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Intro to Thread Painting

Explore the basics of thread painting with Lea McComas in a safe, fun environment. Learn how to fill, shade, blend, and create contour, depth, and details with nothing more than thread. Try this technique without committing to a major project. Participants will complete a series of small exercises to learn skills in isolation, and then combine them in more intricate compositions. This workshop also includes information on thread, stabilizers, and needles.

$40 Kit fee at the workshop

Introduction to Thread Painting Workshop Supply List

Each participant should bring the following:

  • A sewing machine in good working order with a free-motion foot
  • Machine needles, universal or top-stich (size 90/14 and 80/12’s)
  • Scissors for cutting thread
  • Small container for collecting cut threads
  • Pen and paper for notes
  • Mechanical pencil or fabric marking pen for tracing on fabric panel.

There is a $40 kit fee to be paid to Lea on the day of the workshop

The kit includes practice panel, notes and instructions, 9 spools of thread and a spool of bobbin thread.

These items are suggested, but not required:

  • Free motion sewing gloves
  • Teflon sheet for sewing plate (Supreme Slider)
  • Thread Painted Portraits by Lea McComas
  • Cushion for chair
  • A power strip/extension cord for your machine

Lea will also have several items for sale to include:

  • Her book, Thread-Painted Portraits
  • 3-value, and 5-value thread kits in a variety of colors
  • Bobbin threads
  • Gray scale card
  • Free-Motion gloves
  • Teflon sewing mat
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Instructor Name:
Lea McComas

Intro to Thread Painting

$ 100.00
Sat, Oct 7, 2023 at 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
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