Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Embellish Stitch and Enrich

Embellish Stitch and Enrich

with Dale Rollerson

On-line class commencing Wednesday 4th June 2008

Duration: 6 lessons

Cost: $66.00 ($60.00)

Class Description

The embellishment machine is a wonderful addition to one’s array of other textile equipment; the sewing machine, heat gun, soldering iron and so on. The name implies embellishment and needlefelting but used in conjunction with your sewing machine and hand stitching, there are so many other things you can do with it. You will soon find yourself wondering what you did before you had one.

Obviously you will need a needlefelting/embellishing machine or attachment, a sewing machine and hand sewing needles to take this class plus an awful lot of other stuff you already have in your stash of goodies.

It is my intention for this workshop to be instructional, experimental and fun. We will explore on and

beyond your machine and each lesson will include a challenge.

Lesson 1:

First Things First – lots of sampling with fibres, yarns and fabrics to see what works for you. A time to play.

Lesson 2:

Scrumptious Surfaces – we will look at backgrounds created on the embellisher and build on the surfaces with hand and machine stitch.

Lesson 3:

The Woven Surface – cutting and weaving and putting it all together again

Lesson 4:

Creating Cloth from stitch and surface and a little knitting.

Lesson 5:

Bonding and Burning – how can you do a class with me without fusing and distressing?

Lesson 6:

The Finale – some quick drawings, some design and execute maybe an amulet, a magic carpet, a vessel or wherever your imagination takes you.

Interested? What next?

Email us (mail@thethreadstudio.com) to sign up and pay. We take Visa, Mastercard, PayPal or direct deposit.

Then I will email you the requirements you will need and invite you to join a special Yahoo group set up specifically for this class. The lessons will be available on a weekly basis beginning Wednesday 4th June 2008 for 6 weeks. You will be able to share your questions and experiments with others on the Yahoo group and post pictures of your work. I will be there to answer questions and you can always email me of course.

Lessons for this workshop will be available in .pdf format. I will email you each week with a link to the lesson which you will be able to download to your computer. You must have Adobe Reader 5.0 or higher to be able to open the lessons. Adobe Reader is a free software that you can download (http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html) It is more than likely you already have it on your computer.

The six lessons and Yahoo group will be open to students enrolled for 4 weeks following the final lesson to allow you extra time to further work and interact.

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