by Sharon on Apr 20th 2014

  Australian  LightHorse  a piece of Australian History going back to World War 1 – also made famous in  two popular movies.  (Light horse were like mounted infantry) However at   Gallipoli,  the light horse served dismounted.       Glenn...

by Sharon on Apr 18th 2014

Joyce Jagger, The Embroidery Coach – a real honour, she said. The announcment was in the Stitches Magazine.  “Power 75″  Hard work pays off for Joyce Jagger.       Joyce Jagger, The Embroidery Coach commented on the recognition:...

by Sharon on Apr 14th 2014

Embroidery and sewing who would of thought, an embroidery machine comes complete with a computer on the side, and is able to tell the operator which colour embroidery threads to use. After sales help is essential from the Sewing Shops -   Classes to make sure...

by Sharon on Apr 13th 2014

 Fabrics in Paradise Have you been to Bali and brought back some of the beautiful Batik Fabrics – I have,  but never put much thought into how it is made or the origins. Truly talented makers of these fabrics. Walk into any quilt shop and you will be visually bombarded by shelf after shelf of fabric, in rainbow of colour...

by Sharon on Apr 9th 2014

Husqvarna Viking, have also recently released their new Machines. Designer Topaz 25 sewing and embroidry machine – great for the home sewer with the two features.       HUSQVARNA VIKING, a global leader in the sewing industry, today announced it has expanded two of its most distinguished product lines with the...

by Sharon on Apr 7th 2014

My Little Beach Bag This is a cute quirky little bag that will brighten up your teenagers day when off to the beach or pool. With the warm weather still here in Autumn we have the opportunity to head to the beach. This bright little bag is perfect for carrying...

by Sharon on Apr 6th 2014

Pfaff New Embroidery machine has been released -  Creative 4.5  Pfaff Quilt Ambition with two functions enabling  you to do straight sewing and Embroidery, making it easier to create your projects.   PFAFF, a leading global brand of premier sewing, embroidery...

by Sharon on Apr 3rd 2014

Quilts are my passion, I always have ideas floating around in my head. I have been thinking about making an “Irish in Chicago Quilt”. The Quilt is not finished yet but will depict the Chicago river dyed green for St Patrick’s  Weekend Celebrations.   I...

by Sharon on Apr 2nd 2014

Threads of Friendship – Embroidery Retreat     Helen Cook and Jane Grove held an embroidery retreat called – “Threads of Friendship”, at the Grand Chancellor Resort, Palm Cove, North Qld (Australia) in March 2014. Thirty Ladies came together to complete 5 machine embroidery project at the retreat. ...

by Sharon on Mar 31st 2014

What to make for the Sports Mad Male What do you make for that sports mad young man in your life??  Boys are not into flowers and fairy’s, coming up with idea’s is a little harder. This terrific Quillow (pillow quilt) and Cushion fits the bill perfectly...

by Sharon on Mar 30th 2014

With Supanova here on the Gold Coast in  April-  time for some designs for the  teenager. –Anime popular with the young ones – Glenn Harris has a teenage daughter and he has done quite a selection of Anime Embroidery Designs, with her in mind. Also our...

by Sharon on Mar 28th 2014

This beautiful quilt was made by Hedy from Ipswich Multicultural  Projects in  Ipswich. Hedy holds craft classes in Ipswich and lots of Events in Queens Park  to help newcomers to the area to get to know others. The group holds fundraises to help families that have just immigrated to Australia. Their Multicultural evenings bring...

by Sharon on Mar 25th 2014

The Machine Embroidery Singer Young Designer Challenger will showcase the amazing talent of young, up-and-coming designers. The Challenge is open to all secondary students in Australia whose textile work features machine embellishment. The work can be anything...

by Sharon on Mar 22nd 2014

The Golden Temple – Wall Hanging             Kiran Toor was inspired to create her major HSC project after visiting India approximately three years ago. Kiran, who attended Grafton High School in NSW (Australia), felt that such a major project needed to reflect who she is and where she had come from, and also...

by Sharon on Mar 19th 2014

Look stunning on the beach this summer in this beautiful ensemble with its delicate butterflies and cherry blossoms. Although this project was designed with young woman in mind, the same techniques could be used on any style of swimming costume and with a longer...

by Sharon on Mar 16th 2014

Bruge Embroidery – handmade Sarees   Intricate designs on delicate lace capture your attention when you walk into the hall at the Little Flower Convent. Extraordinary embroidery on lace and stitch patterns that are most often unseen in the usual fabrics display the skill and workmanship involved in creating these beautiful pieces...