Jabiru, freestyle machine embroidery on soluble film using a loopy stitch worked upside down. Appliqued to dyed and machined background of nets and laces,
Monday, January 11, 2016
Freestyle machine embroidery
I've been working hard on extending my machine embroidery skills. I've been following mainly a book called "Freestyle Machine Embroidery" by a textile artist I admire greatly, Carol Shinn. She gives lots of detailed information, and exercises which I found very useful to follow through. The book is available from Amazon. In the end I made a piece inspired by my recent holiday to Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory depicting my favourite scene - a Jabiru eyeing the river cautiously, as he was surrounded by saltwater crocodiles.