Add dimension and texture to your embroidery with step-by-step guidance from expert Deborah Jones! Learn to use embroidery foam to create puffy designs with clean, polished edges, then explore trapunto – a fun, raised technique you can make with batting or cording. And, unleash your inner artist as you color your stitches with fabric paint! Next, add fantastic texture to your embroidery with fringe, and see how thread selection lets you vary the look from straight to curly. Learn tips for faux-fur and vinyl embroidery, and make your projects sparkle with Deborah’s hassle-free substitution for metallic thread. Finally, discover how to add crystals and stones to your designs, both individually and with a crystal transfer you can create yourself. Tips for editing your own design files so you can use these techniques are included – as well as 10+ free designs!
Learn to make professional-looking embroidered knits from your home embroidery machine. Deborah Jones will teach you how to hoop, stabilize and handle even the trickiest of knit fabrics, giving you the poise to create commercial-quality golf shirts, sweatshirts, swimsuits, fleece blankets and more. Learn to assess the stabilizing needs of your knit fabric, no matter how stretchy it is, and hoop it without the fear of crooked designs or hoop burn. Practice your skills with the six embroidery designs included with your class materials.
Discover the joy of embroidering towels, holiday stockings, stuffed animals and so much more. Deborah Jones walks you through hooping, handling and stabilizing techniques for a wide range of specialty textured fabrics, including stitching and finishing techniques that will make your projects stand out from the crowd. This class takes your basic machine embroidery skills to the next level, teaching you the ins and outs of fabrics that so many of us would love to embroider but feel intimidated to try.