Rather than sewing I got out the embroidery unit for The Enterprise, and thought I’d put some designs on the blank t-shirts that were laying about. Nothing quite like a blank slate to either whet one’s appetite, or strike fear into your nether regions. Sometimes both.
This design is from Bobbi Bullard, the self-proclaimed Queen of Bling. It’s called
On the Table. There are options to stitch it with and without crystals. Naturally, I chose with crystals. You can also stitch it as a single color design, a la vintage linens, but what would be the fun in that?
It took 2 hoopings, but Bobbi gives you registration marks to get everything lined up properly. Since The Enterprise is self-threading, all the color changes aren’t nearly as much headache as you would think.
I enlarged it the allowed 20% – the brains of these newfangled machines will only let you re-size designs a certain amount.
Variegated thread, and some crystals which pick up the flower colors give a little added zing…and we all know zing is a good thing!
Earlier I mentioned putting designs on 3 shirts. Well, #3 is on its way to Wadderville. While the design stitched fine, once it was washed, it puckered something fierce, and I do enough ironing already. Ironing t-shirts is just not going to happen!
I’m not sure what went wrong. I probably need to spend more time playing with the embroidery unit than I do. Alas, I tend to embroider in spurts which isn’t always a good method for achieving mastery – of this skill or any other.