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 appliqué. If time and machines permit, a demonstration will also be given for bobbin work and serging. Project examples that use the 8wt threads will be shown with explanation on how the different techniques used can give different results. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn how easy it is to include heavy threads as part of your sewing arsenal, as well as what an impact these bold threads can have in any project!
- your sewing machine in good working order, with manual, power cord, foot control & all accessories
- pins, needles
- scissors, fabric marker
- please bring your own binder to keep handouts in!
- couching foot (available for purchase in-store)
- hand sewing needles with an eye large enough to fit 8wt thread (available for purchase in-store)