Wednesday, November 14, 2012
A Learning Experience
I recently purchased a book by Carol Shinn titled Freestyle Machine Embroidery. It was recommended to me by members on the SAQA blog.
I am so glad I listened to them and ordered this book. It is chocked full of great ways to handle problems.
Take this photo, you will note to the left I am attempting to thread paint a shadow on the jeans where the handle of the watering can is shading the jeans. There is quite a distinct line where the shadow ends.
I am beginning to get puckering with all the dense thread painting. The one in this photo will be quilted out as this area is going to be as dense as the jeans.
I also found a bulge today in the side of the watering can. Carol to the rescue again. She demonstrates how to slice the bulge open make the corrections and then thread paint over the opening.
I'm no where near ready to do that yet as I will be waiting until I finish the whole piece to make any corrections.
Here again you can see the puckering beside the jeans. I'm not sure what can be done here, haven't finished Carol's book yet. I have an idea of my own that is my fall back, just in case it won't iron out or the quilting won't take care of the problem.
Tomorrow cataract surgery so will be taking it easy for a few days.