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Thread Painting with Chris Eichner - "Frozen in Time"

You will be learning is how to free motion embroider, adjust tension, use metallic thread with correct tension and freemotion "paint" avoiding breakage and create a 3D effect with bobbin work technique.


- "Frozen in Time" panel from Asheville Cotton Co.
- Free motion foot, (also called hopping foot or darning foot) check your manual for correct foot as this is a must to sew free motion

- Muslin, ½ yard
- Stabilizer, non fusible, NOT tear away, permanent cut away medium weight stabilizer.
- small sharp scissors, such as EZ Snip curved scissors
- straight pins
- Topstitch 90/14 needles
- WOOD Embroidery Hoop with screw which will fit under the free motion foot, 6-9 inches, no Larger. Optional, there will be some to borrow in class, but feel free to purchase one to not have to share.
- Optional sewers aid lubricant for metallic/sliver thread, there will be some available to try in class
- Sewing pins
- Tweezers

- Optional “The Thread Director” allows the thread to come off spool in a straight line, you may have that option already on your machine. 

- THREADS FOR EMBELLISHING THE PANEL, your choice; suggested:
- Embroidery threads such as Mettler Polysheen in red, black, white, dark blue, and light medium and dark green.
- Sulky 30 weight cotton blendable #733-4065 or similar for flower pot.
- 50 weight Cotton+Steel or Aurifil for bobbin.
- Sulky #145-8040 metallic thread.

- Border Fabric of your choice, 1/4-1/2 yd
- Light weight cotton batting.
- Backing fabric your choice, 1/2 yd


- Cut the panel down to size.
-Border this panel with a 4" border of muslin. This will not show on the finished project, but will make it easier to work with in class.
- Cut stabilizer to the size of this panel with the added muslin.
- pin in the four corners to the stabilizer.
- Your panel is now ready to begin thread painting.
- Instructions will be given out in class.

Your sewing machine should be serviced, you should be able to lower your feed dogs, know how to adjust upper thread tension, and fill bobbins.
I’m happy to answer all questions regarding any of the supplies on list please call anytime;
Chris Eichner 828-421-6562 or email


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