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Bernina - Machine Embroidery Fundamentals (VIRTUAL Class)

Learning the basics of machine embroidery techniques will make your project more beautiful and everlasting!

Join us over three (4) VIRTUAL sessions via a Zoom Meeting Link with BERNINA Educator Adrienne Gallagher on Thursday mornings starting October 21,2021.

Samples will excite the imagination.

Classes 1 & 2 are lecture / demonstration sessions to set you up for embroidery success with important information on threads, needles, stabilizers, fabrics, templates, design transfer, hooping and placement.
Classes 3 & 4 are projects designed to help you learn about various fabrics as the characteristics of each fabric are taken into account when choosing stabilizers and designs.
**Embroidery designs will be provided so you can complete the 2 FREE projects.

* You will need EMAIL as well as INTERNET ACCESS for this virtual class 

Lesson #1 - Intro to Embroidery: Needles, threads, stabilizers, and the 4 Fabric types

Thursday, October 21                      12:00pm - 1:00pm

Discuss which needles and threads are the best for my machine. Which stabilizers do I really need? Learn about the 4 basic fabric types and ho to stabilize them.

Lesson #2 - Purchasing a design, Making a template, Design placement and Hooping

Thursday, October 28                                            12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

In this session, we will learn about design placement as well as quick ways to make a template. Hooping strategies are demonstrated to get the best results. Also discussed will be how to transfer designs from the computer to your sewing machine.

Lesson #3 - Knits & Towels

Thursday, November 4, 2021                                         12:00pm - 1:00pm

A look at how to embroider on knits, especially clothing and what stabilizers are used. A deeper look at towels as well as other plush fabrics. Our CLASS PROJECT will be to embroider on a hand towel
**Items are needed for this project and descriptions will be emailed once registered.

Lesson #4 - Embroidering on Woven Fabrics

Thursday, November 11, 2021                          12:00pm - 1:00pm

An in depth look at woven materials, how they are made and the best way to treat them. Woven materials come in many weights and finishes, how to select the best stabilizer combination for your fabrics. We will also discuss the best needles for embroidering on woven fabrics. Adrienne will demonstrate on a quilted coaster. 

FREE embroidery design and template for all participants (Design size is 5.62 X 5.5")

** Items are needed for this project and descriptions will be emailed once registered 

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details:
Instructor: Bernina Educator Adrienne Gallagher
Instructor Bio: Adrienne learned the art of sewing and needlework from her mother and her paternal grandmother. Candlewicking, Hardanger, needlepoint, and cross-stitch all gave way to machine sewing when she miraculously won a sewing machine during her second year of university. The arrival of her first child was celebrated with a handmade quilt from a friend. This began her enthusiasm for all types of quilting. Adrienne?s background in the printing industry fueled her design aesthetic and love of text on everything. Eventually, she co-founded a custom quilt company and went on to develop her sewing passion (read stash) by working and teaching in quilt and sewing shops. Imagine her joy at discovering embroidery machines and their ability to stitch ?fonts?. Currently, Adrienne is the National Product Educator at BERNINA of Canada. As a 125-year-old family-run company, BERNINA allows Adrienne to look back on the historic sewing techniques she learned in childhood while experiencing arguably the most technologically advanced sewing machines on the planet. Each day she shares her love of sewing, embroidery, quilting, overlocking and design software with store owners and the public alike.
INCLUDES all 4 sessions as well as embroidery design

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.

Contact Info

1416 - 2nd Ave South
Lethbridge, AB


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Tuesday         10:00 - 5:00 pm
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Friday              10:00 - 5:00 pm
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Sunday - Closed

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