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2022 1017 - Intro to Deco- Stitch Art ~ Instructor: Diane Frates



Get to know your machine and some of its wonderful stitches! You will gain skill and confidence in yourself and your machine as you use decorative and utility stitches to create a unique piece of art.
Skill Level:
intermediate
Skill Details:
Confident beginner
Requirements:
Intro to Deco-stitch art Supplies and Homework Get to know your machine and some of its wonderful stitches in this class. You will gain skill and confidence in yourself and your machine as you use some of the different decorative and utility stitches to create a unique piece of art. This is a 2 day class for the Skilled Beginner Instructor: Diane Frates Cost $50.00 Supplies: Basic sewing notions Sewing machine and users manual Regular and satin stitch foot assorted sewing and machine embroidery thread medium weight cut away stabilizer (Pellon 30 or 40: Inspira cutaway light) light weight batting (like warm and white) fabric (4 coordinating colors: 1 light, 2 med/dark, 1 med colorful; see below) Muslin or light colored quilting cotton: 2 pc 12 x 16 (for sampler) Frixion pen or other heat erasable marker permanent fine marker or pen Fabric glue stick Basting spray Rotary Cutter and Ruler assorted textured yarns (I will have some to share with you) Note paper Homework to bring to class day 1: For your test/sampler: Make a sandwich out of muslin and cotton batting, pinned. Should be approximately 12" x 16". With a permanent ink pen, create a grid on muslin sandwich by drawing a line down the center horizontally, lengthwise (16") and multiple lines vertically approximately 1/2 to 1" wide all the way across. Your piece should look similar to this: From your machine, pick out a utility stitch like the overlock stitch. Starting in one of the squares, write the # of the stitch at the top, and the default stitch settings for length and width. Stitch out about an inch or two. Change the length and width settings, noting your changes on the sampler and stitch out a little more and see how your stitch changes. Repeat this process and fill in some more squares, always starting with the default setting first. Try out 2 more utility stitches like the curved stitch and the hemstitch, straight satin stitch, scalloped satin stitch, a couple of your applique stitches, a couple of heirloom or quilt stitches, and a couple of linear, curvy decorative stitches. You do not need to fill in every square in your sampler, as we will do some of this in class too. Bring to class these pieces cut for your art piece: You want your stitches to be the focus and your fabric is the canvas. Fabric that reads as solid or mottled is a very good choice. Your small scrap piece can be a colorful print to help bring the piece together. Batiks and quilting cottons are good fabric choices. 3 pcs of medium weight cut away stabilizer approximately 11 x 14 and, 9 x 14, and 4 x 14 3 pcs of light weight, cotton batting 11 x 14 and 9 x 14 and 4 x14 1 pc of fabric for mounting frame and 1 pc for backing, 11x 14. These can be the same fabric or coordinating, medium or dark colored fabric. 1 pc of light color fabric 9 x14 for stitching your flowers 1 small scrap piece of colorful fabric, coordinating with other fabrics, approximately 4 x 14
Instructor Name:
Diane Frates

2022 1017 - Intro to Deco- Stitch Art ~ Instructor: Diane Frates

Cost:
$ 50.00
Mon, Oct 17, 2022 at 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Tue, Oct 18, 2022 at 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
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