Monthly Archives: November 2016

The Nutcracker Table Runner ‘in the hoop’ machine embroidery design

Our Nutcracker video   The Nutcracker Story “The Nutcracker and the King of Mice” wasย  written by E.T.A. Hoffman. It has been adapted for the stage and is now a world famous ballet “the NutCracker Ballet”. Although the ballet is … Continue reading

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History of Thanksgiving

It’s the festive season and its opportunity to celebrate with family and companions. Thanksgiving is coming up and Sweet Pea thought it would be enjoyable to peruse up on the historical backdrop of Thanksgiving. We know our American and Canadian … Continue reading

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2016 Sweet Pea Christmas Sew-a-long Winners

Thank you to everyone who participated in our first ever Christmas Sew-a-Long. We are blown away by the interest in this sew-a-long and have loved the enthusiasm everyone has shown. We will be having regular sew-a-longs as we believe it … Continue reading

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Machine embroidery, using heat to tidy stray fibres.

Now we don’t usually recommend playing with fire or heat but it is a sure fire (pardon the pun) way to get rid of those pesky stray fibres that seem to hang about on a completely made in the hoop … Continue reading

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Quick and Easy Christmas Machine Embroidery Designs made ‘in the hoop’

In a blink of an eye Christmas 2016 will be upon us. If you haven’t already started thinking about decorations for your home or even some lovely personalised Christmas gifts ,Sweet Pea’s range of Machine Embroidery Designs will make your … Continue reading

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Using Mylar in machine embroidery

What is Mylar Mylar is the trademarked name of a Du Pont product. Mylar is a very strong polyester film that was developed in the 1950s. It is because of this superior strength, heat resistance, and excellent insulating properties that … Continue reading

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History of the Advent Calendar

  Adventย is the season of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of Christmas. Why not buy, or even better, create your very own Advent calendar this season.ย  The tradition of opening up little numbered doors to reveal an image, … Continue reading

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