C&G Machine Embroidery- Module 1 Chapter 8 –Take a Line for a Walk

 

Pages 1 –8: Picture Gallery – Lines

As the magnet on my fridge says: “A line is a dot that went for a walk”. Paul Klee is the artist credited with this.

When do lines become forms?

I am drawn to curving lines – curlicues, wrought iron works – I have many more photos of these!

I had the trellis pictures from a garden magazine because I want my husband to build a new trellis for my poor climbing rose.

 

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Page 9: Take a Line for a Walk – drawing and stitch sample

  • Fabric: 100% cotton broadcloth (calico)
  • Stabilizer: 2 layers stitch & tear
  • Foot: open toe embroidery foot with hoop
  • Feed dogs: down
  • Stitch length – 0
  • Stitch width – 0

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Control of speed is crucial if you want the designs to look like the drawing.  I can see that I need to work on spacing if I am sewing continuously.

 

Page 10: Take a Line for a Dance – drawing and stitch sample

  • Fabric: 100 % cotton broadcloth (calico)
  • Stabilizer: 2 layers stitch & tear
  • Foot: open toe embroidery foot with hoop
  • Feed dogs: down
  • Stitch length – 0
  • Stitch width – 0

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Spacing of the rows is a bit better, but still needs work.

 

Pages 11 – 18: Mark Making using various tools and black “ink”

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Page 19: Line Stitch Samples

Two small samples, the first from lines on the mark making pages and the second from drawings from the picture gallery pages.

  • Fabric: 100% cotton broadcloth (calico)
  • Stabilizer: 2 layers stitch & tear
  • Foot: open toe embroidery foot
  • Feed dogs: down
  • Stitch length – 0
  • Stitch width – varied

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I enjoyed the design interpretations more than just copying lines.

 

Page 20: Emotions – drawing

I think your drawings represent happiness, excitement and agitation.

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Page 21: Emotions – stitch samples

  • Fabric: 100% cotton broadcloth (calico)
  • Stabilizer: 2 layers stitch & tear (removed)
  • Foot: open toe embroidery foot
  • Feed dogs: down
  • Stitch length – 0
  • Stitch width – Varied

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The black cotton thread left a lot of lint on this fabric. 

I did use a metallic black variegated thread for the excitement box to add a little sparkle

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