July 29, 2022
I have played around with machine embroidery for years but never really taken it anywhere. One of the problems I have faced has been that most machine embroidery I have seen has been the pre-programmed packages that come with embroidery modules that are attached to the machines I have bought and this doesn't really grab me.
This is a design of that type available on Etsy.
Then, there is the needle painting type of work that is favoured by quilters and although this is great it again isn't really what I wanted to do.
This is some work by my friend Pam. It has taken years of practice and experimentation to do this.
When I think about it what I want to do (I think), is to learn how to "draw" with my machine.
I recently received an Email notification from Bernina regarding their Bernina Academy which will be happening in Sydney later this year and one of their presenters is going to be Meredith Woolnough.
Meredith offers a FREE introductory course that answers all those questions that I have been wondering about for years, so I have signed up for it.
It might lead no where, but then again, it might be the key to what I would like to explore. We will see.
After watching the lessons, which are well set out and are all that I already know, but, I have found that I have small gaps in my knowledge base. The biggest one is the need for practice. Now I knew this but didn't apply it. So I have put my fabric in my hoop and intend to just scribble and keep scribbling until I am really comfortable doing this. It might take hours, days, weeks or even a month, but, I need to become really comfortable with this skill first. These lessons come with a project as a bonus but I will need to do that scribbling first. ( this activity will go into my WIPW file.)