Freehand Machine Embroidery, Wellington City Scape Frank Kits Park, redsky
This is a view of Wellington, New Zealand. It is a beautiful site called Frank Kitts Park and it is situated on Wellington harbor. It is a special spot for visitors and family's and the large slide is a Wellington icon. This image has been freehand machine embroidered onto new Zealand wool. It is basically a drawing using my sewing machine and thread. This image has been freehand machine embroidered onto New Zealand wool. It is basically a drawing using my sewing machine and thread. To create free-motion machine embroidery, I run my sewing machine move my fabric under the needle to draw my design. Often I have lightly sketched out where I want to draw using a fabric chalk. I lower the "feed dogs" or machine teeth and moves the fabric manually, and this allows me to pull and turn my fabric any way I want as the machine moves the needle up and down very fast.
The artwork is framed over a canvas frame and then stitched and stapled onto the back of the frame. It will be securely packaged for travel wherever it needs to go.
Dimensions are; 25cm W , 20cm H and 4cm D
OR 10" W, 8"H and 1.5"D