Online Class: Creating a Pattern for Embroidery from Digital Images with Julie Carmen

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Creating a Pattern for Embroidery from Digital Images

Design your own patterns to embroider!

Design your own pattern to embroider and see how the Laid Work process makes ancient or medieval images, from illuminated manuscripts, come alive!

In Creating a Pattern for Embroidery from Digital Images with Julie Carmen you will learn how to make your own unique patterns with the freedom of using the multitude of digital images available online.

Lessons will include saving image, cropping, enlarging, and printing. Enjoy tips on how to reduce cost by designing your own unique patterns and avoiding expensive kits. Learn how to turn your pattern into an illuminated and beautiful, embroidered patch to hang on the wall, add to a pillow or use in a quilt. The class will give a review of the historical stitches in Laid Work; Stem Stitch, Satin Stitch, and Couching Stitch, to produce the weave-like look of Laid Work. Split stitch is also taught for more delicate parts of an image. Enjoy creating a lifetime of patterns to embroider from history!

This class will have text lessons as well as videos!

Registration starts November 3!


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  • Class Details

    Design size: Based on image(s) selected.
    Skill level:
    Basic-Intermediate
    Number of lessons: 5
    Class Format: PDF Lessons + Videos
    Registration dates: Registration opens on November 3 and closes on December 1, 2021.
    Class schedule: The first lesson will be posted  on February 2, 2022. The following lessons will be posted on February 15, March 2, March 15 and March 30 of 2022.
    Class cost: $35
    Supplies needed: The full list of supplies needed can be found here.
    Prerequisites: Some knowledge of computer and Internet searching, Microsoft Word and Paint software, and knowledge of printer use.

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  • About teacher Julie Carmen

    Julie Carmen joined the Embroiderers’ Guild of America in 2019. She has a Master of Library Science with a Certificate in Archives earned in 2009, from Emporia State University. The major focus of her embroidery research includes over 25 years of Laid Work, applied to two main 13th Century illuminated manuscripts, focusing on the musical instruments played from this time period, and from the Portugal, Spain, and Northern Africa geographical areas. She fell in love with the easy process of Laid Work, applied to the historical images, which produces a relaxation feeling like coloring; instead of paper and crayons, she uses embroidery floss on fabric. The easy approach of Laid Work is a way to share the images she finds intriguing, with the vibrant colors of embroidery. She is interested in merging digital images with textile enhancement, to share this fascinating combination of fiber art with historical art. Giving history this fiber quality can offer insight to the changes of societies, cultures, and traditions over time.

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