Fascinated about Filament Fantasy

Posted by Ruth on 27 August 2014 | 0 Comments


I don't know about you, but I'm fascinated about Linda Schmidt's class Filament Fantasy and her use of threads and fibers. I am definitely going to be taking a closer look. In the meantime, I asked Linda to express some words about what the class is all about.

"Have you ever bought a luscious spool of thread, taken it home, and found it absolutely won't work in your machine, no matter what you do? Perhaps you just don't know all of the tricks of how to work with that thread, though, from how to tell if it is a crosswound or stacked thread, what needle to use, what your tension should be set at, or how to use that thread in the bobbin, if all else fails. This class will show you all of that, and adds many fun techniques to play with, from embellishing with beads, couching with twisted yarns and threads, using painted Steam a Seam II light to add foiled highlights, how to use decorative stitches to highlight your work, how to do reverse applique by machine, and many other techniques. This is a quilt-as-you-go, one block at a time quilt, but each block is a new challenge, a new skill added to your repetoire. And, if you absolutely hate hearts - don't make them! Choose squares or circles, shells or leaf shapes, whatever you choose to use for your shape is just fine, and will make your quilt even more interesting."

"The reason I wrote this class is that many people have never really experimented with their own machines, and have never found out just what it will do. In this class, you use each block as an experiment, finding out what your machine will tolerate, what it won't, and learn to work with it to bring it up to its full potential. You'll be surprised at what your old machine, or your new machine, will do! Check out my website, and realize that most of those quilts were made on my 1973 Elna Supra; yes, even the huge ones. It's not the machine, it's the operator and what the operator knows to do with their equipment. Beautiful quilts can be made on any machine - you just have to know how to work with those threads and your own machine. Come on! Take a chance, and make this fascinating project while learning new techniques and how to work with beautiful threads on your own equipment. Besides, it's great fun! See you in Filament Fantasy!"

..... Linda

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And if you have any doubts, just take a look at what some of the previous students of Filament Fantasy have achieved.

Barbar Frohne

Leigh's Block plus

Pye's block

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