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Snazzy Stitched Portraits

with Carol Ann Waugh
Snazzy Stitched Portraits
Express your creativity and personality as you make captivating, customized fabric portraits.
Discover art quilting alongside fiber artist Carol Ann Waugh, and learn to create one-of-a-kind fabric portraits for yourself or a loved one. Whether you want to stitch a portrait that's imaginative or realistic, Carol Ann's stress-free techniques will help you achieve the skin tone and characteristics of faces, eyes, eyebrows, noses, mouths, ears and hair. Capture just the right facial expression using Carol Ann's tips, and give your portrait some signature style with a cute outfit. Plus, accessorize your art with embellishments from your stash: beads, buttons, trims and more! Bring everything together with a beautiful backing and binding, and your unforgettable fiber portrait is ready to display.
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Lesson plan


Lesson 1. The Quilted Self Portrait

  • Meet your instructor, Carol Ann, and start gathering ideas before beginning your own beautiful stitched portrait.


Lesson 2. Faces & Necks

  • Learn how to identify face shapes and customize the class template before cutting and mounting the face and neck to the background.


Lesson 3. Facial Features

  • Discover how eyes, eyebrows and lips can change an expression and audition various features until you find ones that represent you.


Lesson 4. Stitching the Face

  • Learn what types of stitches to use and where to place accent details as Carol Ann leads you through the stitching process.


Lesson 5. Dressing the Portrait

  • Discover how to recycle a favorite shirt or make an outfit from fabric that's already in your stash as you add style and panache to your portrait.


Lesson 6. Creating Hair

  • Carol Ann demonstrates all of the different materials that can be used as hair, including fabric, wool roving, yarn and more!


Lesson 7. Quilting, Accessorizing & Finishing

  • Put the finishing touches on your portrait as Carol Ann leads a discussion on quilting techniques and shows you how to use a rattail binding.

Praise for Carol Ann Waugh's Stupendous Stitching:

"Carol Ann is a teacher. Not every artist or expert has that skill. The pace is spot on, her enthusiasm is catching and the instructions are clear. I have liked every Craftsy class I have taken to date and have learned from them all. But, this one also makes me feel happy. All the colors, textures and NO RULES!!!!"
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  • Answers to your questions from Carol Ann and your classmates
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