1. ‘Gingham’ Fabric
Worked with a triple needle – 3 rows of stitching for each band.
I quite like he effect of both of these
2.Using decorative machine stitches
On fabric printed in Chapter 6 with thickened Procion dye using glue on foam board:-
I used machine pattern 656 (Bernina 550QE) – using default settings of 5.50 width and 1.40 length to make lines of stitch:-
and then altered the length to 4.00:-
I think I like this one better – more movement and less busy.
Then I tried stitching the long and short stitches in a grid:-
then just the long stitch the same way:-
I think these are quite effective – good to se the stitches in both directions – I like the second one better again.
Then I tried the wavy stitch number 17 and used white Perlé thread on the top – increased the stitch length to to 3 – used a 0.5 inch gap measured with the graduated seam quide:-
and the reverse face -
I was trying to create a similar effect to the envelope paper I used in the designs -
and did the stitching again on the marled grey fabric but using an additional row of variegated Perlé between every other row -
The reverse face is interesting too -