Creating Machine Embroidery → Digital Edition (Downloads Immediately)

In this 3+ hour video workshop master embroiderer Alison Holt demonstrates her most requested techniques for producing flowers, foliage and landscapes — equally effective on plain or hand-painted fabric backgrounds.


Working with just Straight and Zigzag stitches, Alison shows how to achieve artistic results with a basic sewing machine. She then goes on to develop depth and contrast in her work by incorporating painted backgrounds.

Finally, Alison brings all of her teaching skills together to achieve a wonderful landscape, ‘Penylan Lane’, incorporating a variety of stitch techniques, silk painting, and developing a palette of thread colors for highlights and shadows.

A wonderful workshop for those who want to learn how to paint with thread and stitches!

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