JUST TAKE A LOOK AT THIS: DOODLING WITH DECORATIVE STITCHES

Nancy Fiedler of Janome America has been having way too much fun recently......just look at what she is doing with janome machine decorative stitches and embroidery designs!

Nancy Fiedler of Janome America has been having way too much fun recently……just look at what she is doing with Janome machine decorative stitches and embroidery designs!

I recently bumped into my friend & fellow Janome Educator, Nancy Fiedler, at a show, where she gave an enthusiastic lecture on what she has been doing with Janome decorative stitches and embroidery designs. Like what you see with pen & ink doodling? Love playing with your Janome machine decorative stitches?  Well, Nancy has put the 2 concepts together and we were intrigued to see how she has taken Janome machine decorative stitching to a stunning new level.

Thank you, Nancy, for generously allowing me to take pics of your work to share with all of you…..hope you like these projects as much as we did!

A sunflower  doodled  cut in half to form 1 pillow of a pair....we love it , Nancy.

A sunflower doodled by Nancy & then cut  in half to form 1 pillow of a pair….we love it , Nancy.

 Doodling on flat fabric was a whole lot of fun but Nancy wondered how much more fun she could have by making a 3D object like her kitty cat.....what fun!

Doodling on flat fabric was a whole lot of fun but Nancy wondered how much more fun she could have by making her kitty cat into a 3D object…..what fun! Note the embroidery design amongst the dec. stitch doodlings – it is a design on our Janome Mc15000

Nancy added a splash of colour to the "traditional" black  white zentangling or doodling with dec. stitches.

Nancy added a splash of colour to the “traditional” black white doodling with dec. stitches.

What do you think? Want to dash off to your machine & try some doodling too? We know we do!

About lizafrica

I am the National Education Manager for Janome & Elna Canada (including Artistic Creative products) and I LOVE to sew! I have been employed full time in the sewing and quilting industry for almost 30 years so I bring a wealth of sewing knowledge & expertise to this blog. I enjoy all forms of sewing from quilting to sewing garments to machine embroidery and software. Pretty much everything in my life is seen through the eyes of a passionate sewer! I am constantly on the look out for fun, innovative and inspiring ideas to share with you all on this blog. I also love to read, knit , travel and spend time with my family and friends.
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13 Responses to JUST TAKE A LOOK AT THIS: DOODLING WITH DECORATIVE STITCHES

  1. ann says:

    there are two ‘tangle’ stitches on my Janome. What would one use them for?

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    • lizafrica says:

      Hi Ann,
      Sorry but I don’t understand what you mean by tangle stitches. I don’t know which Janome you have nor which stitch #’s you are referring to.
      Liz
      JANOME CANADA

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  2. Yomi Ojo says:

    Hope I can do more on my janome mc 12000 now because of creativity you display.Thank Yomi Ojo Yomandate .

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  3. Yomi Ojo says:

    Cool,fine and nice work. Yomi from Lagos Nigeria

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  4. Sheila Iseman says:

    Please do an extended class in this kind of thing close to Toronto. Sheila >

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  5. prujoy says:

    Wow that really is a fantastic new way to use the decorative stitching, now I just have to do more free motion practice.

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  6. Marilynn Nelson says:

    Awesome ideas with the doodles!!! Love it, and a fantastic job, love the machine!!

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  7. Sandra Clark says:

    Question actually: Did she do this free motion quilting or digitize the various designs and let the machine do it? Either way – I’m VERY impressed!
    Sandra

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    • lizafrica says:

      Hi Sandra,
      Nancy used a combination of hoop embroidery (digitized designs built into the Janome MC15000) and decorative stitches on the same Janome machine.
      I do not believe she used free motion on these projects – Looking at the pics I took, I don’t see any. She might have had batting behind her fabric on which she doodled so that the stitches became the quilting. But I am not so get sure.
      However, we have had such a huge response to this blog post so we are hoping to get some more information from Nancy to share – keep watching this blog!
      Yes, we are impressed too which is why I shared this with you all!

      Liz
      JANOME CANADA

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  8. Donna Morton says:

    Beautiful! What good ideas. Thanks to you and Nancy.

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  9. trinagallop says:

    That’s amazing!!

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  10. Jan Colling says:

    This is awesome! Makes me want to toss my 2 on the go quilt projects in the corner and make my own Art Deco cat. But, all good things in time. Using my 15000 for one quilt and my new Skyline for the other. Both machines have lots of great, wide decorative stitches, too!

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  11. Really nice. Inspires me to try a project

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