Samantha Pope Creations

Textile Artist

Published Articles

"Endless Vine Scarf"

Yarn magazine issue 36

December 2014

Knitted iCord with crochet cups and gum-nuts pattern instructions.

"Needle Felted Art Book Cover"

Embellish magazine volume 4 issue 19

September 2014

Needle felted appliqué with wool pre-felts and freehand machine embroidery.

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"Creating Texture without thread" Quilting Arts In Stitches no 7, digital magazine

July 2012

Needle felting techniques on net, silk and cords with embroidery and embellishments. Included video. available as a download for your tablet from the App store.

"Look at my Old Jumper Now!"

2012 - Machine Embroidery and Textile Art

Volume 19 no 2 -  July

How to make a knitted jumper into a tote or hand bag using needle felting


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"Bobbinwork Technical"

2012 - Machine Embroidery and Textile Art

Volume 19 no 1 -  June 

Bobbin work freehand machine embroidery techniques

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"Cosy Cuppa Covers"

2012 - Machine Embroidery and Textile Art

Volume 18 no 12 May

Insulated embroidered and patchwork covers for take away cups, travel mugs & coffee cups.



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"The Secret Garden" 

2012 Machine Embroidery and Textile Art

Volume 18 no 11 - April 

Padded bra embroidered and covered with heat treated organza, suffice puffs and beading.




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"Christmas Tree wall hanging"

2011 Machine Embroidery and Textile Art  Volume 18 no 6 - December

Raw applique strip tree. Angelina fibre stitched baubles and needle felted tinsel. Wall hanging designed with skirt that sits on the floor for the presents.


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"Tulip Time"

2011 Machine Embroidery and Textile Art. Volume 18 no 4 - October

Texture magic shrinking fabric used on silk panels with freehand machine embroidery


# 1 issue available

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"Outback Wine Carrier"

2011 Machine Embroidery and Textile Art

Volume 18 no 3 - September

Based on the traditional Aussie outhouse, this is an insulated wine bottle carrier. Featuring painted and corded corrugated iron in lame' & freehand machine embroidery on water soluble stabiliser.

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"Brighten Up a Winters Day"

2011 Machine Embroidery and Textile Art 

Volume 17 no 12 - June 

3 different jacket techniques

Needle felting on wool boucle.

Needle felting, applique and freehand machine embroidery on wool.

Freehand machine embroidered lace overlay on double breasted jacket.

# 3 issues available

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"Embellished Tote Bag"

2011 Embellish Issue No 6 - June 

Needle felted Texturised synthetic fabrics and freehand machine embroidery.

available from publisher as download

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"Textile Magic Skirt" 

2011 Embellish Issue No 6 - June 

Textile Magic is a fabric that shrinks 30% when steamed. This project explains how to use it with patterned cotton fabrics and freehand bobbin work to make panels for a skirt or table runner.





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"Up Cycle"

2011 Machine Embroidery and Textile Art

Volume 17 no 11 - May 

Use white and coloured plastic carry bags ironed together to create a new fabric suitable for embroidery.

Make up bags with zipper closure.


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"Encrusted Brooch"

2011 Down Under Textiles 

Issue No 4 - March

Needle felted organza on stiffened felt base with beading and embroidery

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"Lost Bags - Never"

2011 Machine Embroidery and Textile Art

Volume 17 no 8 - March 

Layers of paper and plastic to create dimension appliquéd scene tags.



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"Chinese Character Bag"

2010 Felt Issue No 4 - Dec 

Needle felted texturised Chinese brocade, bobbin work embroidery and 3D flowers.


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"Swirling Snowflakes"

2010 Machine Embroidery and Textile Art

Volume 17 no 5 - November

Painted Lutradur, sequin lace with bobbin work embroidery and sculptured with a soldering iron.



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"Halloween Dress-up"

2010 Machine Embroidery and Textile Art

Volume 17 no 4 - October

Silk bustia with overlays of needle felted yarn on net and freeman bobbin work embroidery.




# 1 issue available

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"Vintage Kimono Necklace"

2010 Machine Embroidery and Textile Art

Volume 17 no 3 - September

3D padded silk kimono petals, freehand machine embroidered leaves on water-soluble stabiliser.


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"Door Stop Critters"

2010 Machine Embroidery and Textile Art

Volume 17 no 2 - August

Painted Vlisofix used to create patterned texture on cat and dog door stops.



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"Portrait Pets"

2010 Machine Embroidery and Textile Art

Volume 17 no 1 - July

Photo printed onto fabric and thread painted with freehand machine embroidery. Padded laptop case. # 2 issues available 

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"Sunflower Tote Bag"

2010 Felt 

Issue No 3 - June

Needle felted wool fibre petals made on net, dribbled yarn lace background with freehand machine embroidery.








