Embroidery: Text, Transfers, and T-shirts (Online)
Taught by Rhiannon Platt
Rhiannon Platt is at least third generation fiber artist. Raised by seamstresses, crocheters, and fiber artists of all kinds, she picked up her first pair of needles over a decade ago. Since her first scarf, Rhiannon has gone on to fabricate for Lion Brand Yarn, Nathan Vincent, Olek, Jeila Gueramian, Londonkaye, and Levi’s. In between commissions, she finds time to write patterns and make endless sweaters.
Location: Online Class
Embroidering text on shirts has seen a popular resurgence in the past few years. This class will focus on using techniques to ease the difficulty that often comes with embroidering on a stretchy knit t-shirt. By using different stabilizers that can be printed on we will learn how these can help with embroidery in addition to their use in producing multiples of the same image.
In this class we will also go over a new, textural lettering technique that will make your typography stand out, both metaphorically and literally.
- Embroidery thread (DMC brand recommended)
- needle - try to aim for one with not a HUGE eye, since it needs to go through both the sulky and your fabric.
- a needle threader can be helpful as well
- Sulky’s 8.5x11 stabilizer
- 3” embroidery hoop
- optional: sulky totally stable iron-on tear-away stabilizer