Been doing a bit of machine embroidery lately with my Singer Futura XL400 machine which has been mothballed for a while. I used cream calico as the base for this cushion and it makes a super base material where you want to focus on the design (I used a tearaway stabiliser in the hoop during the embroidering).
I embroidered a large cherry design which was free from Embroidery Library Inc . They have a free weekly giveaway and all you need to do is register ! They also have loads of designs that you can buy. I used polyester thread from Madeira for the sewing.
Thought this one was nice and fresh looking so used it as the centre on the cushion front. Once embroidered I used a Greek key fancy stitch in red thread to frame the design and added a small red button on each corner of the border. The cushion measures 16 x 16 inches.
I'm a crafty fella living in Manchester U.K.
I love nothing better than to escape into my very untidy craftroom and mess around with stamps, inks , paint, fabric & anything else that's crafty for that matter!
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