Classes & Lectures

Stitch Mastery Book

Stitch Mastery Book

©2011 Stitch Mastery Book 

Make a stitch vocabulary sampler that includes all the basic thread embroidery skills. Bind your samples into a small fabric book to document all the skills and to take home so you're sure to remember.

Skill Set: thick and thin threads, thread magic appliqué, direct, shagged and cut away appliqué machine beading, and couching. It’s an introduction to everything technique oriented workshop  Skill level; Beginning to expert 1 Session 6 hour

A. Demo stitch vocabulary
                  Doodle ling
a. Garnet Stitch
b. Zigzag directions
c. Stippling
d. Signatures
B. Students practice stitch vocabulary on scrap fabric
C. Demo clean and oiling of all kinds of machines
     D. Demo and student practice time on
 a. Bobbin Work
 c. Appliqué techniques
  1. Cutaway appliqué
  2. Fused appliqué
  3. Shagged appliqué
      E. Embellishments
            a. machine beading
            b. couching novelty yarns

Materials for Stitch Vocabulary     
4 9” squares of hand-dye or muslin
4 9” square fuse a shade interfacing
1 9”square of Totally Stable
2 5” squares of wool or poly felt

Zigzag sewing machine with darning foot and #1 foot
Scissors (appliqué preferred)
10 bobbins
Extra bobbin case
Hoop or halo (optional)

Supply  Smorgasbord Kit  A collection of threads, hand dyed fabric and sheers you can use for your book (includes all materials and a topstitching 90 needle) available for $19.  Stabilizers, hand-dyes and thread are available for separate purchase. Prices are subject to change without notice

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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