Saturday, 24 November 2012

stitching on felt

After finally the darning foot for the sewing machine arrived, I tried out some free motion stitching on felt. I have never done it before so it was quite a challenge and it still looks very wobbly. After doing some samples yesterday

I couldn't resist to do something with a felted leave I made some weeks ago, many of those for the next wallhanging. And I am pleasantly surprised about the effect it makes!

It is still very wobbly and basic, but I like the texture it gives the felt. My mind is spinning with ideas now!!

A big thank you to my daughter Monika Kern for all the good advise for the stitching she gives me. I love her quilts and admire the patience she has to do all this beside of work and 3 boys and a big house and garden. Please check out her blog and you will understand how proud I am.

1 comment:

  1. That leaf looks nice, great start to FMQ! The slider and maybe the table to sit the machine into will help too. Apart from that it's mainly practise and patience (both not my strong point!!!). Just thinking, if a piece ever gets hard to move, you could also try tear away stabiliser underneath.
    I need to get Chris to put my new machine into the table, want to do some proper FMQ practise, too! In the meantime I might paint my silk this afternoon for the guild challenge piece :-)