Pink and Purple Waves

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:

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Part way through the embellishing, the back looks interesting too; something to explore in the future:

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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:

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Using a range of automatic patterns and zigzag stitches, I was pleased with how the machine embroidery came out:

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Next I need to do some hand stitching, and work it into a vase – I’ll share it with you when it is finished.

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