Learning the basics of embroidery technique will make your project more beautiful and last the test of time. Join BERNINA Educator, Adrienne Gallagher, as she shares her knowledge of embroidery. Samples will excite the imagination. Classes 1 and 2 set you up for embroidery success with important information on threads, needles, stabilizers, fabrics, templates, design transfer, hooping, and placement. Classes 3 through 6 introduce a new fabric each week. The special characteristics of each fabric are taken into account when choosing stabilizers and designs. An embroidery design is provided each week so you can complete the free basic project.
Lesson 1 – Intro To Embroidery: Needles, threads, stabilizers, and the 4 fabric types
May 17th 2 pm – 3 pm
Discuss which needles and threads are the best for my machine. Which stabilizers do I really need? Learn about the 4 basic fabric types and how we will treat them in the 4 projects.
Lesson 2 – Making a template, design placement, and hooping
May 31st 2 pm – 3 pm
In this session, we learn about design placement, and quick ways to create a template. Hooping strategies are demonstrated to get the best results. Also discussed is how to transfer designs from the computer to your sewing machine.
Lesson 3 – Embroidering on woven fabrics
June 7th 2 pm – 3 pm
A deeper look at woven materials, how they are made, and the best way to treat them. Woven materials come in many weights and finishes, how to select the best stabilizer combination for your fabrics. We will also discuss the best needles for embroidering on woven fabrics. Adrienne will demonstrate on a tote/bag or pillow cover. Free design and template for all participants in all file formats and sizes.
Lesson 4 – Embroidering on knit fabrics
June 14th 2 pm – 3 pm
A deeper look at knit materials, how they are made, and the best way to treat them. Knit materials come in many weights and finishes, how to select the best stabilizer combination for your fabrics. We will also discuss the best needles for embroidering on knits. Adrienne will demonstrate on a t-shirt. Free design and template for all participants in all file formats and sizes.
Lesson 5 – Embroidering on napped fabrics
June 21st 2 pm – 3 pm
Fabrics with nap and texture add a level of fun and sophistication to your embroidery projects. Attention to detail will make these projects with personality stitch out to perfection each time.
Lesson 6 – Embroidering on sheer fabrics
June 28th 2 pm – 3 pm
Sheer fabrics can offer some of the most interesting embroidery effects. These specialty materials need to be treated with extra care. Learn the stabilizers and techniques needed to make spectacular embroidery on sheer materials. Project files included.
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