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Thread Magic Mastery: Working with All Kinds of Threads

Thread Magic Mastery: Working with All Kinds of Threads


©2011 Thread Magic Mastery: Working with All Kinds of Threads

    Explore working with all kinds of threads from thick to thin to lumpy using a
mixture of machine quilting, embroidery, thread sketching, embellishing and
machine beading to explore all these techniques workshop.  Skill level: Beginner to expert Skill Set: Straight and zigzag Stitch vocabulary, bobbin Work applique, machine beading, couching and globbing 
 1 Session, 6 hours project oriented class

A. Demo stitch vocabulary, darning foot, solid embroidery on separate fabric
a. Doodle ling
b. Garnet Stitch
c. Zigzag directions
d. Stippling
e. Signatures
     B. Students practice stitch vocabulary on scrap fabric
     C. Inspect practice pieces
     D. Create background Atmospheric elements
 1. Moons, suns and swirls, and water
 2. Rocks and leaves
      E. Bobbin Work
 1. Color theory
 2. working with thick thread
      F. Apply bobbin work applique
      G. Machine Beading, couching and globbing.

Materials for 11” x15" Wall Hanging
(You can choose what size you would like
your wall hanging to be. 11” x15” is simply a suggestion)
     1/2yard fabric for top (hand-dye available)
     11"x 15" piece Hydrostick (preferred)
      Totally Stable (optional if you wish to draw your own pattern)
      Decorative threads Metallics, polyester, pearl cotton, both thick and thin.
     (each metallic or thicker thread should have a light-weight, #40 polyester thread to match)
     Novelty yarns(optional)
     9”x9” poly felt
      1 11”x 8” sheet of Steam a Seam 2
      #5-8 Seed beads
      Aqua Film
      Angelina/Cristalina Fiber    

Zigzag sewing machine with darning foot
Halo hoop
Extra bobbin case (optional for Pfaffs, drop in bobbin machines)
#90 topstitching needles
Extra Bobbins (at least 10)
Marking pencils or chalk (Blackboard chalk will work)
Kit available:1/2 of hand dyed fabric (your choice),1 sheets of Steam-a-Seam 2 of Steam, all
Stabilizers and patterns for $19 Threads are extra .Hand-dyes, tools and threads are available if needed .

Student Class Information. Please read this before class.

I know many of the things I use for creating my quilts are hard to find. I won’t do kits for most classes because kits limit what I can bring you and limit your choices for your work. Instead I bring all kinds of resources into class for you so you can have what you need in class, without having to purchase something you don’t want.

Please bring anything you want to experiment with to class if you have them. But don’t worry about finding things that you don’t know where to get. Kit’s for fabric and stabilizer are available. But I leave thread choices up to you. I’ll bring in the right stabilizers, fusibles, hand-dyed fabrics, the best threads, and tools I trust. They’re there for you to choose so you can pick exactly what you need and want in class. You can make a tab and settle up at the end of your class time.

A big part of enjoying a class is being able to participate and experiment.  If your machine isn’t working right, it makes that harder. I will make every effort to help you if your machine is in trouble, but there are things you should do to help avoid problems.

Please bring a machine you are familiar with!  If you are borrowing a machine, make sure you know how to thread the machine, wind a bobbin, and change the feet. Bring your manual if you can, and all your attachments.

In general, sewing machines are like cars. They need regular maintenance. Before any machine class, please take your machine out, check that it has the correct feet, and that it's working properly. If it hasn't been tuned up in the last two years, please have that done. Your good experience in any machine quilting class depends on your machine being in its best condition.

You probably know what you need to make your sewing day more comfortable.  If you are more comfortable with a special light, chair or a pillow, bring it.  Also if you have an extending table for your machine, that can be a great help.

As a personal favor, please don’t wear perfumes or anything with strong scents. Or clothes that have perfume on them. I’m quite allergic to them. Other people may be too.

If you have questions or problems with your machine, or anything you are having trouble finding, feel free to call me and discuss it before class. I may be able to bring just the right gadget or book to make things work better for you.

Ellen Anne Eddy, 125 Franklin, Porter, IN 46304 219-9210885E-mail at Web site at Office Manager at  405-735-3703 or 405-361-5356



December 15, 2018
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