Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Radical Experiment

So, for a while now, I have been wondering if it is possible to use my embroidery machine with a twin needle using cyan and magenta threads to get a 3D effect. Due to a serendipitous confluence of events -- specifically, the good folks at Urban Threads posted something on Facebook about 3D embroidery AND my machine happened to be hooked up at the exact same time -- this was the evening to try it.

Guess what? WIN!

I can't find my 3D glasses -- I know they're in the house somewhere -- so I'm using my kids' transparent plastic tangram shapes to get the 3D "Magic Eye" effect.

This is just some junk muslin that I hooped up, the design is a symbol font that I previously digitized as an outline with my 4D QuickFont software, stitched out with a 6mm twin needle using rayon threads in the closest I had to true cyan and magenta. Nothing special, nothing to keep...but the concept worked!! [Insert maniacal laughter here.]

I will definitely be doing some more of this space (if you dare).