Okay, so I'm just doing some research for my A Level Art, and I'm studying the textiles artist Sue Rangeley www.suerangeley.co.uk. In the information she's sent me, she talks a lot of machine embriodery, which she uses to effetively "edge" her applique designs. She describes using an embroidery hoop with layers of stretched organza to effectively 'draw' out the shapes of her designs using straight and zig zag stitches. I was just wondering how/if this would be possible to do on a regular machine or whether it should be done on a proper CAD/CAM embroidery machine, I have access to both, and I was just wanting to find out the advantages and disadvantages of each, and which would be most successful and give me the most versitility in my own designs.
Thank you for any help/advice you can give me, it is so appreciated, I'm so confused!