As I posted last week, I was asked to vendor at my church Women’s Day event this coming Saturday. I guess they asked me because I am always coming in on the Christmas Holiday selling what every I have made. I have nothing to sell, so I am crashing on trying to make up some bags and things this week.
So since I had my embroidery machine service last month I pulled it out to make some bookmarks. Well 5 hours later I have broken 15 to 16 needles and only have 3 bookmarks to show for it.
These are lace bookmarks, I am using one sheet of heavy water soluble stabilizer, needles I used are 75/11 embroidery; 80/12 topstitch; and 80/12 titanium. All of them broke. Along with the broken needles I was have thread breakage and the needle kept coming out.
This is all I was able to finish before giving up on this idea. They are lovely, but too much time wasted in making them, it takes 54 minutes to stitch them out. With all the broken needles I estimate it took me at least 1 1/2 hours to stitch each one of them.
I plan to call the person who serviced my machine to see if it is the machine or me or maybe even the design.
Do any of you embroider? Have you every had this problem? Any suggestions?
New name change “The Broken Needle Quilter”, how you like that.
The Slow Quilter