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Free motion embroidery

Sara-S

Re: Free motion embroidery
« Reply #30 on: November 27, 2019, 13:02:02 PM »
My latest work is embellishing my quilt guild apron.  I had trouble keeping it taut in the hoop, despite my best efforts.  It’s polyester and I usually work in cotton. I don’t know if that matters.  The bottom part puckered a bit, but I still like it.
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Sara-S

Re: Free motion embroidery
« Reply #31 on: January 08, 2020, 20:55:28 PM »
My latest was done on thick black wool felt. I’ve never worked with that before, but it worked pretty well.  It was then appliqué onto a tote bag.
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Celia

Re: Free motion embroidery
« Reply #32 on: January 09, 2020, 09:37:19 AM »
Looks great I like embroidering on felt I have used it to make bookmarks in the past

Sara-S

Re: Free motion embroidery
« Reply #33 on: January 09, 2020, 11:52:00 AM »
Looks great I like embroidering on felt I have used it to make bookmarks in the past

Have you done hand or machine embroidery on felt @Celia ?
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Celia

Re: Free motion embroidery
« Reply #34 on: January 09, 2020, 13:59:03 PM »
Both  more machine embroidery lately, I have tried free motion but am still a beginner but I am used to using the embroidery machines

Sara-S

Re: Free motion embroidery
« Reply #35 on: January 09, 2020, 15:31:02 PM »
Sounds neat. I’d love to see some pics. 
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Franki

Re: Free motion embroidery
« Reply #36 on: January 25, 2020, 18:36:03 PM »
I love embroidery but I’m terrible at hand stitching so I decided to have a go at free motion embroidery. I love it. My hand to eye co-ordination could be better, so I often end up with a very wonky bit of stitching!! But by embroidering onto some calico first and then using appliqué to attach it to the garment, I have been very happy with the result. During this practise period I’m searching the house for things to embellish  :)
I decided towels were a good place to start. I did one for Christmas.



Celia

Re: Free motion embroidery
« Reply #37 on: January 25, 2020, 20:40:23 PM »
Well done the towel looks good

Franki

Re: Free motion embroidery
« Reply #38 on: January 26, 2020, 11:41:43 AM »
Well done the towel looks good

Thank you Celia. What is your most recent creation?

justpottering

Re: Free motion embroidery
« Reply #39 on: January 29, 2020, 21:33:44 PM »
I have two FME's on the go at the moment, one small and one large, both 'flower' based because I love that. I am using them for practice more than anything because what I want to build up to is a seascape, I had a book for Christmas with some amazing ones in and so that is my aim  :)

I don't seem to have time to start and finish something quickly, life gets in the way, but I will get there and when I do I will post the results  :)
JP
Dressmaker - but first......tea

Sara-S

Re: Free motion embroidery
« Reply #40 on: March 02, 2020, 15:22:35 PM »
@justpottering did you ever finish those FME’s?
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justpottering

Re: Free motion embroidery
« Reply #41 on: March 02, 2020, 15:30:31 PM »
@Sara-S The bigger one is coming along nicely but not finished yet I bought some new hoops because the one I was using is scratching my machine, it's finding the time there's been a lot going on here! But I did some today  :)
I drew (copied) the picture it will be daffodils and irises
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JP
Dressmaker - but first......tea

Sara-S

Re: Free motion embroidery
« Reply #42 on: March 12, 2020, 12:49:42 PM »
I’m impressed. That is far more elaborate than anything I have done.
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Sara-S

Re: Free motion embroidery
« Reply #43 on: March 18, 2020, 00:49:09 AM »
My latest is a wall-hanging for Easter.
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Renegade Sewist

Re: Free motion embroidery
« Reply #44 on: March 18, 2020, 02:01:18 AM »
Cute and silly. Perfect this year.  ;)