My go to machine for all my free-motion work is the Janome 1600P. This is a straight stitch sewing machine designed for home use. It has all of the outward appearances of an industrial sewing machine… built in cone thread stands, heavy duty metal construction, and it is a single stitch only machine. A review of this machine can be found HERE.
Today I got some fabrics ready to begin a few underwater embroideries. I love to use batiks for these as the colours are so vibrant. My stabilizer of choice is Sulky Totally Stable. You can see some of my green / blue / turquoise threads to the left.
Some machine stitching has been added to these. Now for some hand embroidery, and maybe a fish or two.