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Thread-Painting Essentials: Photorealistic Quilts

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Item # 15241102
Instructor : Pam Holland
$39.99 $24.99
Skill Level 2 : Some experience
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.   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. More
Capture the magic of your favorite photos using fabric and thread.

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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. 
 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.
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   Pam Holland

Pam Holland has been creating quilts and textile art for more than 20 years, and she travels the world to teach the art of quilting. Pam's amazing, award-winning pieces have received lots of recognition, including Best in Show at the Houston International Quilt Festival.

Materials: What you Need

1 . Sewing machine  with free-motion foot (open-toe) 
2 . Camera
3 . Paper-backed fusible web 
4 . High-resolution photo
5 . Freezer paper
6 . Inkjet printer
7 . 70/10 and 80/12 Sharp needles
8 . Scissors 
9 . Assorted fabric 
10 . 100% cotton batting 
11 . Assorted threads
12 . Empty bobbins (at least 20) 
13 . .5 mm black pigment pen
14 . Prismacolor colored pencils
15 . Mechanical pencil
16 . Fabrico markers
17 . Ruler
18 . Cutting mat

Lesson Plan: What you Learn

Lesson 1 : Selecting & Preparing Photos
00:15:34

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.

Lesson 2 : Background Fabric & Thread
00:12:12

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.

Lesson 3 : Getting Started Stitching
00:19:27

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.

Lesson 4 : Portraits: Contour & Movement
00:26:07

Discover how to bring thread-painted portraits to life with a variety of techniques. Pam will show you how to layer threads to create depth and texture, as well as how to change stitch direction to produce a sense of movement. Then, discover how to make your thread-painted portraits more realistic by creating facial contours and shading.

Lesson 5 : Portraits: Color, Light & Texture
00:22:29

Bring eye-catching interest to your thread painting as you play with color, light and texture. Pam will help you translate hair into stitches and capture complex colors. Next, see how to achieve realistic clothing with techniques for light, shadow and texture. You'll even find out how to achieve painterly effects using the zigzag stitch.

Lesson 6 : Quilting & Finishing Considerations
00:14:47

In your final lesson, Pam will teach you how to use pigment ink and colored pencils to enhance your thread painting. Plus, discover what "companion quilting" is, and how it can help you frame your work without distracting from its beautiful details.



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