Wyoming guy on horse machine appliqué
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In the spirit of the state iconography I have been playing with, I thought it might be cool to create some appliqué designs that reference different states. So I started with Wyoming. You see this graphic on the Wyoming license plates of a guy on a horse. It’s iconic. I thought it would make a great machine appliqué.
Generally, the digitizing went alright, but my execution was not so great. (Notice all the fuzzy edges around the stitching.) First of all, I stitched it out in red corduroy – which seems a bit tricky for appliqué because it is a bit thick. Also – I used a thin statin stitch which left very little room for error when trimming away the excess fabric around the design. The reason why I used a smaller width for the satin stitch was because I didn’t want to lose the detail of the horse outline.
I actually liked the look of the design during the middle of the process when it was simply zigzagged on. I think the rough edge of the appliqué design suits the subject of the graphic.
I am thinking… a little boy t-shirt may be in the making. Thoughts?
This design is now available on the Machine Embroidery Geek Store