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Thread-Painting Essentials: Photorealistic Quilts

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Capture the magic of your favorite photos using fabric and thread.

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What You Get

  • 6 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials, including supply list
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Pam Holland
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

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  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Create your own lifelike quilted images as you learn a variety of thread-painting skills. Textile artist Pam Holland will guide you step by step from thread-painting fundamentals to amazing techniques for outlining your image, creating true-to-life textures, blending colors beautifully and more.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Selecting & Preparing Photos
Get to know renowned quilter and thread-painter Pam Holland as she walks you through the basics of thread painting. Along the way, you'll learn how to select and capture the perfect photo for your thread-painting project. Pam will also give you tips for transferring your photographs to fabric.
2. Background Fabric & Thread
3. Getting Started Stitching
4. Portraits: Contour & Movement
5. Portraits: Color, Light & Texture
6. Quilting & Finishing Considerations

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Taught by

Pam  Holland
Pam Holland
Pam Holland has been creating quilts and textile art for more than 20 years, and she travels the world to teach the art of quilting. Pam's amazing, award-winning pieces have received lots of recognition, including Best in Show at the Houston International Quilt Festival.

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