Tuesday, 1 December 2020

Up coming course on creating my Stumpwork and Goldwork Beetles


Have you ever wanted to create my Stumpwork Beetles. Now is your chance, I am creating an online video course so that you can see how to create these wonderful little creatures, in both Stumpwork and Goldwork techniques.

Topics covered will be all the stitches needed to create them, as well as techniques, creating the wings, body and suggestions on where to mount them.

The types of wing embellishment covered will be Beading, Long and Short stitch, or combining both. Goldwork techniques on embellishing them, couching fancy threads and wires to wings, using various techniques, including brick stitch, padding and chipping just to name a few.

Body creation, different types of legs and antennae. As well as putting it all together.

Suggestions on how to display your creations once create will also be offered.  Watch the video for a little more info.

Email me to be put on the registration list, and further info will be sent to you in the new year regarding where to register.

Thursday, 26 November 2020

Stumpwork Class with Jane Nicolas

 One of the items I had on my bucket list was to attend a class with Embroider Jane Nicolas. I was on the waiting list to do her class at BATB this year, but due to COVID, it was cancelled. Jane rescheduled it at her home town and I was able to attend, was I over the moon.

Her class didn't disappoint and I got to embroider with a friend too. Here is my finished worked and some close ups.

Monday, 18 May 2020

Version 3 - Arlene's Crafts Embroidery App - In the App Store

Hello all dear people,

Keeping you up to date, the version 3 of the Embroidery App is live in the App store. If you have a purchased copy it will update to a purchased version automatically, if not, please let me know.

I have also been working on the next three Apps, Stumpwork, Goldwork, and Crazy Quilting.

Here are two of the three Icons for the new apps. I hope they don't take me as long to create as the Silk Ribbon Embroidery one.

The links for the Embroidery App - Version 3 and the Silk Ribbon Embroidery App, are on the side of this blog.

Any problems, please let us know.  Just remember they are for Apple iPhone, iPads and iPods.


Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Silk Ribbon Embroidery App has been released

After 4 years in the making, many many hours of coding, creating, photographing, writing and stitching, Testing it is finally finished.
Available in the app store, just search for Silk and you will find it.

Happy stitching.

Tuesday, 28 April 2020

A new App and an update

Hi All,

Sorry I haven't been on here for a while, but have been busy trekking the Victorian country side, and working on the new Silk Ribbon Embroidery App.  They are currently being tested and hopefully will be released in the next couple of weeks. Watch this space, or on the Facebook page and we are now on instragram.

The Update to the embroidery App - Version 3 will have 2 new projects, 9 new stitches and new useful Tips. We will also be introducing you to a new technique, Blackwork, this is a wonderful little project to create a unique needle case.

 The new Silk Ribbon Embroidery App will introduce you to the wonderful craft that will help you create some wonderful projects. The projects are also available in the Etsy Shop.  The new app will have a small cost, but everything within the App is FREE. 8 projects - 6 mini projects and 2 more complex like this stunning embroidered bookmark. The App will also show you how to dye your own ribbon, threads and fabric to create the same delicate colours.

 Within the App is a project to make one of these hearts, the rest are available in the Etsy store.
 Here are two of the mini projects, these delicate and stunning Fuchsia's and 
 A basket full of rambling roses. 
There are many stitches, and useful tips for you to explore and some embroidery stitches to help you complete the projects.  Watch this space for the release date.

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Christmas Stitching

When I was looking for ideas for people for my 12 Days of Christmas Wall Hanging, I came across the wonderful Larrisa's creations. Her Twelve Days of Christmas Ornament series were just perfect for what I wanted. You can see her blog here.

As an added bonus I have a link on her blog for creating and selling the faces. I may consider making the odd one or two for commissions if asked. 

As you all know I love creating Christmas ornaments for my family and friends for Christmas, so I've been busy the last couple of months creating quiet a few.  I've added a few alterations to suit the person they are gifted too, adding initials, dates, and special accessories.  (picture heavy).

What I do enjoy about creating them is that it's my first time working with wool blend felt. So much better than using acrylic felt.

I've also been creating little ginger bread houses to hold little Christmas gifts from my friends.

Friday, 5 April 2019

Revising an old favourite - 3D Butterfly

Hi all,
If you want to learn how to do 3D embroidery, here's a great place to start.


Go to the link and download my FREE 3D Butterfly tutorial.

Plus the stitches to help you create this beauty.
Basic Stitch Download: https://app.box.com/s/huzsa0hqhzhjblbcew6j
Intermediate Stitch Download: https://app.box.com/s/7uzmrxcz7kqmq3zmzqiy
Advance Stitch Download: https://app.box.com/s/x9be19f80vhs48tchiej


Wednesday, 30 January 2019

New project for the year - Advent GingerBread houses

Not that I really need another project to work on, but just felt I really wanted to do these. 25 Advent gingerbread houses. Big enough to add a small gift. The measure 3 1/2 wide, 5 high, 1 inch deep.

Each house will be different, but I thought I'd get all the roofs finished.

The Merry Christmas will be between the bigger houses. They will incorporate some goldwork and beading on them.

 One house is finished, but think the design for each will vary. The Merry Christmas are half made.

There just stuck together at the moment, still need to stitch.

Friday, 28 December 2018

Beetle tutorials - now available for sale

Hi All, yes long time no see.

My goldwork and beadwork beetles are now available in my Etsy shop as a tutorial download.

I have also released my Goldwork Crazy Quilted Tree skirt as a tutorial, which you get the gold work beetle tutorial FREE.

Also you will find the release of some other new projects.
Catch up again soon.