Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Debra Dee Designs

As I journey on my quest to seek out the good things of life I have come across some very talented people who fight the odds of illness to accomplish marvelous pieces of creativity.  I've always known they must be out there,  and I'm enjoying seeing their work.

One of the reasons I started MEcuperate was to have a place where people could show what they have created,  so I was over the moon when I was sent a private message by a lovely lady who wanted to share her free motion embroidery hoop art.  Debbie,  of Debra-Dee Designs began her craft at the end of 2012. She had been inspired a couple of years earlier when she watched a Kirsty Allsop program on the TV. She was unable to take it up then due to carpal tunnel syndrome and lack of sewing machine,  but thanks to new medicine that eased her symptoms and a letter to Santa it meant she was able to give it a try.  Her business grew and she also sells some to raise money for Invest in ME. A wonderful cause!

I felt great admiration for Debbie as I read her story and I had never heard of free motion embroidery before. When I looked at her creations I knew I wanted to write about them. I learned that free motion embroidery is a technique on a sewing machine where you use a free hand motion to form your designs, whilst the fabric is secured in a embroidery hoop.
This technique means that the possibilities of designs are endless. Enabling you to design whatever your creative mind wants. (Keep checking back to MEcuperate, or follow me on Facebook or Twitter, as I'm working on a post to explain more about this with links to useful sites and "expert tips").
I'm a big fan of Debbie's work, I love the patterned material she uses and how she puts it together.  I love how the designs and stitching are so intricate, neat and bespoke,  so each one is different. I think items like these really brighten the home and personalise it.  They turn your house into a home.

Have a look and 'like' Debra-Dee Designs Facebook Page to see more of her work and here's the link to her feature on Lets do it for ME website to read more of her story.