Because knitting, sewing, crochet, and needlework aren’t enough hobbies for me, I do occasionally indulge in some machine embroidery. I thought that my latest projects would be of interest to at least a few of you.
These are two free-standing lace pieces I made using my embroidery machine, regular cotton sewing thread, and files from Urban Threads.
I just send the file to the embroidery machine, hoop up a piece of water-soluble stabilizer, and set the machine to doing its thing. It takes around 5 to 15 minutes per piece. I then wash away the stabilizer, let everything dry, and assemble using butterfly pins.
Unfortunately, the dragon didn’t turn out as nicely as the unicorn. You can see there is a bit of separation on the right wing. Still, I’m pretty happy with him.
I’ve got a few more fantasy designs like these to make, including a mermaid. And then it is on to Christmas designs, like a sleigh for Santa.