Welcome  to my textile world. I'm a studio fiber artist and
this site will show you what I make. My subject matter is what I draw
from life and my techniques are threadpainting,
applique,patchwork,quilting and embellishing with decorative
machine stitching.

I teach classes for big groups and small.  For the individual student I
have classes on CD for sale.  In my video classes, you hardly see me
at all.  The focus is on the machine, materials and techniques.
Continental US
This video is a class in
Decorative Machine
Work. it includes
concise, step-by-step
demonstrations. The
mix of feet, decorative
stitches and novelty
threads create
embellishments. These
techniques will add a
new dimension to your
textile creations.
This video class shows
10 variations of a simple
machine beading
technique. These ideas,
as well as the little
notion the "Beadle",
were developed over a
two and a half year
period. This is only the
beginning of the exciting
variations that can be
achieved with this
technique. The "Beadle"
is also available in the
online store
Please Note:  These
videos are CD-Roms not
DVD's.  They are
intended to play on a
computer using
Windows based media
players that support the
popular MPEG-1 format.  
Many stand-alone DVD
players also support this
format.  Check your
player for compatibility
Continental US
Continental US
What is Threadpainting? Threadpainting is
a method for creating original embroidery by machine.  The feed teeth on
the sewing machine are dropped or covered so that the fabric under the
machine's needle can be moved in any direction to create lines, areas of
color, and texture by stitches.  All design is created when the stitcher
moves the fabric under the needle.  When a design is drawn onto the
fabric and the fabric is placed in a hoop with stabilizer, then there is more
control over the finished work.

Terry has been doing this work since 1996.  The techniques she uses
have been discovered through experimentation and self-study.  These are
the techniques she presents in her classes and videos.

Disclaimer!:  Everything that Terry shows has been tested by her and
taught with success to beginners in classes across the country.  She
does not believe her techniques are the only way to do this work.  When
students find ways that suit them better she thinks that is good!  Terry will
only do or teach what she knows (it is very subjective) and she won't
present what she doesn't know! :-)

"My Big Fat Greek Still Life"
38"x 45"
Threadpainted with variegated
cotton threads on purchased hand
dyed fabric.
I very much appreciate my husband Scot.
We designed my website together. Scot  
produces wonderful instructional videos for
me,quilt teachers and others.

I very much appreciate you for visiting my
website....  Thank You!
This video will guide you
through the basics of
free-motion embroidery.
You will start with the
design in the cover of
this video (included on
this cd) and learn how to
plan your stitching. You'll
learn proper hooping
and stabilization
techniques as well as
how to select threads
that will help ensure
your success. This video
will show you how to set
up your sewing machine
to achieve great results.
You'll then be guided
step by step, teaching
you various stitching
techniques to create
color blending and
For more info or
to order books
click here.
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