After doing a little tidying in the garden, as it was so pleasant, I got down to tackling some Chapter Five samples.I gave my machine a good clean and lubricated it first. 1.Top -relates to drawing 11 and uses thermoprint fabric with straight stitch in machine embroidery thread. bottom- relates to drawing 10 and is cotton lace bonded to my dyed fabric with stitch and thread as above.
2.Top- relates to drawing 15 and is on silk chiffon using variegated machine embroidery thread with a straight stitch.
bottom left- relates to drawing 13. It is on scrim using cable stitch with a silk thread in bobbin.I did not use a hoop which has allowed the fabric to bunch and pull.
bottom right -relates to drawing 12 .Again cable stitch using same thread in the bobbin but using a tight and loose top bobbin tension.This was put into a hoop so did not bunch and pull.
3.Top- relates to drawing 4. It is done on organza with a straight stitch using variegated machine thread.
bottom left- relates to drawing 6 .It is done on thermoprinted calico stitched from the back using zigzag stitch and a thin cotton thread in the bobbin.
bottom right -relates to drawing 3 .It is done on my dyed felt using a thin sparkle cotton in bobbin using a straight stitch,again stitched from the back.
4.Top -relates to drawing 7.It is done on a block printed glazed cotton with solid ,variegated and metallic threads using zigzag. bottom left-relates to drawing 12 .It is done on same cotton as above but with painted bondaweb bonded to it .It uses metallic thread in blocks of zig zag. bottom right-relates to drawing 3.It is done on dyed scrim loose in a hoop with same thread as above and zigzag.
5.Top - relates to drawing 2.It is done on a piece of tulle,the horizontal lines were done with silk thread in bobbin.The jagged lines were done with variegated machine thread. bottom left-relates to drawing 6.It is done on a commercial lurex fabric.It was worked in both straight and zigzag using a mixture of metallic ,solid and variegated machine threads. bottom right- relates to drawing 5.It was done on a dyed piece of fine silk using two automatic stitches but machine set to free embroider,with two machine embroidery threads.