Thread Painting using free motion zigzag on a printed fabric base

Explore Thread Painting: Red Splendour

Skill Level: Intermediate

Learn how to use your home printer, the supplied Red Splendour Maple Leaf image, and an Inkjet Printable Fabric Sheet, to create this stunning 5"x5" Thread Painting using Free Motion Straight stitch and Free Motion Zigzag stitch.

Slide the completed thread painting into a picture frame to make a wonderful gift, or to brighten a wall in your own home.

Textile Art Tasters is a series of bite-size tutorials and projects covering a wide range of different textile and fibre art topics - from Thread sketching and Thread painting, to surface design and fabric printing, to 3D fabric creations, quilting, appliqué, mixed media, and more...!

Projects are broadly divided into 3 levels - Easy, Intermediate, and Challenging


What you get...

Included in the project lessons are:

Full instructions in easy-to-follow video format.

'Red Splendour' .jpg image included - when printed at full size the image will perfectly fit a picture frame with a 5"x5" window.

Downloadable PDF notes to print and keep.

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% Guarantee

Who is this Course for?

This Course is perfect for you if...

  • You have some experience with free motion stitching, especially free motion Zigzag stitch
  • You have a desire to explore the field of Thread Painting on a digitally printed base
  • You are looking for a delightful small project to try out this technique
  • Or, you are just starting out and are willing to give this a try!

What you need...

  • A domestic sewing machine, capable of free motion stitching
  • Basic sewing supplies
  • Machine embroidery threads
  • An Inkjet Printable Fabric sheet in cotton or silk (available in packs of 10 sheets)
  • Paper-backed fusible web
  • Very firm stabiliser
  • A colour printer
  • Full details are provided in the Course

My Goal!

To create a series of Bite-size Inspirational tutorials and projects through the Textile Art Tasters series, for lovers of textile art to explore and experiment with, regardless of where you are in your art and stitch journey.

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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 and tutorials on these subjects.

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 www.deborahwirsu.com.

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 also 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!

What students say about Deborah's online courses...

'What a wonderful course, I'm so pleased that I subscribed. Thank you for sharing your expertise and making the lessons so accessible and easy to follow.' Ann. (Fabulous Fabric Landscapes)

'I've just been through the course, so I know what to expect, and find it clear and easy to follow. The Lifetime access is so useful, as like many others, I have to fit the course around other things, and had it been access for a set time, I'd have found it difficult to complete. As it is, I'll be able to relax and make the most of the time I have to create and stitch. Looking forward to beginning. Thanks, Deborah.' Alison (Fabulous Fabric Landscapes)

'Hi Deborah, I've really enjoyed watching this series of videos and can't wait to get started. Also looking forward to future courses - please add me to your e-mail notifications of these new courses. Thanks, Mary.' (Freestyle Machine Thread Sketching)

'This is one of the best on-line courses I've ever taken. The tone is just right, and everything seems to be covered, in an orderly and understandable manner. The downloads are excellent, and the lessons very straight-forward. Having listened and read through the whole course, I'm now ready to begin sewing, and am looking forward to also incorporating other fabric techniques I'm familiar with, such as dyeing and printing, into future work. Thank you, Deborah, for all the effort put in to making this course so very good.' Alison.(Fabulous Fabric Landscapes)

'Hello Deborah, I'm new to free motion quilting and so pleased I enrolled on your course. I have watched the whole course, and enjoyed every minute of it, with your very clear and pleasant teaching method before I venture into drawing and sewing my first picture. Kind Regards Val from the UK.' (Freestyle Machine Thread Sketching)

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. Subscribers have access to included courses for the duration of your Subscription. Any downloads made during your subscription are yours to keep.
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.
Which currency is the Course priced in?
The Course price is quoted in USD.
Will I be advised of updates and other products from Deborah Wirsu Arts Academy?
Yes. As a student at Deborah Wirsu Arts Academy you will receive occasional email newsletters from Deborah Wirsu (www.deborahwirsu.com) with news of general interest and/or updates, new courses and other products. You may opt out of these email newsletters at any time using the 'Unsubscribe' link at the bottom of the Studio News emails, or by contacting Deborah Wirsu.

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