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Thread Painting

In this thread painting class taught by Francine Miller students will learn what threads are practical and how to blend threads for realistic art quilts. Students will also learn options for digital printing on fabric and gain an understanding of which photos make the best thread paintings.  This class is designed for any skill level and this project can be done on any working sewing machine. Minimum number of students for this class is 3

The teacher will provide a kit with an 8x10 photo (assortment to choose from) and the thread, fabric and batting needed to complete an 8x12 thread painting art quilt.

We will take a break for lunch on the second day, we do have a fridge and microwave available for use if you would like to bring snacks, food, or drinks

**Disclaimer: Class will be canceled with a full refund 1 week prior to class if the minimum number of students is not met. Students may cancel up to 1 week prior to class with a full refund. Any cancelations after 1 week prior to class will NOT be refunded.

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: This class is for any skill level from beginner to advanced
Materials Included: Thread, fabric and batting along with an 8x10 photo (assortment to choose from)
Requirements: Supplies required: A Cleaned, oiled and properly functioning sewing machine (and manual) if you would like to take this class and don't have a machine contact the store to possibly reserve a classroom machine. A darning or hopper presser foot, general sewing supplies, a seam ripper, extra needles (size 70/12-90/14. We will try multiple different ones to discover which works best for your machine
Instructor: Francine Miller
Instructor Bio: Ms. Miller is a retired teacher and middle school librarian. Ms. Miller took up quilting 20 years ago while teaching in Browning, Mt. ?I needed something to do on those cold brutal winter nights?. Ms. Miller took advantage of living next to Glacier National Park and became an amateur photographer. Combining textile art and her love of animal photography Ms Miller began her search for realistic quilting of animals. 10 years ago Ms. Miller took a thread painting class in Santa Fe, NM and she was on her way to discovering realistic art quilts. While living in Texas Ms. Miller started attending art classes at a Texas University where she learned about color, background etc. Moving to Missoula 5 years ago Ms. Miller joined Tarts: a textile art group. Combining all this knowledge and her passion for teaching Ms. Miller has returned to teaching and sharing her love of quilting.
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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.
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  • 3275 N Reserve St Suite D
  • Missoula, Mt 59808