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Big Embroidery With a Small Hoop

with Lisa Shaw
Big Embroidery With a Small Hoop
Discover innovative techniques that expand your machine embroidery area and demystify alignment and multi-hoop projects!

Think (and stitch) outside the hoop with embroidery expert Lisa Shaw as your guide. Get started with a charming felt purse as you learn how to embellish a blank purse with an all-over design, regardless of hoop size. Discover tips for aligning templates, and delve into multi-hooping to adorn a plush towel with a three-part design. Dress up a denim shirt with organic designs as Lisa introduces you to her secret weapon, a trick that practically auto-aligns templates for you! You’ll also learn to use embroidery software to add alignment lines to any file and build on new skills to make an adorable tech case, extra-large embroidery and even a freestanding continuous lace border. Never be limited by your hoop size again. Learn insider tips and tricks that will take your embroidery as far as your imagination desires! 

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Lesson plan

15:29

Lesson 1. Thinking Outside the Hoop

  • Meet your instructor, embroidery expert Lisa Shaw. You’ll jump right into your first project as you embroider embellishments for a felt purse without having to use templates.

15:04

Lesson 2. Going Bigger With Templates

21:06

Lesson 3. Precise Template Layout

9:52

Lesson 4. Using Alignment Lines

9:05

Lesson 5. Advanced Alignment

9:42

Lesson 6. Creating Continuous Lace

10:07

Lesson 7. Perfecting Alignment With Software

"This class makes a 4 x 4 hoop limitless in scope! I have even purchased DVDs on splitting designs. They made it sound so complicated I never even tried. This class makes it EZ PZ! Can't wait to try it out. Many many thanks."
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