For a while now I've wanted to try this
but kept putting it off
Then one day I just decided
today's the day
and now I just can't get enough!
This is my first attempt at freehand machine embroidery.
I didn't draw a picture, or have one in my mind, so I'm thrilled with how it turned out.
Then I got a bit cocky and tried writing with the machine ...
hmm ... a little practice needed here I think.
You've so got to try it ! It's so much fun.
I can totally see what Kirstie Allsop meant on her show "Kirsties' Homemade Home" when she described this technique as "the crack cocaine of craft".
So - how do I do it? I hear you all ask
Well, here you go ...
The good news is you do not need a specialist embroidery sewing machine,
a normal machine will do (as long as it allows you to drop the feed dog - check your manual).
You also need a darning foot.
An embroidery hoop is optional, I didn't use one for the images above.
Simply drop the feed dog on your machine, add the darning foot and away you go.
You basically draw a picture with your needle.
If you google machine embroidery or check out you tube you will find tonnes of info on this technique.
Be warned, it's addictive!