Thank you, thank you, thank you. I've been back to the drawing board (my Janome 350e) and yes the bottom thread is cut between colour changes so that's ok AND I've found out that my machine does have a command to bring the hoop forward, just like DEBLEERL said! It looks slightly different to her description and is not the 'park' command I use at the end and is not in my manual as the picture of the screen is probably from the model before but I tried it and it works. It will make a huge difference so thaks again, all. Jan
Penny is correct about the bobbin thread etc. However, there are times when you might still want to move the hoop (ex. to place applique fabric). Your Janome should have a "park" command. On my Janome 10001 in embroidery mode, you press the Jog/ST button and it toggles the one above it from trace (looks like 4 arrows creating a square) to the park (looks kind of like a key with no teeth) Press this to move the hoop towards you and again to move it back. If you use this feature, don't forget to move the hoop back before you start stitching again or you will end up with a disaster.
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Shirlener nice to have you back and posting. Keep up the good words.
The problem with moving the hoop so that you can cut the top thread is that you are also dragging out extra bobbin thread that you aren't cutting. So when the machine moves to the next color and takes a stitch, it will bring all that loose bobbin thread up to the top and it will show.
That's true. I was thinking that the bottom thread got cut as well but it doesn't, does it. Oh well, back to the drawing board. Thanks for your answer. Jan
glad you got your answer.
Do you mean,"to cut away thread while working? Please be carefull, because I struggled with a sore finger for weeks after the needle went right through my vinger, and broke of. Hope I am understanding wrong.
Thanks for your concern, Marietta. I meant when the machine is stopped between colour changes but Pennyhal has given me the answer. I do try to keep out of harms way. Jan