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with Pam Holland
Online Class

Thread-Painting Essentials: Photorealistic Quilts

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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.


  • intermediate
  • 6 episodes
  • 1h51m

Included in this Class

1. Selecting & Preparing Photos

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

2. Background Fabric & Thread

Find out what essential materials you'll need for your thread-painting project. Pam will help you choose the background fabric, threads and needles that will work wonders for your thread-painting projects.

3. Getting Started Stitching

3. Getting Started Stitching

Begin your project as Pam shows you where to start and how to illustrate with your sewing machine as you practice on a picture of slippers. You'll also find out how to bring texture to your thread paintings and enhance it by modifying the direction of your stitches.