Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Module SIX – Chapter 5 – FREE MACHINE STITCHING TO INTERPRET DRAWINGS - PART 1


Here follows a first batch of eight samples based on some drawings from Chapter 1.  Original  drawings measure approximately 4 per 4 cm but have been enlarged to enable a clearer view of small marks and placed before each sample.

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SAMPLE ONE (around 9 x 9 cm)

The background is dyed cotton cloth sprinkled with salt when still wet.
All free machining is whip stitch (straight stitch).










Sample 1



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 SAMPLE TWO (around 10 x 10 cm)

Background: synthetic silk brushed with acrylic ink and sprinkled with salt.

The textured heavy lines are embroidered with twin needles in a narrow zigzag stitch. Dotting is free straight stitch .








Sample 2 


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SAMPLE THREE (11 x 10 cm)

This habotai silk was backed by a support fabric. On it silk in a different green shade has been appliquéd using a dense zigzag stitch. Light blue yarn is worked in cable stitch from the back.









Sample 3 



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SAMPLE FOUR (9 x 9 cm)

Background is silk doubled with felt.
Machine embroidery: straight stitch, zigzag stitch.










Sample 4




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SAMPLE FIVE (12 x 12 cm)

For this graphic sample I needed a stable background and I opted for a white synthetic felt.

A first single zigzagging dark blue line in straight stitch is ‘wrapped’ by secondary lines in light blue and grey (high tension in the top).








Sample 5 


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SAMPLE SIX (10 x 7 cm)

For the background painted Bondaweb was bonded on coloured ink.

Only minimal machine stitching on this sample – simple straight and zigzag lines -since the background is heavily patterned.






Sample 6 



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SAMPLE SEVEN (around 10 x 10 cm)

Synthetic velvet for the background.

‘Bubbles’ are outlined in zigzag cable stitch and filled in zigzag whip stitch.







Sample 7 



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SAMPLE EIGHT (14 x 8 cm)

Grid in zigzag stitch in different colours on two layers of gauze.











Sample 8

3 comments:

  1. Lovely textures and colours Daniela!

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  2. What a great set of samples , the colours are beautiful and subtle, love 7

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  3. You've produced some beautiful samples, Daniela, I can't really tell which one I prefer

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