Friday 30 August 2013

Extended Sample Unit 3

30th August 2013

I have spent 3 hours planning and stitching today and enjoyed every minute!

'An extended sample is a sample of a technique, but one that you would be happy to show to a client as an example of the kind of work you can do. To show the difference between free machining and using programmed stitches.'

My other samples feature both programmed and free machining so this sample shows only programmed stitches and also stitches using a twin needle.

I began by planning my design and my dyed fabrics and yarn.

Next the bondaweb, fabric and yarn. I chose the fabric/yarn placement and cut out the templates.

This was then ironed onto a backing fabric remembering to use baking parchment!!

I then stitched using a variety of threads including variegated and metallic. The programmed stitches were wavy, straight with a twin needle and the 'joints' were stitched with a twin needle and satin stitch.

The finished sample reminds me of the sea!

 I enjoyed making this sample and was pleased with the result but I did miss free machining as I would have used granite stitch( small circles ) and some shading. 

Perhaps I will use the same template and use free machining to show the difference! 

Tomorrow I leave the house at 6.30 AM!! to travel to Hull for my weekend paper making course. I will try to remember to take photos!! 

Watch this space......

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