Sunday, 8 January 2017

One Stitch At A Time


My handmade gift made slow progress as Christmas approached, so I had to accept that it wasn't going to be finished on time.  My sewing machine does not do freehand embroidery, so it has been challenging adding the stitching details.


The break has been longer than anticipated, but I finally got my machine out again yesterday and set to work.


I'm doing the detail now, so it is quite a tedious process and more so because my sewing machine doesn't like the long stitch setting or the slow speed at which I'm sewing, as I try to manoeuvre round those curves.  It is a learning curve in many ways, as this is my first attempt at a project which is all my own work and without the assistance of a printed pattern.

5 comments:

Rosie said...

The fabrics are so pretty. It sounds like hard work but will be well worth it when you finally see it completed:)

Candytuft Corner said...

Thank you Rosie. I'm hoping to have it finished soon, but I'm not going to set myself a deadline, as creativity cannot be rushed! Marie x

Tracy said...

Oh, this is sooo lovely so far, Marie! I'm really impressed how you're taking this on and making it all your own. It's been a while since I did such rather improv work as that, so I understand how hard it is! We look forward to seeing the finish! :) ((HUGS))

Candytuft Corner said...

Tracy - thank you for your words of encouragement. It is certainly tricky without a pattern, but I'm trying to enjoy the process. Marie x

Julia Nyanyo said...

I've always loved this kind of work but never actually tried it, worried that my machine wouldn't comply! This is coming along so beautifully (although it sounds like a lot of work) I'm inspired that maybe with some coaching and some work by hand this style might be do-able - thanks