Sunday, December 11, 2016
Module Two, Chapter Three, Part 6, Cable
I had a few hiccups when I started doing my cable stitches! In the past, I have done lots of bobbin work (especially with Ricky Tims sparkly thread) so was frustrated with the mistakes. After I "got it", I remembered how much I love this effect.
A) Straight stitch with Pearl cotton #5 hand wound in bobbin; It came out great, except I had stabilizer on the bottom which is where the cabling appeared.
B) Gathering stitch but stitch length increased, no stabilizer; bobbin tension is off slightly, but I like it; would like it better with stabilizer to control puckering.
C) Bottom part: tried repeating A, but the machine "ate" it! Came back later and used a thin but long zigzag stitch. I really like it even though the bobbin tension is too loose, but I take it as a happy accident.
D) This one was just for fun. I had to drop the feed dogs for a few minutes at least! It would be a very easy way to build tonal variation like this. I also wanted to see what it would look like when repetitively going over the lines and seeing the buildup.