SKILL LEVEL:  Participants will need to bring their own sewing machine and have good, working knowledge of that machine.

January 13, 2018

St. James Episcopal Church, 11815 Seven Locks Road, Potomac, Maryland

1pm – 4.00pm

Members – $30

Non-Members – $40

The Noisy Paintbrush – Free Motion Stitch Embroidery

In this 3hr mini participants will create a sample using Susan’s techniques for free motion stitch embroidery.

All participants to bring:

  • SEWING MACHINE: It doesn’t need to be a fancy machine (mine is a 40+ year-old Kenmore!) but if it has a zig-zag feature that would help.  It’s preferable (but not mandatory) to be able to drop the feed dogs.   PLEASE BE SURE TO HAVE A WORKING KNOWLEDGE OF YOUR MACHINE AND BE SURE IT IS IN GOOD WORKING ORDER! ( Susan can trouble-shoot some mechanical machines but not computerized machines). Don’t forget the power cord and instruction manual
  • Long Extension cord (15-20’ is good)
  • Empty bobbins (5-10)
  • Extra sewing machine needles (in case needles break, which happens often in the beginning). Size 70 general purpose needles are good.
  • Threads– in a variety of colors that are appropriate for flowers, fish, butterflies, leaves, etc. (regular sewing thread). I will have a supply of threads but some machines are very fussy about thread type.
  • Glasses /Eye protection (to protect you from those breaking needles).
  • Embroidery scissors or snippers
  • Fabric: OPTIONAL light blue and/or light green (3/8 yard or more) to serve as backgrounds for gardens/landscapes/underwater scenes. (You do not need to pre-wash fabric)
  • Notebook, pen and pencil
  • Tweezers
  • Small screwdriver (for making adjustments on your sewing machine)
  • Small brush (for cleaning threads out of sewing machine)
  • A light or lamp if you would like

$25 Materials Fee includes:

  • German embroidery hoop,
  • bias tape,
  • instruction book,
  • muslin,
  • use of my threads