Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Letter Z

Happy Tag Tuesday everyone! I love any excuse to stitch, and the letter Z just called to me "Zig Zag!" 

I have a new sewing/embroidery machine, and this was a great time to try out some of the zig zag stitches.

You see, all I've ever had were basic sewing machines with maybe 15 stitch options. So to have a machine that has dozens and dozens of stitch varieties, and several just in the zig zag department is a whole new world for me.


Once I decided on zig zagging, I knew what I needed to sew. I've been upcycling my scraps lately in every way--art journaling, art quilts, and even clothing. So I had some fabric selvage edges laying around that I had made art lanyards with, and a couple of those scraps went right on the zig zag tag. (So it's actually a rag tag) I finished with a flower and some leftover trim from making a bellydancing scarf (yes, I've taken bellydancing classes!).

Here's a couple more photos, and I can't wait to visit the other tag artists! Thank you all so much for your kind comments last week and sweet welcome! What a wonderful group to be a part of. I love it!


12 comments:

  1. Congrats on the new machine :) sounds like a lot of fun. I love fabric so I adore your tag ;) Dxx

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  2. Beautiful tag, have fun with your new machine, it sounds great! Valerie

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  3. Amazing tag and the new machine sounds terrific. Great Z word to chose.

    Chrissie x

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  4. Great 'Rag tag' Sandy Leigh. Lovely stitching and the colours are so feminine :0)

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  5. So wonderful to see a tag completely made using textile techniques. I love that you've made good use of a variety of stitches on your new machine too!
    Juliax

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  6. What a pretty rag tag! Have fun with your new sewing machine. Carolyn xx

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  7. How pretty! Great colors, and I love the beading at the bottom!

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  8. Every time I see one of your tags I'm tempted to pull out fabric scraps (to date I've always just stuck to paper). Wonderful tag - enjoy your new machine!

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  9. How lovely to have a new machine to play with, this is a lovely tag, well done! X

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  10. Love your zigzag rag tag, and that gorgeous beaded trim finishes it off very nicely. Now can I be just a wee bit envious of your fab new machine?

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  11. I love stitched tags , the idea of a zigzag rag tag is brilliant, love the beading, Jane xx

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  12. This is such a pretty Rag Tag, I love it! :o)

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