I love this technique for its freedom of movement and the rich texture it adds. It can easily be adapted to clothing or quilts. It is stunning
when combined with applique. These techniques can be created on any machine that has a darning or free motion foot and zig-zag
My one-day class focuses on the technique itself. In a two or three-day class, a garment or tapestry is created. Guidance and tips
for design and composition provide the groundwork, then dimensional techniques make the pattern come to life. Techniques include
beading by machine, cord making, fused patchwork, applique, machine embroidery, lace making and special effects with tulle.
Free motion embroidery on silk crepe
Close-up showing detail of free motion
embroidery on Koi Under the Willow I
Free motion embroidered and leaf
printing. Areas around the embroidery
are velvet and batik fabrics.
Roseate Spoonbill created with free
motion embroidery on hand dyed
Koi Under the Willow, Detail
Koi Under the Willow II, Embroidered,
then embroidered again to create ripples.
Embroidery rescued from a linen
tablecloth, stitched onto a silk skirt
Tulle layered over fabric and then
This is a Gila Woodpecker on Cactus.
Painted using resist and seta color.
Bird is free motion embroidered.
Machine embroidery on cuffs & collar,
with beads added too.
Barred hamlet, embroidered using
Cerulean Warbler amongst Trumpet
Free motion embroidery.
Yellow Warbler watching over nest of
warblers and the parasitic cuckoo bird.
Nest, chicks and adult warbler are free
motion embroidered. Leaves are printed
from real leaves. Created on silk habotai.