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"Bright & Cheerful"

2010 Machine Embroidery and Textile Art

Volume 16 no 10 - May 

Round cork boards covered in striped patchwork fabric, on patchwork wall hanging.

# 1 issue available 

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"Yarn Collage Reversible Hat"

2010 Embellish 

Issue No 1 - March 

Fabric created from knitting yarns needle felted onto a net backing and freehand machine embroidered.


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"Silk Leaves Necklace"

2010 Down Under Textiles 

Issue No 1 - February

Dyed silk velvet, needle felted with silk fibres, freehand machine embroidery. Stitched cord with wire & beading.

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“Our Special Memories” 

2010  Machine Embroidery and Textile Art

Volume 16 no 6 - January

Fabric made with tissue paper and PVA covering a wooden collage frame.




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"Pretty Xmas Baubles"

2009 Machine Embroidery and Textile Art

Volume 16 no 5 - December

Painted Viva paper towel with freehand machine embroidery, sculptured into flowers and stitched to a glass bauble with beading.



# 2 issues available

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"Wool & Silk"

2009 Machine Embroidery and Textile Art

Volume 16 no 4 - November

Wool and silk fabric, made into a loose jacket with needle felting and embroidered then dyed purple.




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"Sculptured Flowers"

2009 Machine Embroidery and Textile Art

Volume 16 no 3 - October

Freehand machine embroidery on sinamay fabric, bobbin work with 12ply knitting yarn, beaded and padded stamens.


# 2 issues available

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"Lets Party"

Machine Embroidery and Textile Art

2008 Volume 15 no 2 - December

Freehand machine bobbin work embroidery on raw edge strip patchwork.


# 2 issues available

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"Felted & Bejewelled"

2009 Machine Embroidery and Textile Art

Volume 15 no 9 - June

Fabric created from needle felted knitting yarn on a base of net with freehand machine embroidery and bobbin work.

# 3 issues available

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"Designer Dog Coats"

2009 Machine Embroidery and Textile Art

Volume 15 no 7 - April 

Needle felted wool fibre on wool blanketing with freehand machine embroidery.

# 3 issues available

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"Princess Castle Tent"

2009 Machine Embroidery and Textile Art

Volume 15 no 5 - February 

Tent made with 2 hula hoops can be suspended from tree/celing. Roll up door, tulip flower design and embroidered bunting.




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"Gum Nut Lariat"

2009 - Machine Embroidery and Textile Art

Volume 15 no 3 - January 

A sumptuous silk creation that can be worn as a necklace, belt or necktie, this is a versatile piece of wearable art.




# 1 issues available

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“Painting with Yarn”  

2008/9 Quilting Arts magazine

Issue No 36 - Dec/Jan 

Needle felting yarns into a new fabric using a net base.




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“Christmas Bauble Cards”

2008 Machine Embroidery and Textile Art  Volume 15 no 2 - December

Machine embroidery on Sizoflor that has been distorted with heat. Scrapbook paper collage with machine  embroidery.


# 1 issues available

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"My Family Tree"

2008 Machine Embroidery and Textile Art

Volume 14 no 12 - October

Heat treated organza leaves on appliquéd tree with fabric printed photos

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“Water with Style”

2008 Machine Embroidery and Textile Art  Volume 14 no 10 - August

Raw edge patchwork makes the base fabric for embellishment with bobbin work freehand machine embroidery, laser cut felt and paper pattern appliqué.


# 6 issues available 

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“Headwarmers”

Machine Embroidery and Textile Art

2008 Volume 14 no 9 - July 

Needle felted wool blanket fabric embellished with wool fibres to make reversible hats







# 3 issues available 

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“Beaded Photo Album”

2008 Handmade Magazine 

Volume 25 no 11 - July 

This patchwork star cover is made using a paper piecing technique.






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“Redesigning the Green Bag”

2008 Machine Embroidery and Textile Art  Volume 14 no 7 - June 
Create new art shopping bags using the eco fabric bags available at the supermarket. Add appliqué, embroidery and 3D flowers.
# 1 issues available
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“Earth, Air, Fire & Water”

2008 Machine Embroidery and Textile Art  Volume 14 no 6 - April 

Needle felted collage cards with freehand machine embroidery and embellishments.





# 6 issues available

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“Let’s make Circles” 

2008 Machine Embroidery and Textile Art  Volume 14 no 4 - February

Circles of fabric sewn onto a water soluble stabiliser base are joined with lots of connecting stitches.






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"Ring Tone Bling"           

2007 Machine Embroidery and Textile Art

Volume 13 no 12 - November

Reverse applique, raw edge fabric collage and UV reactive threads are used to create 3 different pouches for you phone.



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“Citrus Swirl”  

2007 Machine Embroidery and Textile Art  Volume 13 no 8 - June 

Needle felted wool felbi with wool and silk fibres embellishing the surface. No machine sewing. 






# 4 issues available

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