Gah! My bobbin thread is rising and the top thread keeps snapping!
Grrr, right! I WILL NOT LET THIS GET THE BETTER OF ME!
Finally, this cocky middle-aged idiot reached for the manual – which I had to download as I couldn’t find the physical one – and ‘flipped’ to the troubleshooting area.
Oh. My. Actual. Goodness! ALL IS REVEALED!!
Ok, so, turns out that most of the issues that I have been facing are because I did not have the embroidery tension OR the thread tension set up correctly.
Good grief! What a fool!
Armed with even more knowledge, and the manual, I tinkered and fiddled and …
… of we went!
Smooth sailing, no thread breaking and no unsightly bobbin bits showing – YAAAAAY!
Such a happy feeling when it finally finished.
I think that you will see why when you take a look at this …
Damn, I love this embroidery machine lark.
Ok, after shaking myself back to reality, I tried to mentally catalogue what I had learned from this.
- Don’t be a cocky git and READ THE MANUAL!
- Don’t be a magpie shopper and CHECK THAT YOU HAVE EMBROIDERY THREAD!
- I am quite good at fulfilling my creative urges via internet shopping.
LOL! Not sure I should be proud of the last one but hey, if it’s a skill, I should own it.
But seriously, at one point I was ready to throw my toys out of the pram along with the machine and give it up as a bad job but, thanks to me online mates and reluctance to give up, I can focus on learning the software end of things and start again at designing my own patterns.
Until then, I shall be sharing more of these stitchy adventures and I hope that you will join me, even if just reading my rants and ramblings.
For now, though, I must get back to actual work stuff.
Thanks for stopping by, and for getting this far if you did.
Bye for now.