Friday, 18 March 2016

Twin Needle, Free Machining, Eco Dyeing and Rusting....

18th March 2016

Been playing the last couple of days.....

....on the course Anne demonstrated the use of twin needles....

....I had used a twin needle but not with the automatic stitches on my machine.....

....the numbers are the stitch numbers and this is now in my sketchbook....

....I am sure I will be using some of these for decorative stitching....



......placed organza in a hoop and free machined flowers...


....the flower on the left was made using zigzag stitch, the other in straight stitch....

.....I prefer the straight stitch flower!



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I collected some bark and eucalyptus leaves from my sister's garden...


.....laid out on fine cotton soaked in a solution of white vinegar/water/copper pipe...

....after a little wire wool was added the fabric was folded, rolled and tied with string.


RD is sorting out the garage and I rescued these rusty pieces.....


.....wrapped and in the steamer....


.....results, can you guess the pieces that made these rusty shapes?






...these are begging to be stitched!


This was a HUGE surprise, the leaves produced this amazing violet/blue colour!


Conclusion, different species of eucalyptus give different colours.

Think I will leave out the wire wool next time!