Creating Machine Embroidery with Alison Holt
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.
Free Motion Machine Embroidery Workshop - Video Preview
Why settle for the same old digital embroidery patterns for creating flowers and more when you can make your own?
Working with just Straight and Zigzag stitches, Free Motion Machine Embroidery Artist Alison Holt 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!
Part One: Creating Machine Embroidery
Materials for Machine Embroidery
Basic Machine Embroidery Methods
Machine Embroidery Workshop
Free Motion Flowers & Foliage
Part Two: Developing Painted Backgrounds and Embroidered Landscapes
Machine Embroidery Threads
Free Motion Embroidered Art
“I’m an artist who paints with threads”, says Alison Holt, our instructor for this workshop on free motion machine embroidery. Educated at Goldsmith’s College, Alison chose to devote her career to learning and teaching free motion machine embroidery. Alison is the author of several books on Machine Embroidery which are available from Search Press.