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  05:10:00 am, by Airycat   , 245 words  
Categories: Needlework, Machine Embroidery


That doesn't sound exciting. It really isn't, either, but I did cheer the subject up a bit. In 2013, I took one of those orange chamois cloths I got at the state fair and cut it into eight pieces to use as dishcloths. I did some machine redwork on them to cheer them up. It was a learning experience. They're good little cleaners, but the key word there is "little." Add to that the fact that orange is not my favorite color and, meh.

At the last fair, I sought out the colorful chamois. I finally got around to working on it this week. Instead of eight, I cut it into six 9" x 10" pieces. I wanted different designs, too, so I found some lovely colorwork roosters (Deco Line Roosters) at Julia's Needle Designs.

I  took these at night, so they're not the greatest photographs.


This is all six, together. The one in the upper right is wet. The lower right has been wet. The rest are new.


Much as I like this blue it's not accurate.


This one is not accurate, either.


I think this is the truest color.


This is the wet one.


A nice straight image. Too bad it wasn't head on.


You can see how stiff and curly the chamois is before it gets wet.

It's a humble use of the embroidery machine, but these will add a little cheer to the mundane tasks for which they're used.

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