Thursday, June 13, 2013

Creating imagery with freestyle embroidery

How do you create a smooth graduated fill between two colors using thread? I am studying with fiber artist, Carol Shinn, this week and we are learning how to do this with freestyle machine embroidery.
A yellow green to red violet 5-step blend.
Here is the stitch-out from yellow green to red violet.

Color blend stitch-out in Carol Shinn's worshop.
Today we used a photo transfer process to get the image on the base fabric. There are many colors and shades of thread used for the stitching.
Free-motion stitching with image transfer.


  1. Hi, Veronica,

    I took Carol's class several years ago at Arrowmont. It is one of my all time favorite classes! I have even managed to make a few thread paintings - so much fun. She is a great teacher.
    Let's have lunch when you get home. I want to see what you created!

    1. Karen,
      Would love to exchange workshop experiences with you. Let's do lunch. --Veronica

  2. These are really a great tips that you have given .I just love embroidered clothes.Good work.


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