Saturday, 8 May 2010

Module two ch 3

Chapter 3
In the third chapter, now we have to occupyied ouerself with the possibilitys of the tonal effect of machine embroidery and use both utility stitches and decorative stitches.

                                                     Picture 1
 First row
above: zickzackstitch using the stitch length control to grade each row from dark to light
Down: honeycomb stitch with the same technic as before but has also used the distance between each row as a way of making the stitchery became lighter
Second row
Above: the same technik as in the first row
Middle: is stitched with zickzackstitches overlapping the stitches in the left corner to get a darker area
Down: satin stitches playing with the stitch length, width and distance between rows
Third row
Above:cable stitch with zickzack, using perl cotton in the bobbin
Down: this picture shows a straight stitch worked in rows that are not parallel to each other. Every row finishes near the edge of the fabric and with the needle in the fabric swivelled to face another direction working back and fore to get a dark corner at one side.
Fourth row:
Above . My first trial with cable stitch
Down: a wavy like embroidery stitch also with overlapping stitches in one corner to create a denser area

                                                                        picture 2
For the first two rows satin whipstich I had used the black cotton yarn in the bobbin and in the needle there was a thin Rayon embroidery thread..With the reduced tension of the bobbin yarn and the increased tension of the needle thread the thicker drawn up bobbin thread completely covered the thinner white embroidery thread .It is therefor necessary to use, the same size of the yarns for the needle thread and bobbin. The most beautiful like zebra effect I got with normal needle thread tension and slightly reduced bobbin thread.
With the straight stitch, I received the typical whipstitch effect only when repeated forward and reverse stitching.

                                    picture 4  Machine stitched bands to create pattern animal like   
  From left to right:
-Irregulary honeycomb stitch for the chameleon
-The satinstitch should imitate the tiger fell Diagonal straight stitch for the framework of the peacock feather and garnet stitch for the dots
-This pattern should imitate a pattern of the butterfly wings
-The combination of the two embroidery stitches should show the pattern of a gecko
-The wavy pattern should show the wings of a grey goose 

The costs of material:
2m Bomull from Ikea  6 Euro
Working time 8 hours

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