A-Z Challenge 2016
O is for ... Overlocker
O is also for ... Over Dyeing Fabric and threads
Which is something I would love too do :D
First up ... The Overlocker
|What a groovy machine!|
An Overlocker machine is one that stitches over the edge of one or two pieces of fabric to create a seam or hem (edging). Most overlocker machines will also cut the fabric as it goes along ...
(ooo ... I guess the kiddies can keep my scissors, as they always end up in their bedroom! grrrr lol)
This looks pretty much like an ordinary sewing machine! I wonder if I could work some more of my crafty magic on one of these! Mind you, if it is anything like when I get my sewing machine out ... I wouldn't get a look in at it!!
I think once I get a lot more confidence up on the sewing machine I may well try my hand at this machine!!
Over Dyeing fabric and threads ...
Here is a link for Martha Stewart's website which details how to Over Dye fabric! I have never been brave enough to try! I always make such a mess in the bathroom with hair dye ... never mind fabric dye! oh my!!
(image from mykidcraft.com)
I found this lovely chart on the internet too! Very handy!!
The best threads that I love to use when making something a little bit more special or fancy ...
Weeks Dye Works Threads
I hope you have enjoyed this post ... two of my favourite crafts, so I have really enjoyed writing this post :D
Now back to some stitching so I will have some stitching progress to show off late on :D
Bye for now
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