Free Motion Stitching – Basic

$94.99 CAD

Description

Treat yourself to a weekend of learning something new about your sewing machine. If it has
been sitting on a table or in the cupboard, it is time to dust it off for some lessons in Free Motion
Stitching. You will learn the basic skills of setting your machine up, learning how to navigate the
technique of “drawing” with your needle, and simply learning how to use it as a “creative” tool
instead of a “sewing” tool. You will create whole pieces of fabric from scraps, and thread based
projects that can be embellished upon as you become more proficient. Plus, it is lots of fun!!!

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 amazon.ca 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
Pins
Scissors
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 2WS24: Saturday & Sunday, Mar 16 & 17 2024, 10:00am to 2:30pm, FVCE Classroom #204, 20621 Logan Ave Langley

SUPPLIES NEEDED
Some supplies will be provided by the instructor

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 amazon.ca 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
Pins
Scissors
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”

OPTIONAL
Interesting yarns/fibres/fabrics/thread ends
Embellishments: beads, embroidery threads, trims etc.
Small sketch / note book
Pencil & Pencil crayons

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: renaissancegypsy@me.com

Course Number: HC124
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:

Offering 2WS24: Saturday & Sunday, Mar 16 & 17 2024, 10:00am to 2:30pm, FVCE Classroom #204, 20621 Logan Ave Langley