A red sliver metallic thread was used to embroider the web. I do not use a presser foot. The silk fabric was painted with gray and purple.
Purple fabric ink was used to stain the sanded hoop and then waxed for a smooth finish rather than leaving the rough raw wood hoop. The hoop is 7 inches in diameter and is ready to ship.
The last photo shows the in-house witch, she often dresses as a clown witch! She's making a giant spider web for a party, and, she is being inspired by the Paris Cabinet! She's wearing one of her favorite skirts covered in pumpkins, notice her green crooked nose and pet spider dangling from her hat. Grizelda is going to be making cute stuffed frogs, ghosts and bats so watch for them here or at my other shop listed below.The German made treadle sewing machine, is foot powered, no electricity needed. I use these wonderful old machines because they are fun to use and peaceful, no loud motor! Many people do not realize free motion work has been done on foot powered machines since the late 1800s.
Doing free motion embroidery this way is like moving the paper under a pencil to draw and my feet are operating the foot treadle to run the machine, fun! I also use a topstitch needle because they have the largest eye to put less stress on the embroidery thread. I use Sewers Aid, available in my shop, to buff the top of my machine so the embroidery hoop glides more smoothly over the machine. This machine does not have dropping feed dogs so I set the stitch length to zero.
Topstitch needles available in my shop:
I've written a small book about cleaning and using treadle machines, it has lots of basic information about the different types of treadles you may find.
Some of my machines are pictured on my About page:
Thank you for looking, please visit my shop to see all my shop sections and listings. http://www.etsy.com/shop/TreadleLady
My second Etsy shop features some of my husband's art and my paper craft designs.