Free Motion Machine Stitching on Felt

Machine stitching on felt adds wonderful details and is a simple process. It does take a bit of practice but I can show you ways that make it much simpler.

Framed Free Motion Stitched Seed Heads

The fourth module of Embellishing Felt with Surface Design Techniques – A Mixed Media Approach is Free Motion Machine Stitching on Felt. The cost for the 4 week course is $45.00 (US). Please see the schedule below for the 2018 course schedule. To register for the course, please fill out the contact form at the bottom of the page during open registration. If you would like to be notified when registration opens for the next class, please fill out the contact us form with the class name and date in which you are interested.

 

In week one of the course, you will learn the basics of free motion stitching. I will show you the basic techniques and equipment needed as well as give you lots of practice ideas to improve your skills.

During week two, we will concentrate on machine lace techniques and how to incorporate them into felt making. You will learn to use a hoop in the machine with water soluble fabric.

Week three is all about thread sketching. We’ll start out with easy designs and then progress to how to use water soluble fabric to transfer a design and free hand thread sketching.

The final week is all about experimentation and moving forward with your newly found free motion machine skills. I will show you how to add stitch to a felt painting as well as other ideas in how to use your sewing machine to enhance felt.

Please click on the link below to view and print the supply list for this class.

supply-list-free-motion-stitch

Course work will be supplied in PDF format, a link to view the PDF online will be provided on the class website, where you can then download it to keep. Videos will be available throughout the class but not available to download. You will be given a link to the online class website. The class website will have sections for students to show their work and ask questions, and also a section specifically for asking the instructor questions. The instructor will visit the forum daily.

The cost is US$45.00 for the 4 week course with an extra 2 weeks of instructor support after the 4 weeks for a total of 6 weeks. You will be billed/invoiced by PayPal and the vendor name on the bill will be The Purple Pomegranate. Class sizes are limited to 50. A Class Website Navigation PDF, and an Adding Photos to the Class Website PDF will be attached to the Paypal invoice for your convenience.

2018 Class Schedule

January 5, 2018 (Registration opens on December 15, 2017)

April 6, 2018 (Registration opens on March 16, 2018)

July 6, 2018 (Registration opens on June 15, 2018)

October 5, 2018 (Registration opens on September 14, 2018)

Dates subject to change without notice.

To sign up for the class, please fill out the contact form below. Please include the email address you use for PayPal (it won’t be published on the site) if it is different than your usual e-mail. Registration for this course is now closed. If you would like to be notified of the next open registration, please fill out the contact us form here with the name of the class in the comments section. 

 

7 Responses to Free Motion Machine Stitching on Felt

  1. What type of sewing machine do I need for the online class, stitching on felt? I have a 1940 Singer that simply goes forward and back.
    If I have to buy a new one I would like to know what features to shop for.

    • ruthlane says:

      Hi Phyllis,

      Thanks for your interest in this class. It will be a while before it is offered though. I would suggest a machine that has the ability to lower the feed dogs. Other than that, it can be fairly basic. You could probably use the Singer but it would be a bit more difficult to handle. Brother machines are a good machine that aren’t very expensive. Make sure the feed dogs can be lowered and it would help if it came with a darning foot. But you can buy those separately if needed. Hope that helps.

    • Mary Holder says:

      I got a Janome TXL607 it got a lot of features does machine embroidery like letters. It was on sale hence me getting it. It’s a great machine I can use it for embroidery and also dress making if I want. A good all rounder machine.

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