Online Class

Free-Motion Machine Embroidery

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Go beyond automated embroidery designs. Let Terry White teach you how to free-motion embroider on either a sewing or embroidery machine.

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What You Get

  • 9 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Terry White
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase, find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Take control of your machine and stitch fantastic, creative pieces with Terry White. She will go over the basics on how to trace, stabilize and hoop your design for some embroidery excitement.gLearn basic stitches on four practice pieces and carry those skills into your main project: "The Painted Bird." You will stitch smooth contours to create Terry's "Mod Flowers." Then use seed stitching and painterly fill on her "Painted Egg" pattern. She will teach you how to embroider "Springy Flowers" and "Scallop Circle" using vibrant, silk-like rayon threads. When all is said and done, you will have a wide variety of new skills at your disposal to embellish and enrich your quilting and sewing projects. Terry also guides you along the way as you set up your machine and troubleshoot any mistakes.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Getting Started
Meet Terry White and get started preparing your pattern for embroidering.
2. Setting Up Your Machine
3. Beginning to Stitch
4. Seed Stitch & Painterly Fill Stitch
5. Painted Bird Detail
6. Using Rayon Thread & the Scallop Pattern
7. Springy Flowers Project
8. Quilt Like a Thread Painter

Recommended with this class

  • Sewing machine with free-motion capability
  • 9" no-slip hoop

Taught by

Terry White
Terry White
Studio fiber artist and instructor Terry White has written multiple books on embroidery, including Thread Painting Made Easy and All Beaded Up by Machine.

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