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Enjoying the possibilities. A textile bowl.

 

A textile bowl using programmed and free motion stitch.

Bernina B720

http://chelletextiles.com.au


Textile bowl on my Bernina B720

Textile bowl on my Bernina B720


 

 

Having been operating my Bernina B720 for a couple of months now I am beginning to play with the possibilities she offers me.

I am a free motion textile artist mainly using straight and zig-zag stitch. Now I have my new machine I like to play with what it has to offer and how this can be incorporated into my free motion textile art work.

I am sharing with you a project that you can make or just enjoy the process and it was an experiment for me in combining techniques on water soluble fabrics. This is a pictorial project with instructions.

The finished textile bowl has many decorative uses .

The finished textile bowl has many decorative uses .


Materials 

Water soluble fabric

Sticky sided water soluble fabric

yarn, thread, fibres

Rayon machine embroidery threads

Fabric stiffner

Free motion foot  uilting foot 29/29C

Straight stitch

stitch patterns 738 and  742


Mark around the size of your bowl directly onto water soluble fabric .

Mark around the size of your bowl directly onto water soluble fabric


measure from the center of the bowl to the outer edge or lip.then mark this distance form the center of your original circle.

measure from the center of the bowl to the outer edge or lip.then mark this distance form the center of your original circle.


You now have the size of your stitch area .

You now have the size of your stitch area .


lay your decorative fibres and yearns on top of the water soluble fabric.Then place a similar sized sticky backed water soluble fabric on the top of this to hold al the fibres in place ready for sewing.

Lay your decorative fibres and yarns on the surface of the water soluble fabric.Then place a similar sized sticky backed water soluble fabric on the top of to hold all the fibres in place ready for sewing.


I ma using stitch number it is important when working in this lace technique that your stitched interlock.

My first layer of stitching I use stitch number  738 it is important when working in this lace technique that your stitches interlock.


After the first layer of stiching I place the circle of water stitched water soluble fabric over the original bowl and shape it by making tucks to the shape of the bowl.

After the first layer of stiching place the circle of water soluble fabric over the original bowl and shape it by making tucks/darts to create the shape of the bowl.


 

I cut the shaping darts out of the water soluble fabric and place some sticky sided water soluble fabric behind the cut outs bringing the cut edges back togehter again.

I cut the shaping darts out of the water soluble fabric and place some sticky sided water soluble fabric behind the cut outs bringing the cut edges back togehter again.


Using my Free motion embroidery foot I stitch a circular pattern to interlock all the stitches.I have left the decorative stitch mode on but used it free motion which gives it a lovely wiggly line.

Using my Free motion embroidery foot 29/29C I stitch a circular pattern to interlock all the stitches you can see this pattern in the green thread. I have left the sewing machine set to decorative stitch mode 738  to be used in a free motion technique which gives it a lovely wiggly line.


 

Again I place this over the bowl for snug shaping and use darts to hold the shape firm. but i do not cut the dart shapes this time .

Again I place the stitched water soluble fabric over the bowl for snug shaping and use darts to hold the shape firm. This time I do not cut the dart shapes.




 


You can se in this closeup the decorative stitches and haw they add a wonderful texture to the bowl

You can see in this closeup the decorative stitches and how they add a wonderful texture to the completed bowl.


 

 

Once the bowl was dry and I had played around with a few ideas I added some gold rub to the edge and hand stitched french knots using hand dyed thread s and some sari ribbon ties

Once the bowl was dry and I had played around with a few ideas I added some gold rub to the edge and hand stitched french knots using hand dyed threads and some sari ribbon ties

 


 

A textile art bowl to keep or gift

 

With T light beautiful glow.

With T light beautiful glow.

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The finished textile bowl has many decorative uses .

The finished textile bowl has many decorative uses .

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