Mar 24 16
I’ve been playing around with some new machine embroidery applique designs, this time involving butterflies. The photo above was my first test stitch-out and it uncovered a big problem…can you spot it? It’s the edge finishing stitch I chose for the bug body. It’s got a “lacey” nature to it and so it doesn’t effectively cover the earlier stitching that was done in other colors. You can see the issue more clearly in this next shot: The bug body edge finishing has been swapped out for another decorative stitch so now I’m happy. This next version is my whimsical butterfly version: Much more playful, don’t you think? My next 3 butterflies are more celestial. I was influenced by intricate featherwork as I drew these out: Here’s a close-up of that decorative stitching inside the wings…I love how it came out: Doesn’t looking at that detail just give you butterflies?! (Pun intended!) I only had time to stitch out one more test stitch-out before I had to get going with dinner. This one channeled my love of swirls and plumes together: I have to say that it was such a treat to watch as these all stitched out. I have another one to still test and then I’ll be done. These can all be stitched in a 5 in x 7 in hoop. They will be available soon in our online store and will come with a pdf of shapes and also a cutting file for Silhouette ecutters…more to follow!