I treated myself to a new Brother sewing machine recently as I wanted to get into more freestyle work. I bought a quilting (darning) foot for it lowered the feed dogs and had great fun today sewing circular patterns...its addictive.
Finished blue book cover
I have found some thread called sulky which has variegated colours in it and is ideal for adding different colours and dimension to a piece. The background is burnt layers of chiffon, old sarongs etc as mentioned in an earlier post. On top of the sulky thread I have used a mixture of metallic copper and silver threads..its great as they didnt break at all..with my old machine they used to break all the time..so very pleased