Free Motion Stitching

I’ve been working on a few more mixed media pieces like this one. I have sketched several Montana wild flowers that I use for inspiration when I free motion stitch them on the machine.

Mountain PinkFirst I fuse a piece of interfacing to the back of a hand dyed piece of fabric. Then I free motion machine stitch the flower. Afterwards, I paint these with Inktense pencils and water. This first one is a mountain pink.

LupinesThis is a lupine. There is a stray piece of thread to the right side of the photo. Sorry – I never see those until I get the photo on the computer.

BerriesThis last one is from a sketch I did while I was in LaConner, Wa. So now I need to paint these with gel medium, cut them to size and add them to the wood backgrounds. I’ll show you how they look when they are finished. I did make a few more felted coffee cuffs last week. You can see them on The Purple Pomegranate blog if you’d like.




4 thoughts on “Free Motion Stitching

  1. Beautiful Ruth. I love the intense colors. I will have to try this technique. I finally have a free motion foot for my machine. Maybe I’ll do more ice dyeing to try this as well it’s nice to think about flowers now that it is turning cold here.

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