Deborah Wirsu Arts Academy

Unlock your creative potential!

Be your own expert at thread sketching and artful appliqué.

Begin an exhilarating journey into the world of thread sketching and thread painting – an unlimited world of texture, colour, design, and imagination.

Regardless of whether you're just starting out, or have experience under your belt, it is easy to feel intimidated by all the 'talent' that surrounds you. But the belief that you need 'talent' is a myth.

My passion is to offer inspiration and education in thread sketching, thread painting, and artful appliqué techniques. I will also work with you to develop your confidence, creative mindset, and unique, personal style.

I often don't follow conventional routes, and I encourage students to explore new methods and push personal boundaries.

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'Thank you so much for this course. I applied your philosophy (i.e. have a go and be creative) to my project and so far am delighted with my efforts.' [Judith]


'Love your clear delivery and easy to follow instructions.' [Anna]


'Brilliant, Deborah! Thank you so much for your understanding and humanity. It's just what many of us need to hear.' [Barbara]


'This is one of the best online courses I've ever taken.' [Alison]