Thursday, 7 October 2010

Experimental pieces for Angie's class - 2

I used the applique sample to try out ways of adding the detail to each section.
Right - free machine stitches made to cross the fabric - 3 strand embroidery thread as stem stitch and as long stitch. I like the effect that this stitch creates but will need to applique the shape in place first.
Middle - Ordinary machine stitch across the fabric - glass beads and single strand embroidery thread detail. I want to try this again replacing the beads with the free machine zig-zag used in the right sample which is more effective than the beads.
Left - Couched textured threads. Too heavy, need to try with a narrower thread.

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