Wednesday 26 June 2013

Unit 3 Whip Stitch

26th June 2013

I decided to 'bite the bullet' and try Whip Stitch. I have been telling myself it is only a new stitch, there is nothing to worry about!

I put purple thread on top and red in the bobbin, set my tension to 8, had a little practise on a spare piece of silk fabric then put my silk in the hoop and started.
It was really interesting as the faster I machined,while moving the hoop slowly, the thicker the stitch became and no purple thread visible!
When I machined and moved the hoop fairly quickly the line was much finer and some purple top thread was visible and more importantly I enjoyed trying the stitch. Next time I will try different threads and fabrics and see what happens-nearly as much fun as dyeing!!

I then made 3 more lavender bags and my room smells wonderful.


  1. I really enjoy reading your blog and looking at the photo's of your finished work. You have a good eye for colour and design. Your dad would be so proud of your artistic flare.