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Re: Free motion embroidery?
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Yup, that's it.  And because you are using the zig zag (i.e. wider) stitch,
it ends up looking very much like that done with an actual calligraphy pen
on paper.  The narrowing and widening of the lines in the text.

Take care, JJ



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Don't your arms get tired holding that machine up while the stitching
is taking place?

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Just kidding. Have a good one!



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Well, it's a workout!  ;-)

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You too!  JJ



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One of the reasons I was glad I kept one of my older machines was for just
this reason. As much as I love my bells and whistles electronic Designer1 it
doesn't have the manually hand controlled stitch width regulator for the
zig-zag stitch. Once I get into the rhythm of the calligraphy I can move the
hoop with my left hand and regulate the stitch width with my right on my
trusty old Viking. Same technique works well when doing branches, vines,
twisting willow leaves, ribbons, tousled hair and such. It's really fun to
do this with a variegated thread coordinating the width with the changing
colors.....it's mesmerizing.

Val




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Wow...I think it'll be a little time before I'm that coordinated doing this.
But it sounds like you end up with some neat looking stitches and projects.
JJ



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*giggle*  Uh - no....you push the fabric (in a hoop) around under the
stationary needle.
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Joanne
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DOH!  I completely missed that!  I'm blonde, what can I say!  ;-)  JJ



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Too late for me...see my post above. I thought of that after I wrote
it and then got smart later.

But you first!...LOL

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Yep, you got it.  Just a "regular" machine that does straight and zig zag
(and a couple of "fancy" stitches)...it's a nice machine.  I got it for
Christmas a couple of years ago and am really getting into trying new things
with it.  It's been fun!  Thx, JJ



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