Having really loved the last class I attended at York School of Sewing where I learnt the basics of patchwork and quilting, I decided it would surely be a good idea to try out the Free Motion Embroidery day that was on offer last Friday.
Free motion embroidery is basically making pictures using your sewing machine, and you can create your own works of art. My Pinterest is filling up with ideas and inspiration for this craft.
All I can say about the day is I loved it!
Heather was a brilliant tutor and we all got to try out the techniques needed to get started. We tried out different methods, to see what suited us best and generally had a play around.
This is one of my practice pieces.
We were all to make a cushion using shapes cut from different coloured fabrics provided, from which we could make up our own flower shapes. We started by all stitching the same big flower using some lovely variegated embroidery thread and then built our own designs up from there.
Here are some works in progress!
I am thrilled to have learned how to do this and am already planning all the projects that I’m going to tackle. Ideas are flying around in my head like mad.I’ve already started sketching out some ideas but first of all I need to buy the correct foot for my sewing machine and gather all my fabrics together, then there’ll be no stopping me!!
Here are the finished projects. Although we were all provided with the same resources, they are far from identical.
Don’t they all look so lovely?