Phyllis Binkley, Thread Painting 101

This workshop teaches you how to do free motion stitching around all the parts of the landscape. Instead of just straight stitching around each piece of fabric, you will learn how to enhance the design by using your free motion stitches in a variety of ways to add interest, textures, and details. These techniques are also useful for the traditional appliqué quilter. By thread painting your birds, flowers, leaves, or whatever you have appliquéd onto a piece, you can spark up the interest and give your appliqué more WOW power.

This is a practice only workshop to learn the various techniques. A small kit will be provided with about 12 items to stitch on and around for details. These items include a sky, mountains, hills, bushes, pine trees, animals, grasses, a flower, water, etc. You will learn how to totally thread paint a pine tree and then over stuff it to show more dimension. You will also make a winter branching tree with mostly thread.

Phyllis' website provides more information.