Yesterday I spent quite some time practising some free motion embroidery. I have recently seen examples done by other people and, as usual, I assumed it would be easy to do. You’d think I would have learned my lesson by now! I have always been useless at drawing – it’s as though my brain and my hand are allergic to each other, you know, totally disconnected. Anyway, I decided to give it a go. Here are some of my results:
I’m fairly pleased with some of them but others definitely need more practice – they are certainly not perfect! Even so, I enjoyed trying out different ideas.
I had an idea of making small fabric dishes to use these practice pieces but, having made one I have decided that the idea is not very good.
|Prototype fabric dish|
I then decided to use some of the pieces on some tote bags. Here is the first of the tote bags.