The exercise here was to incorporate all kinds of free machine stitch into a sample. We needed to include: straight stitch, zigzag stitch, granite stitch, whip stitch, cable stitch and feather stitch
Advice included running the machine fast, but moving one’s hands slowly. We could use our own design to see how to use the stitches in practise. I outlined in straight stitch and filled with granite and zigzag stitches.
I likened this to drawing and shading. Unfortunately I created opposing shadows from two light sources in the front view of the figure and I need more practise with the technique of free machine embroidery. I think the drawing modules are helping to use this more usefully.