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Join international free motion quilting star Helen Godden in this informative workshop as she shows you all about couching! Learn how to use a couching foot: couching and laid work are techniques in which yarn or other materials are laid across the surface of the ground fabric and fastened in place with small stitches of the same or a different yarn. The couching threads may be either the same color as the laid threads or a contrasting color. This technique is a real eye-catcher and instantly adds texture and depth to projects, and Helen is so excited for you to try it along with her!

Cost: $ 249.00
International quilting star Helen Godden is coming to teach at Central! In this workshop, select from one of Helen's Feathered Friend designs and trace a 14" design on to 20" black homespun. With demonstration and no previous painting skills required, we then paint and combine colours to blend and create our birdie block! Once they are dry and sandwiched, Helen will demonstrate a wide variety of fresh and fun free motion quilting styles that will complement your work and add so much life and energy into it! You will take your skills to the next level by pairing a unique medium (paint) with free motion quilting to create something truly stunning and one of a kind.

Cost: $ 249.00
International quilting star Helen Godden is coming to teach at Central! This quilt introduced Helen's technique of "Paintchwork".. Not pieced but painted patchwork created with luminous acrylic fabric paints. Using one of 12 designs, Day 1 you paint your Flying Into Colours wall hanging 60 x 80cm (23 x 31) combining a totem (eg sea turtle) with ribbons and Paintchwork like in Helen's quilt Freedom. Then Helen will demonstrate how to combine colours and students will paint beautiful blended ribbons and Paintchwork onto black fabric. (no previous painting skills required) Day 2 with Helen's expert guidance, booklet of Free-Motion designs and lots of demonstrating, students will enhance their piece with a wide variety of free-motion quilting styles to complement their work.

Cost: $ 349.00
This techniques class allows students to learn first-hand how to use 100wt InvisaFil thread and discover its benefits! This ultra-fine thread offers a great breadth of utility, and you can utilize it in your sewing room and apply it to multiple projects. Students will learn how to use InvisaFil for hand and machine applique, English paper piecing, stitch in the ditch, and stippling. This class is a great introduction to the multiple uses of InvisaFil and will show you how you can get better results simply by changing the thread. It?s also a wonderful opportunity for students to try out several techniques under the guidance of the Threaducator.

Cost: $ 40.00
This techniques class allows students to learn first-hand how to use 100wt InvisaFil thread and discover its benefits! This ultra-fine thread offers a great breadth of utility, and you can utilize it in your sewing room and apply it to multiple projects. Students will learn how to use InvisaFil for hand and machine applique, English paper piecing, stitch in the ditch, and stippling. This class is a great introduction to the multiple uses of InvisaFil and will show you how you can get better results simply by changing the thread. It?s also a wonderful opportunity for students to try out several techniques under the guidance of the Threaducator.

Cost: $ 40.00
These thick and gorgeous 8wt threads are perfect for embellishing projects in all kinds of ways, but many beginners won't know how to begin using them as they won't fit through the eye of a sewing machine needle. This class will focus on showing how beautiful these threads can be when used for couching by hand and machine, and hand embroidery. The Threaducator will demonstrate machine couching you'll get the opportunity to try it for yourself! Learn how to use decorative stitches that you see in crazy quilting, hand embroidery and wool applique.

Cost: $ 40.00
These thick and gorgeous 8wt threads are perfect for embellishing projects in all kinds of ways, but many beginners won't know how to begin using them as they won't fit through the eye of a sewing machine needle. This class will focus on showing how beautiful these threads can be when used for couching by hand and machine, and hand embroidery. The Threaducator will demonstrate machine couching you'll get the opportunity to try it for yourself! Learn how to use decorative stitches that you see in crazy quilting, hand embroidery and wool applique.

Cost: $ 40.00
12wt cottons, Spagetti and Fruitti, will be the feature in this hands-on techniques class! Students can play with the threads, experience how they run on their machines, and learn the best settings and decorative stitches to run the thread successfully. Free motion stitching, decorative machine applique and hand quilting will be covered. Serger technique samples will also be shown. You'll also learn about the benefits of Spagetti and Fruitti?s ultra-low lint finish, making it an ideal thread for reducing lint build up in the machine. These threads give projects a clean, professional stitch quality that can be relied on.

Cost: $ 40.00
12wt cottons, Spagetti and Fruitti, will be the feature in this hands-on techniques class! Students can play with the threads, experience how they run on their machines, and learn the best settings and decorative stitches to run the thread successfully. Free motion stitching, decorative machine applique and hand quilting will be covered. Serger technique samples will also be shown. You'll also learn about the benefits of Spagetti and Fruitti's ultra-low lint finish, making it an ideal thread for reducing lint build up in the machine. These threads give projects a clean, professional stitch quality that can be relied on.

Cost: $ 40.00