Thread Painted Waves – A Textile Panel


The swirl of a wave is a great way to display your free motion embroidery. Combine thread painting with layers of fabric and paint to produce a coastal textile panel.


Morning One will be spent designing your own wave composition – your piece can either be vertical or horizontal.  You will be given templates which can then be arranged to form the basis of your design.  We will cover reverse applique, combining unusual fabrics and of course a pop of bling.  The second day will be spent thread painting  and quilting into your design, creating colour and depth with stitch and you will learn how to manipulate the surface of the fabric to create rivers of texture.  This course requires a lot of free motion stitching – but the more time you put in – the better the outcome. Ideal for beginners with some experience and improvers in free motion embroidery.

Additional information


8th June 2020 and 9th June 2020



Skill Level

This workshop has been designed for people who have had some experience of using the free motion foot but looking to gain confidence with control, whilst learning about shading with colours and fabric manipulation.



  • Selection of machine embroidery threads in a ‘family of colours’ plus one or two vivid contrast colours such as orange.
  • Metallic acrylic paint in silver/white/turquoise/gold such as lumiere.
  • Machine with ext table
  • free motion foot
  • spare bobbins,
  • Madeira silver/ gold metallic machine threads.
  • a biro and hb pencil and a fine brush.
  • fabric scissors and sharp embroidery scissors
  • beads to embellish if you wish.
  • pins



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