Monday, March 10, 2014
Anyone Can Do It Thread Painting
Meeting / Lecture
March 10, 2014
Nancy Prince Lecture - Anyone Can Do It Thread Painting
---from Nancy's website
Thread painting and I had a natural love affair from the first stitch. Being able to capture a favorite photo or familiar scene in thread and fabric has been an amazing adventure for me, one in which I would like to share with you. I invite you to stay a while and explore the world of thread painting.
So what is thread painting all about? Thread painting, or free-motion machine embroidery, is a unique way of embellishing your quilts by “painting” the images on your quilt top, clothing or anywhere your imagination takes you. The quilt top is your canvas and the thread is your paint. In thread painting, because the feed dogs are dropped, you are guiding the hoop and thus maintain control. You are only limited by your imagination as to what images you can paint on fabric.
Thread painting might look difficult, but it is actually very simple. No advanced skills are necessary and the best part is that no special machine is required. I call it my anyone-can-do-it approach. Set your machine to a straight or zigzag stitch, drop the feed dogs and you are in business.
March 10, 2014 (1 - 4p)
Class Fee $20
Thread Sketching: Flowers of the Night - Nancy Prince
Thread sketching is a fun and easy technique to learn. It is especially easy when you let the background fabric provide some of the work for you. In this class you will learn the importance of selecting the right thread color as well as the importance of using different weights of thread in the same design to give more realism to your project. A great way to start your thread sketching adventure! All levels.
March 11, 2014 (9:30 - 3:30)
Full Day Workshop (Setup begins at 9a)
Class Fee $35
Thread Painted Landscapes - Nancy Prince
Nancy's most popular workshop introduces the two thread painting techniques she uses. Using Nancy’s “anyone-can-do-it approach” you will learn how simple thread painting is. A zigzag or straight stitch are the only stitches necessary to create amazing thread painted designs. No artistic skill is needed so come join us for a day full of fun. Simple designs have been selected to boost your confidence right away. For advanced beginners and higher