Welcome to Day 29 of All About Machine Embroidery. Just three more days in this series.
Today’s topic is Redwork.
The term Redwork refers to a popular red thread used in 19th century outlined hand embroidery.
Today, we can recreate this look with machine embroidery. Below is a traditional Redwork design from Hatched in Africa.
Fortunately, digitizers have gotten really creative with redwork. It’s no longer all about Sunbonnet Sue.
How about these Enchanted Owls.
Notice, that none of these designs are stitched out in red.
That’s because Redwork is no longer about using red thread, but is popular using any color thread.
However, traditional Redwork has it’s place, too.
Where Redwork is concerned, I am more inclined to think outside the box, like this steampunk design. Perfect on a denim jacket.