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Machine Stitched Samples

Swing Stitch (twin needle)

This sample was stitched on coloured tissue paper bonded to felt, various patterns have been stitched using a twin needle threaded with pink, and green.

Swing Stitch (twin needle) Sample


Buttonholes have been used in this sample to form tiny frames, two buttonholes are stitched in the form of a cross and pulled back to reveal a fragment of the fabric behind.

Buttonholes Sample


In this sample, a fabric has been made by painting polyester with fabric paints using lace as a stencil. The lace has then been reapplied to the fabric using various automatic patterns and eyelets.

Eyelets Sample

Changing Stitch Length

This sample was stitched onto a piece of coloured tissue paper bonded onto Vilene. Automatic pattern (418) was stitched over the top in threads to match the paper, where a matching thread was not available, the stitch length was changed to give a different intensity of colour

Changing Stitch Length Sample

Decorative Patterns

This sample was stitched using 2 programs and 4 different coloured threads.

Layering the threads in different orders produces different results. The fabric was created with strips of painted cotton Broderie Anglaise lace on a painted background.

Whip Stitch Sample

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