Free Motion Stitching – Enhanced

$94.99 CAD


This weekend is for students who have previously taken the “Basic” Free Motion Stitching
course, or for those who are familiar with free motion stitching on a regular sewing machine.
There are many ways to stretch yourself creatively.

The first day will cover Image Development Strategies. These will help you delve into your
personal choices of colours, textures and patterns and imagery. You will be using paints,
stencils, water colour pencil crayons, and of course, your sewing machine, fabrics, threads,
yarns and embellishments.

The second day will be about image transfers incorporating the skills from the previous day.
There are many ways to take existing photographic and ink jet images and integrate them into
new and exciting mixed media art works. You will create the beginnings of truly personal and
unique fabric art pieces.

You must bring:
Personal sewing machine – the simpler the better.

A darning foot for your machine (very important)
**If a darning foot was not supplied with your sewing machine originally, they are
available on by searching “darning foot” under “All Departments”.
Make sure the one you purchase is for your particular machine.
If you happen to have a Janome machine, as I do, Trudy at Langley Vacuum and Sewing
Centre will be happy to sell you one! 6039 196th St. Langley, 604-533-3577

Machine sewing needles (you will break some while learning!)
Sewing machine threads in a variety of colours
Bobbins with thread
Regular hand sewing needles
6” or 8” embroidery hoops
Bic (or comparable) black gel pen
Fabrics: a variety of dark and light plain cotton/ broadcloth/linens (whatever you have available): not smaller than 8”x8”
Interesting yarns/fibres/fabrics/thread ends
Embellishments: beads, embroidery threads, trims etc.
Small sketch / note book
Pencil & Pencil crayons

Offering 1WS24: Saturday & Sunday, Jun 22 & 23 2024, 10:00am to 2:30pm, FVCE Classroom #204, 20621 Logan Ave Langley

Some supplies will be provided by the instructor

Instructor Bio:

Karen is a retired secondary art teacher from the Surrey School District and eagerly stepped into her personal world of art making when she “renaissanced”. Textiles, fibres, hand stitching and machine stitching have always been part of Karen’s life; doll clothes when she was young, sewing in high school Home Economics, textile design at UBC in the Art Education Department where she learned everything she knows about using her sewing machine as an art tool. Her hands and heart are never far from a needle and thread of one sort or another.

As a life long learner, Karen works at her passion daily exploring a variety of techniques and media: free motion stitching, both 2D and 3D, rug hooking, contemporary hand embroidery, fabric collage art, machine needle punching. She creates functional items such as book covers, book marks, cards, bowls, brooches as well as fine art fabric collage pieces. There are never enough hours in the day for all the things to be learned and created.

Karen’s motto is: I create fabric art with TLC – texture, layering and colour (and of course, love).

You can find examples of Karen’s fibre art on Instagram: @karenckroeker

Karen can be contacted at:

Course Number: HC125
Instructor: Karen Kroeker
Semester: Winter/Spring 2024
Classroom: FVCE Boardroom (Suite 204, 20621 Logan Ave Langley)
Start Date:
End Date:
Start Time: 10:00am
End Time: 2:30pm
Class Capacity: 8
Course Price: $94.99
Number of Sessions: 2

Additional information


Offering 1WS24: Saturday & Sunday, Jun 22 & 23 2024, 10:00am to 2:30pm, FVCE Classroom #204, 20621 Logan Ave Langley