Stitching over Sulky's Puffy Foam gave a three-dimensional effect and using a "rubber-like frame" for delicate fabrics was explained.
Sewing sheer fabrics and sewing over pile fabrics such as towels demonstrated that not one stabilizer should be used for every situation. Understanding stabilizers is a very important part of our tutoring. When to use which one and why is explained in much detail.
Novelty items like making embroidered "gift soaps" and embroidering on Lutrador, RainbowSpun gave the students an immense thrill as unusual possibilities were shown.
Rainbow Transfer Paper opened new frontiers for all sorts of applications, for machine embroidery and hand embroidery.
Isn't the result so effective? Variations of this method were shown too. Shown here is white polyester thread transformed into a rainbow effect by ironing on the Rainbow Transfer Paper.
Next blog I'll show you some of the finished projects from Group 1, Machine Embroidery Retreat.
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