Machine embroidery tests

I am planning to machine embroidery the news headlines I’ve been collecting since March. There are beginning tests. Initial decisions are around:

  • what type of font to use
  • what size text
  • how large each panel should be to make a 36″ square quilt
  • what fabric to use: colours, solids, patterns
  • colour of thread
you can see the indentation arount the text…that is the hoop edge, this size can accomodate text within print 4.72″ square, max. text size is 3/8″
the larger hoop can accomodate text in an area of 8.7 by 10.23 inches, max. text is 3/8 inch

Looking for direction

I’m showing up to the studio but feeling lost. Don’t seem to be able to easily settle in and focus on anything, so…I am revisiting recent work and wondering if I’ll continue exploring the deconstruction of the stitch.