Saturday, 5 December 2009

First attempts at freestyle machine embroidery

Finished purple book cover

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

Freestyle machine embroidery using sulky and metallic threads over chiffon & organza etc


I have used the finished fabric to make address book covers and the edges have hand embroidery..really pleased with the texture of them...I can see myself making some more of these!

6 comments:

Sandy said...

Wow Lorraine your work is amazing. Wonderful and really unique. Love them.

Deborah said...

free machining is something else I keep meaning to try. looks wonderful!

Sid said...

Ohh these are gorgeous Lorraine !

Jackie said...

Wow, this is beautiful!

lisa said...

these are GORGEOUS, now I'm totally inspired...

Anni's Art said...

Lorraine your book cover is so wonderful, all the differents colors, and the sulky thread is prefect to freestyle quilting.