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Training on the basics of embroidery and how to be successful using any fabric for your next embroidery project. Learning the basics of embroidery technique will make your project more beautiful and last the test of time. Join BERNINA Educator, Adrienne Gallagher, as she shares her knowledge of embroidery. Samples will excite the imagination. Classes 1 and 2 are lecture/demonstration sessions to set you up for embroidery success with important information on threads, needles, stabilizers, fabrics, templates, design transfer, hooping, and placement. Classes 3 and 4 are projects designed to help you learn about various fabrics. The special characteristics of each fabric are taken into account when choosing stabilizers and designs. Embroidery designs will be provided so you can complete the 2 free projects.Lesson 1 –
Intro to embroidery: Needles, threads, stabilizers, and the 4 fabric types Discuss which needles and threads are the best for my machine. Which stabilizers do I really need? Learn about the 4 basic fabric types and how to stabilize them.Lesson 2 –
Purchasing a design, Making a template, design placement, and hooping In this session, we learn about design placement, and quick ways to create a template. Hooping strategies are demonstrated to get the best results. Also discussed is how to transfer designs from the computer to your sewing machine.Lesson 3 –
Knits & towels A look at how to embroider on knits, especially clothing, what stabilizers are used. A deeper look at towels and other plush fabrics. Our class project will be to embroider on a hand towel.Lesson 4 –
Embroidering on woven fabrics A deeper look at woven materials, how they are made, and the best way to treat them. Woven materials come in many weights and finishes, how to select the best stabilizer combination for your fabrics. We will also discuss the best needles for embroidering on woven fabrics. Adrienne will demonstrate on a quilted coaster. Free design and template for all participants.