You might know that needlework and embroidery were among the most popular relaxations enjoyed by the Victorian ladies - and why should this have changed? Especially, when we have such great tools today! I hope you will enjoy browsing this web site and be inspired.
Alphabets and Monograms
Our stunning alphabets are used by some of the world's leading linen companies:
Letter from the Paris Alphabet
Letter from the Vintage Alphabet
Letter from the Margareta Alphabet
Letters from the Splendor Alphabet
Letter from the Vintage Alphabet
Letter from the Rose Alphabet
Vera's stunning custom monogram for a quilt - from Australia
|Monogrammed pinafore dress by Debra from Myrtle Beach - very Chanel!||Lovely monogrammed garden flag also made by Debra from Myrtle Beach.|
A few examples on
how you could use letters to form monograms:
* First name and surname: John Smith = JS
* First names: Ella Rose = ER
* Couple's first names: Carol & Martin = CM
* Family: Smith = S or intertwined SS
Designs for Variegated Threads
|Blouse with butterfly from Sandra from WIS||Parrot: 2 variegated, 2 metallic and 1 plain thread.||
Floral Wine Bottle Apron made by Cherie.
|Try this rooster design for free - click here to download.||Stitched with purple, fuchsia variegated and gold metallic threads|
|Parrot stitched with 3 variegated threads and gold.|
The Wings Collection
|Sandi's lovely quilt.||Detail from the same.|
|#1 stitched with 3 different variegated threads and gold metallic.||#2 stitched with 3 different variegated threads and gold metallic.||From a pillow case||From a pillow case||Stitched with Natesh thread: 532,518,524 and brown.|
|A detail from Beverly's stunning jacket||Katherine's lovely sweater||Catherine's beautiful shirt||Elaine's jacket||Sue Justus from Hot Springs, AR. has created this lovely outfit!|
|Stitched with Natesh: 573,565, 537 and red metallic.||Stitched with 2 variegated threads in yellow tones and gold metallic.||Detail from Catherine's shirt.||Carmen has stitched these feathers using the free sample.||Free Sample - click on the image to download.|
Grandparent Collection and Bees Collection
Lovely Burp Cloths and cards made by Joanne.
Barbara George from Salem, SC has created this lovely bee quilt for bee farming friends!
The Rose Delight Collection
A silk Shantung christening dress featuring designs from the Rose Delight collection.
The Snowflake Collection
Have a look at Sandé's gorgeous snowflake jacket project!
Bonnie Pool from Veneta, Oregon has made this stunning quilt. It was quilted with the star designs from the quilting collection #4.
Baby "Bugs" Quilt and a Butterfly Quilt
16 square block bug baby quilt
|Ella on her favourite quilt||
Nora Say's St. Jude Quilt of Dreams.
|Detail of the same||
Lovely burp cloth from Regina.
|Donna's gifts||Donna's gifts||Melissa's gift!||Melissa's gifts!||Melissa's gifts!|
Sharon from AZ has made this stunning "Wings" quilt for her grandmother. Thank you Sharon for sharing your project!
The designs can be found here!
"New shoes and nothing to wear"
That's how this dress project started and it turned out just wonderful and matched the new beige Jimmy Choo slingbacks perfectly!
Please click the images for a larger view!
The dress project designs can be found here.
SEWING & EMBROIDERING TIPS
* When embroidering an applique design with dark fabric it is easier to use a contrasting coloured thread for the tacking line (in NPE designs it is usually colour #2) as this is the line you cut along and it will be much easier to see. I recently made some beautiful appliques in dark navy with dark navy thread - when it was time to trim the fabric, the takcing line was a nightmare to see!
Please send pictures of your projects made using designs from Needle Passion Embroidery - they would be much appreciated! Or please send in your favourite tips.
A warm THANK YOU is extended to everyone who has contributed with pictures & projects for this page!
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Kyllikki 1939 - 1989
I hope there are sewing machines and computers in heaven as well - I so wish that you could have seen this! Always missing you, Tiina