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Thread Sketching

Helene Knott
9:00 - 4:30
Mon March 17

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$ 185  

Please note this project needs a sewing machine with a free motion and a zig zag foot, the venue will have a few loaner machines to share. You may bring your own if you live locally.  Please be familiar with using a sewing machine.

More than quilting but not quite thread painting, thread sketching is a relaxed approach to machine stitching much like an artist’s thumbnail study. The sketching is easier than you might think being based on a printed design that will guide your machine work. There will be several sketching style designs to choose from printed on stabilizer. A kit will be available. Skill level:
Confident semi-beginners (with a familiarity with free motion stitching) and up.

Materials Fee $30 paid at beginning of class includes:

an 8 ½” x 11” sheet of pre-printed stabilizer, several neutral colors of thread, the base fabric, and topstitching needles

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• Embroidery Scissors or thread snips
• Sewing machine: Capable of free motion stitching with the proper free motion foot. NOTE: the venue will have loaner machines available by reservation, contact Art & Soul to reserve a machine.
• Your own source design (optional).
• A drawing pencil to trace the design (if you bring your own).


Click here for a printable page

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For your convenience, you may pre-order your materials for classes! Your materials will be waiting for you at the retreat. And you can always purchase additional materials at the retreat.

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