Saturday, February 20, 2010

Sylvia Naylor is teaching Free Motion Embroidery and Thread Painting Tulips

Sylvia was educated in England where she became a teacher specializing in textile crafts. Subsequently she studied City & Guilds of London Embroidery and Textiles concurrently receiving an award for the highest marks in the country in her year. She has given workshops in different types of embroidery and mixed media in England, Canada, and the USA. She has won numerous awards and has been featured in several publications. Last year she had two articles in Quilting Arts [USA] and her work was featured in ‘Inspiration’ published by Bernina [Switzerland]. She has exhibited her artwork extensively in galleries in England, Canada and the U.S. Her work is in private collections in many countries.

"Free Motion Machine Embroidery, Getting Started" is a three hour introduction to free motion machines embroidery. To get you started in free motion machine embroidery you will learn about the use of hoops as well as fabric, thread and needle choices. You will learn how to move the hoop so that you can make a variety of lines and textures as a prelude to your own free motion projects.

If you have learned the absolute basics of free motion machine embroidery and are ready to try thread painting then "Thread Painting Tulips" is for you. In this class you will learn how to build up a simple design on plain cotton using tulips as the theme. Using free motion machine embroidery the simple tulip shapes will come to life with different densities of stitching and thread colours. You will learn how to apply simple design principles such as the use of space, density and colour to create your sample.

Class details will be posted as soon as they are available, in the meantime visit Sylvia's website to learn more.