All posts tagged: Free Motion Embroidery

Lucy’s Lace – who’d have thought my old Janome could do this!

A few weeks ago my niece Lucy asked if she could borrow my machine to make some lace for her a project for college.  She knew I had a free motion embroidery foot for my new machine.  Little did she know that I also had one for my 16 year old Janome, which had never been used.  Well, not properly.  I think I fastened it on once but never got any further than that! So she set about moving the hoop around – she had some wash away film fitted to a regular embroidery hoop – and in no time at all made this!!  She used embroidery thread and kept adding tiny scraps of fabric as she went. How clever!   Once finished the piece was soaked and the film dissolved away. I think it would benefit from a few days between a couple of heavy books, but I was amazing at how easy it was, and you don’t need a fancy machine to do it.  Just one where you can drop the feed dogs …