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Thread Painting Workshop with Joyce Hughes

You don't want to miss this amazing hands-on class with Joyce Hughes!  Joyce is an amazing award winning fiber artists that uses her domestic sewing machine to create breathtaking fabric panels and quilts using raw-edge applique, thread painting and other various embellishment techniques.  During the class she will walk you through the process of creating a one-of-a-kind piece of art using your domestic sewing machine! Want to learn Dimensional Thread Painting but you think it is too hard. I often hear, “I am not creative", and "Can my Machine do this?" etc... Yes, You are Creative and Yes, you can do this on your Domestic Sewing Machine!!!

In this class you will start with a Beautiful Panel to Create a piece of Art! You will learn the proper steps of Dimensional Thread Painting and find it to be a fun and creative technique. Explore the various thread selection, setting up your machine for stitching techniques with free motion quilting of zig zag and straight stitching, bobbin work and embellishing with netting and crystals. See the fabric come to life as you sew and layer the threads on top of your design. You will use Thread as Paint – sew with different types of threads and color combinations.  Learn how to create interesting texture and dimension to your quilting project. You will leave with a full knowledge of Dimensional Thread Painting and create a One of Kind piece of Art!

Techniques Taught: Free Motion Quilting, Dimensional Thread Painting, Overlay Application, Chrystal Embellishment and Bobbin Work and More!

Class fee includes full day workshop with Joyce Hughes! Plus complete project kit that includes the panel, batting, backing & all threads needed in class.  (Additional panels will be available as an option for sale at the class.) 

Students should bring to class:

- Sewing machine that can do a zig zag stitch (please bring your machine manual in the case of any machine issues during class

- Free Motion Foot/Darning Foot (foot must be able to accommodate a zig zag stitch

Note if you like to use gloves, table sliders, etc. for Free Motion Quilting, please bring them to class.

- Extra Empty bobbins, minimum of 3

- Scissors to cut threads

- Practice quilt sandwich, approx. 12" x 12"

- Sewing Machine Needles Topstitch #90

(Back up Snow Date for this class is February 20th 10:00 - 4:00 p.m.)

Spring Water Designs Class Cancellation Policy and Inclement Weather Information can be found Here on our Policies Page

Joyce's New Book, Creating Art Quilts With Panels is available from Spring Water Designs Here

Materials Included: Price of the class includes class kit that contains Panel, batting, backing, and a spool of each of the threads used in the project ($45 approx. value)
Instructor: Joyce Hughes
Instructor Bio: Joyce Hughes

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.

Contact Us:

Phone: 410-381-0695
Address:  9691 Gerwig Lane Suilte G
                Columbia MD 21046
Hours: Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 
            Sat. 10 - 5 p.m. & Sun. noon - 4 p.m.