Classes & Lectures

Thread Magic Overview

Thread Magic Overview

Sometimes people basically just want to watch. We’ll start with a stitch vocabulary that Includes all the basic thread embroidery skills. Then I’ll demo all the techniques. Your group will see working with thick and thin threads, thread magic appliqué, fantasy flowers and landscapes, machine beading, globbing, and couching. It’s an introduction to everything. 6 hour technique oriented workshop.

Skill level beginning to expert

A. Demo stitch vocabulary, darning foot, solid embroidery on
separate fabric
1. Doodle ling
2. Garnet Stitch
3. Zigzag directions
4. Stippling
5. Signatures

B. Students practice stitch vocabulary on scrap fabric

C. Demo clean and oiling of all kinds of machines

D. Discuss quilt design
1. Bobbin Work
2. Embroidered appliqué
3. Appliqué techniques
a. Cutaway appliqué
b. Fused appliqué

H. Demo all techniques above

J. Demo machine beading, and couching novelty yarns

K. Demo Binding

Materials for Stitch Vocabulary


2 9” squares of muslin
1 9” square of cotton quilt batt
poly embroidery thread
Kit available for $7.00



Zigzag sewing machine with darning foot

I bring in sheers, stabilizers, hand-dyes and thread to make these supplies available.



December 15, 2018
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