I have been watching the posts to see if any new ones come up re. creative free-motion embroidery – and am surprised that so few seem to be posted.
After saying that – I don’t have anything to post as such – just a general query as to why so few of Threads readers seem to use their machines in this very creative way?
It seems to me that a lot of people like the use of the ready made designs re. machine embroidery – which I refer to as “set embroidery stitches” but are a little afraid to actually use the machines in a freer style.
Is this because a lot of people feel a little inhibited about their ability to think as you do?
I would be surprised if this was the case because it seems to me that lots of the posters are infinitely creative with dressmaking embellishments and other “Crafty” skills but appear to fall short of going the “Whole way”, dropping the feed on the machine, and letting go.
I find kids at school love “drawing” with the machines and this is used a lot in my school, probably because I like doing it, but why so few adults?
Ive just realised I cant spell – not good for a teacher is it!!
Edited 1/29/2007 1:04 pm ET by JanF