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Beautiful machine embroidery designs for home embroiderers. All their designes are created with Marathon machine embroidery threads.



Elsa Designs
Beautiful machine embroidery designs for home embroiderers.  All their designs are created with Marathon machine embroidery threads. 



'Sweet pea machine embroidery designs' specialises in 'in the hoop'designs. They sell designs for fsl earrings, bags and purses, machine cross stitch, stuffed toys and dolls, christmas, baby goods, bibs, redwork and quilting.  Please join their mailing list to receive freebies.           



Beautiful freestanding lace embroidery designs and cutwork lace designs for home embroiderers.   You will find classic machine embroidery, lace embroidery in cutwork, freestanding lace, Battenberg and  crochet lace techniques as well as machine cross stitch embroidery designs here. 
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Embroidery Library 
Great website that covers embriderying on just about everything.