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All That Glistens is Not Gold

March 30, 2011

The Topaze group – a  Level 4 Advanced Stitch Course were in the studio for the past 5 days.  They were working with metallic threads and shiny fabrics by machine.  Some of the same threads that were used for hand stitch, work exceptionally well for machine embroidery.  Everyone has a theme and the challenge, or I should say the excitement is to translate technique into art as the group work towards completing a set of hand and machine Metal Work Samples 

Metal threads on painted layered fabric with couched threads and free machining – sample by Gail Harker 

Liz at her sewing machine.

Gail Harker's Metal Thread Sample


Metallic Twists are great to sew with.




2 Comments leave one →
  1. Alice Bell permalink
    March 30, 2011 2:36 pm

    Really exciting work! Wish I lived close enough to take some of the classes.

    • March 31, 2011 1:45 am

      Alice, We will be offering online courses in the future. I hope to have this first course ready by summer. Keep watching. Gail

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