Wednesday, 19 December 2007
Party post card
Yesterday I started experimenting with a technique that Jacqueline suggested for FME. She confided that she never drops the teeth and never sets the stitch length to 0. So as my little Brother machine doesn't have a facility to drop the feed dog and you have to put a cover over the teeth, which makes stitching very awkward, I thought I'd have a go on it. And 'hey presto' it worked perfectly.
I was so pleased I thought I'd have a go at all those difficult pieces of chocolate foil wrappers and silver paper lids off the dried milk tins, etc. It was wonderful, it accepted everything I put under it!! Unfortunately I got so excited that I forgot the embroidery foot had been glued back together after a previous attempt, and of course it broke again under pressure. Still, undeterred I carried on without the foot, and wow! How liberating was that? I'd forgotten what a lovely feeling it is to stitch without the encumberence of the foot! But I did have to watch the fingers!!!
Anyway, the timid experiment quickly became a bigger piece and I began to wonder if I could make a post card. I peeled off the top of the sparkling wine lid and stitched that down , and then found my favourite Forrero Rocher sticker and before I knew it I had a party post card.
Finally I added some beads and some of those iron on sparkles just to add to the party feeling!
As a thank you to Jacqueline for all her wonderful inspirational ideas I'm going to send her the post card, as I'm so delighted to have found a way to try all those naughty things you don't want to put under the foot of your favourite expensive sewing machine.