Blackwork

Blackwork

Blackwork is also sometimes called Spanish Blackwork.  We believe that Katherine of Aragon introduced this form of embroidery to the English court when she married King Henry VIII.  Blackwork commonly uses only black thread, but gold thread was also used during the early period. It is very interesting that an Act of Parliament in 1553 […]

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lavender sachets

Making Lavender Sachets

Lavender sachets are perfect for your linen drawer, delicates and gifting with a quilt.  It is very simple to make, and the kids can join in.  This is also a great way to teach future quilters how to sew a straight line.  You will be churning out dozens of these, so make sure you have […]

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How to make your own notebook covers

We are already in October, and I am sure a lot of us are busy with handmade Christmas gifts, right?  Something simple to make, and reusable, are notebook covers.  I love having a special notebook cover, and I change them regularly – something along the lines of one in the wash, one in the cupboard […]

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Buying and storing files

Buying and storing files from a website can be a little daunting, especially if you are used to getting a cd and transferring designs to your machine in this way.  Unfortunately, technology is not standing still, and with change comes new challenges.  CD drives will soon be history, as new machines don’t have space for […]

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Colour theory for quilters

The choice and combination of colours and prints on quilt fabric can make or break your quilt. To make this a bit easier to understand, we first need to take a look at colour theory. When it comes to colour, the best advice that can be given to any quilter is to use colours that […]

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Heatwaves and other waves

We are experiencing a massive heatwave in the country at the moment. It is simply too hot to be anywhere that is not air conditioned or in the pool! My sewing room does not fall into either category and thus I am not doing anything new in there. I started an impromptu quilt top, and […]

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Lavender Quilting

Welcome to Lavender Quilting.  I have over 10 years experience in machine embroidery design and quilting, and many more in sewing.  I started making my own clothes when I was 10 using my mother’s Elna! I have a full time job in the corporate world, and digitizing embroidery designs, quilting and sewing are my hobbies. […]

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