Magical Thread Art & More Information

A 12 Week Course - Next Class Time TBD

In our Magical Thread Art & More class, there will be 10 amazing projects that teach you over 65 machine art techniques, for example - thread sketching, 3-D application, and free-standing embroidery lace. A lot of people take this course just for the fun of it.  

Receive training in the Business of Teaching: Marketing and Promoting Classes, Discover where to teach, Learn about class pricing suggestions, Learn about kit fees & class policies, You'll receive the news release guidelines, Master teacher preparation, Learn how to understand threads and stabilizers: where, when, why and how to use them, And much more!

Who Should Take This Course:
Anyone who wants to learn or improve their creative machine art skills, who wants to teach creative machine arts, who are looking for a prepared, proven, ready-to-teach curriculum, who wants to do something creative and educational for themselves in the comfort of their home, who is looking for a wonderful way to supplement their income while having the fun.

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Upcoming Class Schedule

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What You'll Learn:
  • Video instruction by National Sulky Educators
  • Access for three months to download course material and videos
  • Receive an official Sulky® Certified Teacher Certificate
  • Receive training on the Business of Teaching
  • Plus much more

Butterfly in Flight:
A fun and easy way to create a background for simple but dramatic free-motion Thread Sketching, using a sharply contrasting Sulky Cotton Thread to sketch the butterfly over the pieced background. This piece would look beautiful as a pillow, wallhanging, tote or wearable. Ours will be framed, but don’t let that hinder your creative juices. There are many other possibilities for this art.

Cat on the Courthouse Steps:
A traditional courthouse steps quilt block, done simply in two neutral fabrics, showcases this adorable cat. Dramatic and intriguing - a new dimension to add to your quilting repertoire.

3-D Sunflower in an Edible Garden:
We fell in love with Stephanie Brandenburg’s fabric art. She turns her paintings into fabric and they are spectacular! Her “Edible Garden” collection caught our eye and Carol Ingram took it to another level, of course! Stephanie’s art fabric is further embellished with a 3-Dimensional Sunflower and it becomes a magical, mystical garden wallhanging. IMAGINE! Stephanie has reprinted this fabric and continues to add beautiful, similar fabrics to her line.

Penny Rug Candlemat:
Evelyn Byler, our quilter extraordinaire dialed it down and designed a simple but lovely candlemat using beautifully hand-dyed wools. Can be stitched by hand or by machine. Evelyn lives in Amish country with an Amish background herself and her homespun creations are truly subtle and lovely. However, she can jazz it up with the best of them, and her quilted pieces and Sulky Teacher Certification samples are always breathtaking.

Penny Rug Candlemat

Serenity Duck Staggered Bargello Wallhanging:
This beautiful wallhanging is easy and fun, but still elegant and intricate looking. Even a quilting newbie will love this easy staggered bargello technique and the amazing ease of using appliqués. The unusual staggered-bargello bottom-finish makes this project especially unique.

Magical Tigers:
Magnificent tigers come almost alive using this special technique that has evolved in simplicity and sophistication over the years. Animal print fabric is spectacular and you will likely want to keep this endangered species for yourself to showcase in your home. (Makes a fabulous gift for a man in your life, too.) You will find yourself captivated by the technique and imagine all kinds of creative things you can do (or teach) using floral fabric, geometrics, fish and other animals. The technique works for wearables, pillows, totes, wallhangings and more. We'll show you how to make this technique work with any beautiful print.

Floral Fantasy Sculptured Art:
Another fabric from Stephanie Brandenberg’s “Edible Garden” collection sent Designer Carol Ingram on another artistic whirlwind. Using a new heat-moldable sculpture product, you will LOVE making this Floral Fantasy Art. Embellished with Sulky Blendables® Thread and beads, it will become a conversation piece in your home and everyone will want one. We’ll show you how to make other shapes too, like leaves and fish! You’ll be raiding your holiday fabric stash to make one for every occasion! Match your quilts or home décor, too!

Sun’s Up Placemat:
Using the Phillips Wedge Ruler and placemat forms, Margaret Travis' Sun's Up, Eazy-Peazy design, and contemporary fabrics, you will really enjoy the easy geometry of this placemat and the sophisticated look that results. Using a pre-made placemat form, it’s easy and fun to do. There are lots of other projects that can be done with the wedge rulers and we’ll share some of those with you, too! Cheryl Phillip’s tools make complicated designs easy.

Free-Standing Swirly Lace Pear Décor:
Prepare a free-standing embroidered lace pear and place it three-dimensionally on a beautiful and sophisticated background; add a bold, contemporary scroll appliqué to accent this elegant embroidery and it will fuel your desire for more and more of this free-motion or computerized embroidery lace. The possibilities are endless! Learn all about free-standing lace and how to incorporate it into home dec, wearables and more. (Free-standing lace can be made with or without a computerized embroidery machine.)

Magical Mystery Hot Air Balloon Ride:
Carol dazzles us once again with one of her amazing artistic landscapes in fabric. For the last several years, Carol’s landscape designs have been the favorite project of the Sulky Certified Teacher Trainings...and for good reason. Carol’s background in fine art shows through in her careful eye and magnificent perspective, allowing you, too, to create through her artistic generosity.

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