I am currently working on some challenges & swaps for the Embroiderers Guild UK Forum and so cannot show what I am doing until these projects end.
In the meantime I thought I would show you a cushion I made quite some time ago.
The fabrics and ribbons I used are some favourite scraps and left overs: the burgundy and grey work well together and the ribbon and lace complement the fabrics.
The rose in the centre and the one in the right hand corner were stitched with my Janome memory craft 300E.
I had stitched the fabrics together; some by hand and some by machine and then hooped the fabric up to create the roses.
I then added lace, ribbons, buttons and hand stitching.
I am going to investigate the use of the embroidery machine in future projects. The use of machine generated embroidery is often criticized as "not creative": I hope to show that this is not a valid criticism.