I wanted to see if you can do machine embroidery on nylon tricot or netting, so I sewed up a few samples. Surprisingly, tricot is easy to embroider, but netting is iffy. Sometimes it works, sometimes it is a royal mess. After this little experiment, I just stitched up a few new designs:
This one is from a set called Redwork Bird Couple from Oregon Patch Works. These designs have a Pennsylvania Dutch look to them that would look cute on aprons and kitchen accessories. It looks great stitched in red, but I was too lazy to change the thread.
This one is so pretty and much easier than doing the cross stitch by hand. A row of these would look very appropriate across the yoke of a Mexican top. It is called Geometric Cross Stitch Set 1, also from Oregon Patch Works. I used 5 colors, one of which was multi-colored. This is the first machine cross stitch I have tried.
The reason I as experimenting with tricot was so that I can embroider a bit of lace for the top of a slip or camisole. I’ll have to see if that works out because sometimes the embroidery makes the fabric heavier than you want it to be.
While all the uber-hyped rain is falling in the east, we are having hot, sunny weather. I am tired of the heat, but hopefully fall is just around the corner.