Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Free motion Embroidery

I’ve been going through a bit of a machine embroidery phase at the moment and as I have so many freshly painted white walls in my new room, I’ve been making some bright pictures that will eventually get hung on the walls.


See the one on top of the piano?  It’s a photo of my son, but I’ve cut the shapes out from fabric.  It’s supposed to be viewed from a distance, hence the far away photo, but here’s a close-up view of it:


You can probably now see why I put the distance photo up first as it looks a bit odd close up!  It’s not clear from the photo, but its made up of 3 different fabrics, and then I’ve used free motion embroidery to outline each piece.

The jury is still out on whether its going to make it up onto the wall as I’m not sure that I like the effect.  I think I’ll just leave it on the piano for a few more days & see if it grows on me.