Tuesday, 26 November 2013

More Experimenting with Shirring Elastic and Twin Needle

26th November 2013

I started by placing a fine wadding between two pieces of thick cotton. I then formed a grid using my twin needle in a programmed stitch, changed to free machining and a single needle and played!!


Although I only used a fine wadding I am pleased with the effect...

..photos not great!!







Next I put some string between two pieces of white cotton fabric and stitched with my twin needle...


I spoilt it by free machining between the ridges in a darker thread!!!



  Experimenting with shirring elastic in the bobbin...

..free machining on cotton and linen scrim..


..satin..


..straight rows of stitching..



..grid stitched on thick cotton.


Last but not least I tried cable stitch using my own dyed yarn. I haven't attempted this since my last attempt caused my machine to break down!! This time I didn't thread the yarn through the tension and the result was much better and easier.


Love the texture in this one.


Might make a few more cards now!