A couple of weeks ago I was feeling very patriotic, and had an idea to thread sketch a map of Australia onto some of my swizzle fabric and make a cushion. Sounds simple enough ...
Turns out that I can't seem to make it work! I see lots of problems ~ the lines are too smooth, uniform, and not "sketchy" enough. I think it needs to be a bit messier and pointy, if that makes sense. Also, poor old Tassie looks a bit worse for wear ~ a bit too blobby (sorry Tassie!).
My ideas for fixing (so far) include adding another shade of thread. My sewing machine (yes, I'm blaming the machine now!) doesn't seem to want to let me lower the feed dogs and sew straight stitch, so if I want it too look a bit more "messy" I may have to resort to actually reading the instruction book.
Any suggestions gratefully welcomed!
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