In Motion • Jan Beaney & Jean Littlejohn – Streaming / Downloadable

Follow along as Jan Beaney and Jean Littlejohn explore the power and versatility of the sewing machine in creating a variety of stitch and embroidery textiles. A wonderful introduction to free motion machine embroidery for all skill levels and artists.


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In this 3+ hour stitch workshop Jan Beaney and Jean Littlejohn unlock the power and possibilities of free motion machine embroidery or stitching in making wonderful and unique textile creations. Jan and Jean demonstrate:

  • Working with a range of Soluble Fabrics,
  • Designing Edges
  • Creating Cords and Dingle Dangles
  • Methods to Color Fabrics
  • Distorting Fabrics with a Sewing Machine

They share design resources such as landscapes, natural forms and patterns, and present methods of machining into hand stitching, paper and synthetic materials. As always Jan and Jean bring humor, original insight and excellent commentary while demonstrating their artistic skills, teaching ability and friendliness along the way.

Chock full of inspiration and guidance, In Motion is an ideal video workshop for stitch and embroidery enthusiasts of all levels of experience, including beginners who want to explore using a sewing machine in the creation of textile art.

Jan Beaney and Jean Littlejohn have more than 30 years teaching experience to a global audience of stitch and mixed media enthusiasts.  Together they are known as Double Trouble.

Jan Beaney & Jean Littlejohn • About the Authors

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Jan Beaney and Jean Littlejohn are internationally acclaimed textiles artists, authors and educators. For more than forty years the duo know as “Double Trouble Enterprises” has been challenging traditional notions of embroidery and stitch by working with soluble fabrics, mixed media, bonding, printing, embellishing and collage and extensive use of color development and journaling to great success. Founding members of the 62 Group of Textile Artists, featured instructors at Callaway Gardens School of Needle ArtsCity & Guilds (London), Fellows of the Society of Designer Craftsmen (UK)  and Presidents emeritus of the Embroiderers’ Guild (UK), Jan and Jean continue their work in inspiring stitch artists of all ages with print books, digital books, and a wide range of DVDs and streaming workshops.

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