Last year, I discovered free motion machine embroidery, and it fascinated me immediately. Free motion embroidery combines my love of textiles with my love of art and drawing. It’s like drawing with your sewing machine needle, you move the “paper” (the fabric) while the “pen” (the needle) stays still.
It’s unusual, it’s tricky, and it’s fun! After some stops and starts, I’ve managed to finish some nice pieces, and I’m excited to unveil the first one.
Watercolor and freemotion machine embroidery on canvas. 10 in x 6 in. (Click for larger.)
This original piece of art is available for sale! Purchase here on etsy.
Some in-process shots:
More photos of the finished piece: