Machine Stitch Embroidery


Machine Stitch Embroidery

A group for newbies, novices, and experienced machine stitchers and experimental machine embroiderers. Share tips, ask questions, revisit old skills and learn new ones!

Members: 51
Latest Activity: on Friday

Discussion Forum

What have you been working on?

Started by arlee barr. Last reply by arlee barr Mar 24. 38 Replies

I thought it might be nice to have an area where we can post photos of what we are working on. They can be loaded here, or if in your photo stream, could you tag them with "machine stitch embroidery…Continue

Best books for instruction and techniques?

Started by Barbara/Hopscotch. Last reply by Joyce Jenkins Feb 12. 10 Replies

I have various  books about stitch, distressing, fusing etc.  But I wonder if there is one work book you would say is the best for just free-machine stitch embroidery alone? Is there such a book? …Continue

Copyright Questions

Started by Marti Lew. Last reply by Marti Lew Apr 22, 2013. 4 Replies

Today I was directed to an artist's blog site by a friend and found the most delightful handmade birds, using fabric.  My first thought, "I would love to try this".  I live in Maine so I immediately…Continue

free motion on solubles

Started by arlee barr. Last reply by Marti Lew Feb 26, 2013. 29 Replies

This is for when you are more confident of your abilities, though the technique can still be applied to "solid" fabrics :)I drew my design on the soluble and attached fabric to all sides so it would…Continue

Tags: free motion embroidery on soluble, machine embroidery, free motion embroidery, tutorial, arlee barr

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Comment by Ren on December 24, 2013 at 21:17

Well, I just received my money to get my Brother PE770 out of the lay away monster!  Wahoo!

So, which one of you are going to come to Dallas and teach me house to use it?  Mary?

Comment by arlee barr on August 31, 2013 at 20:01

Free motion

Comment by rena on August 31, 2013 at 19:55

Is this group for computerized machine embroidery or free stitch machine embroidery?

I used to do free stitch but with arthritis in my hands I've switched to a computerized machine.


Comment by Devon Melanie Dougall on July 16, 2013 at 11:11

Hi Arlee,

     Not doing much "inside" work since Spring, as my studio gets beastly hot.  I'm an avid gardener and am trying to put up a shed for us as well, so long answer to short question - No, not playing :)

Comment by arlee barr on July 16, 2013 at 9:23

Anyone playing lately? I haven't done any stitching since the flood hit Calgary on June 21st!!!!!!!

Comment by Joan T on April 20, 2013 at 21:47

That looks great Linda. It invites you to look and look again.

Comment by Linda Grové on April 19, 2013 at 0:36

free hand machinework painting dont know what else to call it!

Comment by Linda Grové on April 19, 2013 at 0:33

Comment by arlee barr on March 28, 2013 at 8:27

No, not much activity lately, here or in the discussion area. If you have things you want to talk about though with the machine embroidery you are doing, please add a discussion rather than just comments on the wall. The group is only as dynamic as you make it!

Comment by Devon Melanie Dougall on March 28, 2013 at 7:52

HI Joan,

  I don't think there has been much activity discussion-wise lately?  I know I've been neglectful due to tons of stuff going on…  


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