Friday, 26 July 2013
Straight Stitch Machine Embroidery
The blanket stitch is done by hand, but the radiating lines in yellow and dark purple are done on the Singer 15K hand machine. I have been having a few problems with the purple thread getting twisted around the take up lever, which can then make the thread twist itself around the needle. If I don't spot it in time the thread snaps. Very annoying. The purple is cotton 50. The yellow, however, which is from an ancient reel of Sylko cotton 40, is behaving itself perfectly. I had a moan about this problem a little while ago.
Anyway, I have just about finished this bit of stitched detail and am pleased with the result. The colours are working well together.
This is all I am showing for now. This is a detail of the doll quilt that I am making for Diane, my partner on the Doll Quilters' Monthly Swap. It should be finished in a few days' time and ready to put in an envelope for a long flight to Minnesota.
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