The Fil Tire’ and Fancywork machine embroidery collections created by Suzanne Sawko and me have been mentioned in several posts.
There are three sets, Elements, Combinations and Frames and Phrases. The stitched samples make the post very image intensive, so each collection will be posted separately. They will appear in succession,as quickly as I can scan sew outs and write the descriptions.
A few of the free designs offered here have been from one of the three sets.I’m sorry this is more tedious than the one click purchase option on other upscale sites. This is more like a yard sale–bargain prices, changing inventory, and limited quantities. You might be surprised at some of the unique items I have in my stash/hoard/collection!
These designs are from the Fil Tire’ and Fancywork Combinations Collection. The cost is $35 if delivered electronically or $40 + postage if delivered on a cd.
For sale: Fil Tire’ and Fancywork Combinations machine embroidery collection. $35 downloaded or $40 + postage on CD. Designs require hoop sizes from 4 x 4 to 6 x 10″. This is the second of three Fil Tire’ and Fancywork collections.
See a Swiss flannel blanket with this design.
NOTE: These sew-outs were stitched to card stock and kept in a notebook. This caused the puckers in the fabric. The designs stitch out perfectly flat.
This collection was designed and digitized by my close friend Suzanne Sawko and edited by me.
Suzanne is an innovative digitizer with a great sense of design.
She was the first to digitize fil tire’ and, in my opinion, no one has ever duplicated the crisp, light, hand stitched look of her machine embroidered version of this classic hand stitching technique.
There are also designs that look very much like hand embroidery. Some were copies from antique embroideries, like this one which was featured on a ’30’s boudoir pillow. There is a single coordination flower in the collection.
When she first told me many years ago that she was digitzing fil tire’, I might have been skeptical had I not known her. Suzanne had already digitized so many hand look stitches like chain stitch for redwork, machine embroidered French knots, lazy daisy, pinwheel rose and more that I expected she would do it and do it well.
- See this design on a little quilt, “If apples were pears….”
There are 35 different designs, but 54 design files. Many identical designs are offered in two versions, like the two below. The first features web roses (shown unfinished–see the 5 legged cross at the very center of the fil tire’ and along the sides) which need some hand work, explained in the information file.
Other designs are offered with slight variations, such as a row of entredeux with three pinwheel roses at right. It can be stitched vertically with what might be ribbons or, if stitched in green, tendrils. This same entredeux design with pinwheel roses is also offered horizontally.
The dainty, wide V design is sweet on collars or as brackets around a tiny monogram. See this design on zig zag bonnet.
Another useful design for monograms is this corner. called monogram swag. The flowers look very much like hand embroidery.
If rotated, the corner below also works for a monogram or name.
As is, it looks sweet on a handkerchief corner or on either side of a yoke. This design was used on a set of child’s tea party linens.
I use this little floral spray frequently on baby blankets, to break up a line of feather stitching around the perimeter.
It was also used on the sides of a Swiss flannel baby shawl. A handkerchief corner is another place for this small design.
One of my favorites in this collection is the floral serpentine. It can be connected to a continuous line around a skirt or down a blouse front.
For those of you patient enough to read through all this and still eager to sample a design, please leave your request as a comment. I will e-mail the fil tire’ oval, one of the most frequently used designs in the collection, to you.