Simple Sunflower Thread Sketching - Three ways with thread & paint

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Develop your thread sketching skills with glorious Sunflowers: Three ways ...

Thread sketching

Thread painting

Fabric painting & Thread sketching Combo

Skill Level: Easy / Intermediate

Flexible designs to interpret in your own way!

This class - with three gorgeous sunflower projects, is suitable for anyone wishing to dive in and have a go - experience is NOT a prerequisite!

Project #1

(Above middle)

Build on your basic thread sketching skills with this 'outline' thread sketch, enhanced with simple stitched detail.

Traceable PDF design sheet.

Or develop your own flower design.

Project #2

(Above left)

Take thread painting to the next level, learning how to fill areas with stitch, without the risk of puckering and pull-up.

Traceable PDF design sheet.

Project #3

(Above right)

Combine outline thread sketching – loose and freestyle – with fabric paints of your choice, to create this stunning piece of painted textile art.

Traceable PDF design sheet.


What to Expect...

All my classes come with:

Step-by-step instructions in easy-to-follow video format.

Patterns, designs, templates or print images to help you complete each project with ease.

Downloadable PDF notes and designs to print and keep.

24/7 access

Online access to me, should you have a question or need assistance

Lifetime access to the class - watch and review as often as you like, from the comfort of your own home

100% [30-day] Guarantee

What you need...

  • A domestic sewing machine, capable of free motion stitching
  • Basic sewing supplies
  • Cotton fabric
  • Medium – Firm stabiliser **Details given in the Course
  • Low-loft batting
  • Machine embroidery threads
  • Fabric paints of your choice (e.g. Pebeo SetaColor, Derwent Inktense, Lumiere, Fabrico Fabric markers, etc)
  • Tracing paper or dressmakers carbon
  • Erasable fabric marker
  • Full details are provided in the Course

Also required ...

A strong, stable internet connection to view the HD videos.


My Goal ...

To help you develop your thread sketching and thread painting skills, and introduce the use of fabric paints with thread sketching, to create beautiful flower designs ... or any design of your choice!

This class will set you up – in three easy projects – to work designs of your own.

Why wait?

Hit the 'Enroll' button now!

Get started now!

Your Instructor

Deborah Wirsu
Deborah Wirsu

Deborah Wirsu is an Australian Textile Artist who has created hundreds of pieces of thread sketched and machine embroidered art, patterns and quilts, plus dozens of demonstration videos, tutorials and courses on these subjects.

She has also published several books on various topics, which are available at in paperback and Kindle ebook formats :

Creative Thread Sketching: a Beginner's Guide

Appliqué Art Quilts Inspired by Stained Glass: a contemporary variation on stained glass quilt technique – without bias tape.

Art Quilt Finishing Essentials: How to Bind, Display, Label, Store, and Care for your Art Quilts.

Her Work...

With a love of freestyle stitching, she builds texture and detail on collaged, dyed and painted surfaces, creating art quilts, thread sketches and textile pieces.

She has given workshops, presentations and talks, exhibited and sold works online and in various countries, and been featured in Australian Quilters Companion magazine a number of times.

Her Business...

Deborah runs a successful online Arts Education business from her website [formerly]

In her 'spare time', Deborah is also a professional Musician - performing in orchestras and chamber music, and teaching viola and violin. Just in case this isn't enough, Deborah is also a published author and editor, and teaches English to ESL (English Second Language) students.

Deborah is involved in a number of community organisations in the Arts and Music fields, and loves to play opera!

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund. Extensions to the refund period are not allowable. No exceptions will be made.
What currency is the course priced in?
Cover price shows US dollars (USD). Also available for purchase in Australian dollars (AUD).