despite not waking up early, and not being in the mood.
I finished a sample of free motion lace, which I started yesterday and didn’t like – somehow this morning it didn’t look quite so bad. Can't show you that as it is drying after I washed out the water-soluble stabiliser.
I also made a few machine wrapped cords. I have a confession to make, if you promise not to tell teacher. [Warning for non-embroiderers – technical bit coming up.]
When I make cords, I do it with the feed dogs up and the normal foot on, not free motion, although these are supposed to be free motion samples. I find the cord feeds through better than if I’m trying to free machine it, because the foot holds it firm and it doesn’t wiggle all over the place. Of course you end up with a very regular stitch – although you can vary the stitch length as you sew.
Now I've got to decide what I’m going to do with all these cords. I was going to make a lattice but I don’t think it will work …
And then I made a couple of books. [Can you tell it was Wensleydale’s day to slave over a hot stove?]
One is a map fold book containing the results of my mark making yesterday.
I’m not sure how we were meant to store/present this exercise – so I may be in trouble …
The other is a little sketchbook – since we had a package from Amazon earlier this week. The packaging, some spray paint and paper, a bit of duck tape and thread, and Keith Smith’s ‘1,2, & 3 Section Bindings’ for inspiration.
So maybe I was in the mood after all …