Today I'm going back to yesterdays list to work on faux endband ideas and stitched book spines. And of course I'm adding to my to do list as well. Today's list which is really some things I need to do and some things I want to try.
1. Make a pleater board for stitching. (probably use canvas or heavy paper) you can also make quick ones out of freezer paper. They don't last as long but hey you can always make another.
2. Tea and coffee dye some floss and maybe do some greys also. So fire up the dyepots. It's hot out so this may or may not happen.
3. Maybe do a stitch sampling of embroidery stitches that I don't use often. Running stitch, seed stitch, backstitch, satin stitch, long and short are the stitches I use most often. So try and find something new that I might like.
4.This is a want to learn more about Item: Hand Smocking, not for dresses but for book spines. I think that could be really interesting. Will it make it into my 30 day window? Maybe....
Well, I could keep adding to this list but I've got to get to the studio and get some work done. My cup of tea is gone and I need another cup of course and then I'm off.....I'll be back with pics later.
Well, not alot of pretty pics for you today. I started on my pleating board but it's not finished and honestly it could be better. A little wonky so far. I did start on some book spine ideas. Got out my pintuck foot and double needle. So I have a pic of that. Also started on some faux endbands sewn with my bulky foot and elastic cord and wool cord. I'll post those tomorrow. I found that binding tape works really well with no ripples when you round it as if it were going on a book spine. More on that tomorrow. Time for dinner so I'll leave you with my linen sewn pintucks. And my Bernina played nice today with the straight stitch. Good thing because that is the only machine I have pintuck and bulky feet for.
Over the years I've collected quite a few feet for that machine and they were not cheap. Anyone that owns a Bernina knows what I'm talking about. They are like little pieces of jewelry. They are very well made but you pay thru the nose for them. That is the nice thing about the Juki it takes high shank and you can use industrial feet on it which are so much more affordable. But with no zigzag on that machine you can't do double needle sewing with it. So hang in there my 1090s please hang in there.
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