I’ve been experimenting recently with my embellisher machine, making gorgeous textured backgrounds for stitch. I love the richness of velvet when combined with fluffy roving, and so I gathered my supplies and started embellishing:
Part way through the embellishing, the back looks interesting too; something to explore in the future:
When the embellishing was done, I set myself up with some music for the afternoon, picked out some lovely thread colours, and started machine sewing:
Using a range of automatic patterns and zigzag stitches, I was pleased with how the machine embroidery came out:
Next I need to do some hand stitching, and work it into a vase – I’ll share it with you when it is finished.