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Drawing with Machine Stitches

August 27, 2011

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August has been a busy month for Level 1 Certificate Courses. The Calliandra Machine Embroidery Level 1 Course was held in August. June Steegstra and I worked together to help students become trouble shooters with their machine and to begin working creatively. A wonderful group of people of all abilities  met for five days. They started by painting fabrics to be stitched on. The weather was so warm and sunny that we could dry the fabric outdoors. We then worked with threads and fabrics to create a range of unique samples on the sewing machine. By the time they got to free machining, they made stitch patterns with a new level of control. One of the highlights was the burnt out sample using organza and free controlled stitching. You’ll see my red sample in the slide show. June and I showed them many of our machine stitched pieces over the course of the session. Look for an earlier blog that June shows and writes about an Ancient  Illuminated Fish Story. Near the end of the week, we created a piece of lace. One of my machine lace pieces titled Ludmilla from my previous published book Fairy Tale Quilts and Embroidery is in the slide show too. We had a celebration get together after class in our new surroundings.  Gail

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Lexa permalink
    August 28, 2011 3:12 am

    I remember this class very fondly. Learned a large amount about my machine and what it could do.

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