Decorative Stitching: Mini Landscape Course

Professional fiber artist Karen Linduska invites you to discover new ways to use the stitches on your sewing machine while making her Fun and Funky Tree pattern.

Creating this art piece, you’ll discover features on your sewing machine that may be new to you as you make the background, tree trunk, flowers, ferns, and petals.

Learn techniques for surface design and finish the piece by framing it, making it a pillow, or putting it on a tote or jacket. And, you don’t have to have a sewing machine full of decorative stitches to do this class because Karen also shows how to do the same techniques using simple utility stitches found on most basic machines.

Gather your beautiful threads and yarns and have fun making your own fun and funky tree!

For your convenience, this class can be purchased for online viewing or purchased on DVD.

Total Duration: 2hr 13min

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I love threads, yarns, and lots of texture. Can I use my collection in this class?

You sure can! Part of the fun is layering and Karen shows how to do that and still pull the project together so that the layers result in a cohesive finished piece.

This looks very “artsy.” Is it a difficult technique?

Karen teaches this class in such a way that you learn on quilt sandwiches, giving you the opportunity to practice before you begin stitching directly on your project. You will learn so much about how to use your sewing machine in ways that you never imagined. At one point, Karen says, “It’s OK to let the stitches distort.” There’s a lot of freedom in that single statement. This is a class that allows for creativity and discovery.

Do I need a sewing machine that has lots of decorative stitches to do this technique?

You can have a sewing machine that has only utility stitches or one that has a large assortment of decorative stitches. Karen shows you how to do her techniques on either type of machine.

What if I have questions?

We recommend that you watch the class in its entirety and become familiar with the downloadable materials. At that point, if something is unclear, click the “Contact Teacher” link to a question and Bethanne will get back with you.

When can I get started?

We know you are excited to get started. After you have purchased the class, you can enjoy it anywhere and anytime you have Internet. The class belongs to you, so watch it as many times as you like!



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Course Includes

  • 8 Lessons
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