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your quilts come alive with the exciting texture and color that free-motion machine
thread painting can give.
- Start with the basics, each lesson building
on the ones before, teaching you all about threads, needles, stabilizers and more.
expertise and encouraging style are evident on every page. She'll take you by
the hand and show you everything you need to know, step by simple step.
her tips and tricks, gleaned from years of experience, and apply the many designs
to quilts, wallhangings, home decor items and clothing.
Terry has designed hand-embroidered items since she was in grade
school. The study of historical and world embroidery has been one of her passions
since she was allowed to go the library by herself in the 7th grade.
say that she is self-taught would be a mistake. Her contemporary embroidery designs
have been inspired by Constance Howard's embroidery books, textile artist Gloria
Vanderbilt, Kaffe Fassett and many others from the 1970s.
When Terry learned
to quilt in 1978, she embellished her work with the hand needlework she knew.
When her hands stopped working for her, she turned to the sewing machine. In 1996,
she learned free-machine embroidery. Since then she has dedicated her time to
developing techniques and designs that are as beautiful and texturally interesting
as work done by hand.
Terry loves to teach her techniques to students across
the country. She especially likes to help women see the potential for developing
their own style with this very easy form of needlework.
Table of Contents
|Section 1: How to Thread
Paint ||8 |
Good Sewing Machine Is a Joy Forever||8 |
|Machine Setup for Free-Motion
|Avoid Tension Headaches and Thread Breaks||10
|Fabrics: Do I Have to Choose
Just One?||12 |
the Right Stabilizer||15 |
|Know Your Needles||17
|Threads: Our Seemingly Endless
Palette ||18 |
to Thread Paint||32 |
Sewing Personality||34 |
II: Lessons||35 |
1: The Pear||36 |
Colors: Two Threads at Once||41 |
|Lesson 2: Sun Spots||42
|Variegated Color Threads Are
Wonderful Things||54 |
3: Fruit Bowl||55 |
with Pattern and Color ||64 |
|Lesson 4: Gourdy the Painted Bird ||65
|Fascination with Color||68
the Mushroom||70 |
|Lesson 6: Luminous Moth||76
|Lesson 7: Stitched Backgrounds||83
|Lesson 8: All the Stitches||87|
|Lesson 9: Animals||95|
|Lesson 10: Wearable Art||100|
|Section III: Compendium||104|
|Discovering Your Artist Within||106|
|About Terry White||111|| |
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