This could be the last sewing-related post for a few days because real life is kicking in again and believe it or not, I can’t spend any more time sewing because I have other responsibilities!
Today, I’d set myself the task of bringing some artwork from Photoshop into the Bernina software with the intention of stitching out a couple of the designs on some fabric before making it into a bag. Avening WI have been working on a table runner as our entry to the Tomorrows Heirlooms competition to celebrate the centenary of the WI and, having completed our cloth, we needed a protective bag to put it in. Our design includes several figures which I cut out on my Silhouette machine before applying them on traditional slips and stitching by hand. We loved the idea of working with the technology whilst also utilising the age-old techniques at the same time. Tomorrows Heirlooms, see?
In between a supermarket run and a few loads of washing, I managed to wrangle the software and actually got as far as stitching out five different figures with my machine. But I’d left it too late to tweak them to my satisfaction and late this afternoon, with the deadline looming, I decided to forget about embroidering the figures on the bag and did a quick stencil instead. Mind you, the bag is beautifully made with french seams and all that
So, not much to show for the day today, then, but these few days have got me off to a good start, I think. No more worries about threading or sorting out the occasional snafu – I feel quite at home with my machine now, even if I do have to sit and think about every process. It will be interesting to see how much of it all I can retain until my next opportunity to play on Friday.
Of course, I might have forgotten everything by them.