CANDLEWICKING FOOT FOR VIKING AND JANOME
What is a candlewicking stitch? Candlewicking began as a hand embroidery style using thick cotton thread and elaborate knots.
You can recreate these stitches using your sewing machine and a specialty foot. Why do you need a special foot? This foot has a very wide, deep groove on the bottom enabling the thick candlewick stitches to clear the presser foot. Be sure to use stabilizer and/or starch your fabric.
The foot does not just work for candlewick stitches. This foot works well for sewing satin stitches or any dense stitches. Experiment with heavier threads when doing a candlewick stitch. Try a 30 wt. or a variegated thread.
If your Viking sewing machine does not have built in candlewick stitches and you have a machine where you can program stitches, it is possible to make your own stitches. For Viking machines, the foot works on 1, 6, and 7 machines.
If you do not have candlewick stitches on your machine be sure to experiment and make your own stitches. If your machine does not have a variety of different size candlewick stitches, try to program different sizes.
For most Husqvarna Viking Sewing Machines with Programming Capabilities:
Prog: (zigzag stitch, width 2.0, length 0.0), enter this program seven times, (straight stitch, width 0, length 1.5-2.5) enter two times (experiment with length settings, the French Knots are spaced further apart with a longer stitch length).
Janome does not have a candlewick foot. However, the Janome beading foot does work due to its deep groove on the underside of the foot.
Go to our Pinterest Board to find out more information on Janome machine candlewick stitches.
CLICK HERE: http://bit.ly/29PN0vo for link to our Pinterest Sewing Machine and Serger Presser Feet Board for more information on candlewicking with your sewing machine.