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Thread Savvy: Stitch Flawlessly With Any Thread

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Discover everything you need to know to achieve professional machine embroidery results with any thread!

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What You Get

  • 8 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials, including embroidery designs
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Lindee Goodall
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

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Find out how to create a successful recipe for flawless embroidery results, no matter what you'’re stitching! Embroidery expert Lindee Goodall demystifies thread weight, stitch density and needle choices so you can easily select the right ingredients for any project. Learn the secrets to speciality thread success as Lindee reveals essential guidelines for working with polyester, rayon, cotton, metallic and more. Troubleshoot thread nests and bulky embroidery with a lesson on changing the density of any design and eliminate "bulletproof" embroidery for good. Plus, discover the radiant range of available threads and how you can use them to create stripes, texture and sheen without any extra steps!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction to Specialty Threads
Meet embroidery author and instructor Lindee Goodall as you gain an overview of decorative threads. You'll learn about thread weights and tensions, density charts that you can use as references for future projects, and ways to pair your threads with the best needles for the job.
2. Polyester Thread
3. Rayon & Cotton
4. Metallics
5. Glow-in-the-Dark & Solar Threads
6. Uncommon Specialty Threads
7. The Bobbin
8. Adjusting Density

Recommended with this class

  • Embroidery machine
  • Various fabrics for test stitching
  • Various threads of your choosing (Lindee demonstrates with polyester, rayon, cotton, metallics and more)

Taught by

Lindee Goodall
Lindee Goodall
Lindee Goodall is an award-winning digitizer with 20 years of experience in machine embroidery. A frequent guest on Martha’s Sewing Room, America Sews and America Quilts, Lindee has taught at numerous venues across the country and authored two books: Poetry in Motion and The Embroidery Cookbook. She has also written articles on digitizing and embroidery techniques for many publications, including: Stitches, Threads, Creative Machine Embroidery and Designs in Machine Embroidery.

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