Happy Fourth of July!
Today is also time to celebrate with Jacquelynne Steves Maggie's First Dance Block number two! Last month for the first block, I made the decision to try thread painting. I was so very pleased with the results, I am continuing the process with the remaining blocks.
The first block, I had significant puckering on the center block with the thread painting. I was looking for solutions to easily solve the issue. Last week, I stumbled upon a video of a man using his vintage Singer treadle sewing machine and an embroidery hoop to create intricate embroidered designs on clothing. I did not have any other brilliant ideas to fix the puckers, so I decided to give it a go!
The hoop made the thread painting so much easier. The BSR on the Bernina is pretty sensitive and can start and stop abruptly at times when I am not expecting it to happen. With the hoop, it seemed to happen much less. It was much smoother. It was also easier for me to maneuver the hoop. The maneuverability made it significantly easier to control.
For these flowers, I used fewer thread colors than for Maggie's First Dance Block One. I wanted these flowers to be more bold.
I used Aurifil 50wt for the flower heads and for the stems, I added in Aurifi 28wt. I was curious if it would work for thread painting. It was a breeze.
To use Aurifil 12wt is not difficult. Use 40wt in the bobbin and I used a 90 needle ( it was the one already in the machine). It was dreamy!
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