Saturday, August 14, 2021

I'm teaching at Bernina World of Sewing in September!

I’m only teaching two classes this year because of COVID. I’d love to have you in one of them!  Bernina World of Sewing in Raleigh has opened up a spacious classroom next to the shop, and we will be able to spread out to work. Questions? Please contact me. To register, please go to the shop’s website, or contact them. 

Raleigh NC
Sept. 25
Wholecloth Painting: Botanicals
Sept. 26
Thread Sketching: Still Life with Three Fruits

Bernina World of Sewing

6013 Glenwood Ave

Oak Park Shopping Center

Raleigh, NC  27612


Sept. 25
Wholecloth Painting: Botanicals

Students will learn the basics of creating wholecloth painted quilts based on photos. Students can choose from the four botanical projects shown above, and will work from line drawings and my photos to recreate the image using acrylic textile paints. Afraid to try this technique? Don’t be! My students get great results. We will cover:

  • selecting the right photos for great results
  • which paints and fabrics to use and why
  • how to transfer your design to fabric
  • painting and blending techniques
  • quilting considerations

Sept. 26
Thread Sketching: Still Life with Three Fruits

Learn how to add highlights and shadows, and blend colors using thread sketching to create a realistic still life. Students learn how to:

  • cut pieces from fusible adhesive and fuse them to the background
  • stabilize the fabric surface
  • choose the right threads and needles for thread sketching
  • adjust tension for the correct stitch
  • add color, highlights and shadows using thread
  • quilting considerations

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