Friday, October 7, 2016

A productive day

Sample sample sample
It took a few hours to stitch 8 squares. Glad I sampled as this would not have been good to attempt a huge piece and then find so much a difference in the washed piece. 
I have found the cloth becomes more stable if you use 2 layers of the soluble fabric.I even did a test piece to check tension. I never do this. ( blush ) 
 
Tension sample: left side using size 100 needle, right side size 80 - much better.


The same 2 pinks in reverse. Then in different dirrections.

Pink sample

Add 2 greens. One looks more blue than green

A little closer

Oh dear, Now washed to dissolve the soluble fabric and lots shape, tension very different and now debate what direction to try next.

 


First sample done

Back to basics. 
Not that happy with the sample as I changed the way of working half way through. Not a good idea, I should have continued the way I was going for a  more consistent result. Lesson learned. 



Belinda Jessup 2016, Free machine sample before washing water soluble fabric out.
Belinda Jessup 2016, Free machine sample after washing water soluble fabric out.
The moment of truth, when you see where you didn't link the stitching.


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First sample done

Back to basics. 
Not that happy with the sample as I changed the way of working half way through. Not a good idea, I should have continued the way I was going for a  more consistent result. Lesson learned. 



Belinda Jessup 2016, Free machine sample before washing water soluble fabric out.
Belinda Jessup 2016, Free machine sample after washing water soluble fabric out. 
The moment of truth, when you see where you didn't link the stitching 


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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Back at it



Belinda Jessup scrap sample 2016, water soluble fabric

Belinda Jessup scrap sample 2016, water soluble fabric

Belinda Jessup scrap sample 2016, water soluble fabric
Well finally time to play again. I was lucky enough to spend some time with Sharon Peoples the other day, her wealth knowledge is amazing. Sharon helped me work through some issues I had be procrastinating about for a long time. Thank you Sharon
So I am now playing with some samples and I have set my self some limits in size, no bigger than A4. This I hope will stop me over thinking things and allow play to begin again.

Sharon Peoples website