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Thread Painting

This introductory workshop is designed to give participants the skills to thread paint a raw edge fabric collage. Dense or loose free motion machine stitching can greatly enhance a collage with texture and color. This step is done prior to making the quilt sandwich and stitching through all three layers.

I take the “anything goes, there are no rules” approach to thread painting. I will base my teaching to the interests and skill level of the group. Free motion technique, tools and tricks, thread types, shading, double needle technique, fillers, doodling and scribbling will be included. Participants will practice on a stabilized piece of muslin, a printed fabric with a large design, or a fabric collage prepared from the Raw Edge Collage Landscape Quilt Design class.

Supply list can be found here.

Skill Level:
Instructor Name:
Anne Standish
Instructor Bio:
Anne's roots are in sewing and quilting, and art quilts are her avocation. She has devoted much of her creative energy to finding new ways to make representational images of real places with fabric, photographs printed onto fabric, thread and paint. In her latest work, she focused on detailed improvisational threadwork, creating dense color and texture as well as a story line.

Thread Painting

$ 70.00


  • 1 (802) 872-9300
  • 9 Main St.
    Essex Junction, VT 05452
  • Mon and Sat:  10-5
    Tues - Fri:  10-6
    Sun:  closed