Cathy Jack Coupland: Thread Painting 12-13 August

$280.00

This class will suit those with some machine embroidery knowledge or those who wish to gain confidence working at their machine with the feed dogs down. Inspiration for this work comes from the natural world and utilises the design elements of line, shape and colour. The design above will be provided, however, only a small part will be worked in class. The class will cover sitting and working at your machine, threading, thread and needle choices, transferring the design, gaining confidence stitching with the feed dogs down and finishing the edges of the work. Thread painting is a wonderful technique.

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This class will suit those with some machine embroidery knowledge or those who wish to gain confidence working at their machine with the feed dogs down. Inspiration for this work comes from the natural world and utilises the design elements of line, shape and colour. The design above will be provided, however, only a small part will be worked in class. The class will cover sitting and working at your machine, threading, thread and needle choices, transferring the design, gaining confidence stitching with the feed dogs down and finishing the edges of the work. Thread painting is a wonderful technique.

Dates: 5-6 August 2017

Price: $240 (early bird price) $280 (late booking)

Requirements:

  • Sewing machine in good working order with the ability to drop the feed dogs.  If unsure, check your machine manual.
  • ½ metre of white acrylic felt.  I buy mine from Spotlight.  It’s around $7/metre and is fairly firm but not thick.  You will be using two layers to stitch into.
  • Size 90 topstitch needles.  I buy mine through Julie Woods of Superior Threads.  These needles are titanium coated.  They have a large eye and last longer.
  • Rayon and polyester threads (shiny) in your colour choices.  You will be using two threads through your needle at one time, so will need two colours the same or similar colour.  Remember value is important, so a mix of light, medium and dark colours will make your work sing.  
  • Spare bobbins to fill with appropriate colour to match the top thread.  I usually use a cheaper poly thread (not shiny) for the bobbin.  Just use what you have.
  • A thread stand, if you have one.  I use one all the time as it helps the thread go through the machine better.  I will explain why.  If you don’t have one, don’t worry.  We can usually work around it.
  • Small, sharp embroidery scissors.  
  • Small piece of solvy to transfer the design.  This is left in the work and will be completely covered by stitch, so will not be seen.
  • A Uni-ball Signo TSI pen to transfer the design onto the solvy.  I bought mine from a newsagent.  They come in a variety of colours and cost around $3.50.  Choose a colour that blends with your chosen colour palette.  

 

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