valerie Nesbitt walk you through how yo...