Online Class

Stupendous Stitching

Adventures in Surface Design
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Set your sewing machine and imagination free in this fun exploration of embroidery designs, decorative sewing machine stitches, couching and binding.

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What You Get

  • 11 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Downloadable class resources, including a printable supply list, guide for making your own stitch sampler book and instructions for mounting fiber art
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Carol Ann Waugh
  • 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

In Stupendous Stitching, you’ll learn how to incorporate all kinds of stitches into your next fiber art project - whether you’re embellishing a quilt or adding pizzazz to a garment. Award-winning fiber artist Carol Ann Waugh will teach you how to change the look of each standard stitch by modifying its length or width, and you’ll create a personal stitch bible to serve as a handy permanent reference for future sewing and embroidery projects. In this 11-lesson course, you will use thread couching, decorative machine quilting and hand embroidery to make an original wall hanging. You'll finish your piece with a unique satin cord rattail binding, and mount it on a wood frame for a perfect presentation.

Have fun with all kinds of threads and stitches as Carol shares her love of stitching and color! Sign up today for Stupendous Stitching.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction
Fiber artist Carol Ann Waugh began quilting years ago, then stopped. After a decades-long hiatus, she returned to create Stupendous Stitching.
2. Materials
3. The Stitch Bible
4. Backgrounds
5. Couching
6. Decorative Machine Stitching
7. Hand Embroidery
8. Sandwiching
9. Trimming and Binding
10. Mounting Your Art
11. Other Uses

Taught by

Carol Ann Waugh
Carol Ann Waugh
Carol Ann Waugh is a fiber artist, teacher and author whose books include Stupendous Stitching and The Patchwork Quilt Design and Coloring Book. Carol Ann's award-winning work can be found in galleries and collections across the country, and in the pages of magazines like Quilter's Newsletter and Machine Quilting Unlimited. Her accessible, inspiring teaching style gives her students the confidence to discover their creative voice while making amazing pieces of art.

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