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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 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.


Lesson 2. Going Bigger With Templates


Lesson 3. Precise Template Layout


Lesson 4. Using Alignment Lines


Lesson 5. Advanced Alignment


Lesson 6. Creating Continuous Lace


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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