Join embroidery expert Sue Spargo and layer, stitch and embellish your way to textural works of art! Select complementary fabric, ribbon and trim to create lovely, layered appliqués that serve as a base for your embroidery. Discover array of edging stitches for vibrant, velvety texture, and dive into decorative stitches and their intricate variations. Then, master dimensional wrapped stitches with Sue's expert tips. Enhance your embroidery with wow-factor woven stitches and bring exquisite energy to your stitching with beautiful beading techniques. Practice these dazzling designs on Sue's exclusive butterfly sampler or add them to your own creative stitching!
Meet your instructor, acclaimed quilting artist Sue Spargo, whose colorful and energetic folk quilts will inspire you to embroider in a whole new way! Kick off the class with an exploration of fabric color and texture pairings before learning how to layer your appliqué shapes to create a wonderful base for your embroidered stitches.
Familiarize yourself with a variety of needles and threads, including Sue's insider tips on which ones will help you the most for specific stitch types. Then embark on the Pekinese and couching stitches, which are smooth outline edging stitches with dozens of variation possibilities. You'll love the woven and velvety looks of these gorgeous options.
Discover some of Sue's favorite decorative edging stitches, including basic and more complicated variations of the fly stitch, crested chain and rosette chain. You'll learn how to choose a direction, thread your needle and carefully stitch as you follow the outline of Sue's butterfly designs.
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