I finally put the free motion embroidery foot on my Sewing Machine. I did a small sample to see what different movements did. I used contrasting thread so I could see what I had done better. As you can see I did a few things. I tried to sew down some loopy yarn. this was hard. The yarn moves and you can’t really pin it very well. Its to easy to run the machine over the pins.
The solid red, with lots of stitching is a piece of silk carrier rod. I tried moving the felt at different speeds and having the machine sew at different speeds. Fast machine and slow hands seemed to work best so far. You can see near the end I was getting better at controlling what I was doing and managed to write my name. I like the way the stitching looks on the tree best, well the green part anyway.
Here is a shot at the back side.
The machine stitching looks so different than hand stitching. I think the combination of the two will be great. But for now I need to practice my machine stitching. Anyone have any tips or suggestions about machine stitching?