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Free Motion Embroidery with Confidence by Janet Clark (Online Sewing Class)
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Posted by: Clareew
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Posted on: 8/28/11 6:28 PM
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This was a brilliant on line class run from Joggles web site giving an introduction to Free Motion Embroidery. They run lots of interesting courses.

It went at a good pace and the instructor Janet, was excellent and very helpful with any problems.

The course lasted 4 weeks plus Janet was abailable on the course forum for much longer.

Each week there was a detailed lesson to print out, including lots of photos and extra information

Week 1: equiptment, setting up your machine, threads and fabrics. Straight stitch FME. Lots of excercises with instructions to get you started.

Week 2: FME zig zag, lots of effects and stitches to try by adjusting your top and bottom tensions.

Week 3: working with water soluble fabrics, making 3d items, creating grids so your embroidery doesn't fall apart when you dissolve the fabric.

Week 4: FME on photos printed on fabric/canvas paper. Using lots of layers of organza and cutting them back to show different colours.

Templates for practice samples are provides as are some photos to embroider on.

Here are some examples of my work, in the order I mastered them.

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You need to be able to adjust both the top and bottom tension of your stitch. I found it helpful to have an extra bobbin case so I didn't worry about getting my tension back correctly for normal stitching.

I use a mechanical Bernina 707. it is brilliant for this sort of work.
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Flying Seamstress said...
Thank you for this review, I had not heard of this website before now. Your samples look really great!
8/29/11 7:18 AM
deesews said...
Yes, you did an awesome job, and I'm thrilled to know about Joggles. What a great site, and you are very talented yourself!
8/30/11 1:25 AM
Eunique said...
Thank you for taking the time to share your insights on this class, Clare. I have been wanting to learn FME, and this looks like the class to take. I have signed up for it, too! Love your work - hope I do as well. Can you tell me what kind of hoops you used? Thanks
9/20/11 5:46 AM
Clareew said...
I used hoops made from metal and plastic, much easier design than the old wooden ones. The metal bit springs inside the plastic circle and holds the fabric taught. What I use most is a Pfaff gripper http://www.singermachines.co.uk/sewingmachineparts/feet/free-motion-quilting-guide.htm I haven't hopped anything in ages.
9/21/11 3:42 AM

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