This embroidery machine is the BEE'S KNEES! And a texturing tip.

This embroidery machine is the BEE'S KNEES! And a texturing tip.

Like a new box of crayons or a new pair of saddle shoes, this 6 needle machine is the bomb! Having a large sewing field and 6 colors loaded makes for tremendous versatility in the design studio. And just look at the thing go!

   When making embroidery art, placement is not always done in the usual  traditional  sense. I just decide about where I want an image and set the frame in that location. When doing multiple designs on one item, a soap sliver is used to mark the general location. Free motion embroidery and paint can fill gaps.

   Here are some shots of one that I am keeping. Love this texture. Chuckle. Birds are placed randomly and free motion lines are sketched in with a bar of soap. Triple stitching provides texture and I will be trying this on a linen top or dress shortly. The texture adds visual interest and a nice full hand to this solid, lightweight woven cotton.

    When adding texture to fabric, I strongly recommend testing first; preshrink or not, see the effect after washing, etc. If your garment is fitted, texture the fabric before you cut it out unless you just like living an the edge!

Happy sewing!





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