Creative Techniques for Regular & Free Motion ZigZag in Textile Art & Quilting - Parts 1 & 2

This Bundle includes:

ZigZag Zazzle Part One: Creative Ways to use Regular ZigZag stitch in Textile Art & Quilting

ZigZag Zazzle Part Two: Creative Techniques for Thread Painting with Free Motion ZigZag

Courses Included with Purchase

Creative ways to use Regular ZigZag stitch in Textile Art and Quilting
Deborah Wirsu
Creative Techniques for Thread Painting with Free Motion ZigZag
Deborah Wirsu

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Have you ever considered ZigZag stitch for thread sketching & thread painting?

Learn how now!

Who is this Class Bundle for?

This Class Bundle will be perfect for you if...

  • You are a beginner at textile art or quilting and want to learn everything you need to know to get started with Regular ZigZag stitch.
  • Are adventurous and want to try Free Motion ZigZag for thread painting or quilting.
  • Although the free motion techniques are more 'advanced', they are not difficult after a little practice.
  • Both the regular and free motion techniques are wonderfully useful in Textile Art, Quilting and Thread Painting!

Purchasing the Bundle gives you a great discount, plus all the Projects, Designs and Reference Notes from both Classes, that are yours to keep forever!


What to expect from the Classes...

These two classes take you from the very basics of using Regular ZigZag stitch (with the feed dogs up) to advanced techniques using Free Motion ZigZag stitch (feed dogs down) for Thread Painting.

Over the two classes I'll show you:

ZigZag Zazzle! Part One:

This video-based course focuses on guiding you through the all basics of using regular ZigZag stitch, with the feed dogs 'up' - all those little things I learned on my own journey, that will help you create wonderful, professional work.

Everything you need to set your sewing machine up correctly:

  • Which presser foot to use
  • All about stitch width and length
  • Tension - how to avoid problems before they occur
  • Machine needles and threads
  • Fabrics
  • Stabilising your work
  • How to start and stop a row of stitching

Tips to make your work look professional:

  • The correct way to stitch corners, curves and points
  • Explore creative and unusual ways to use ZigZag stitch in your work - Yes! It IS possible to 'draw' with ZigZag stitch without going 'free motion'!
  • Make a stitch sampler to master the techniques

Create two stunning projects:

  • Perfect your technique for using satin stitch with appliqué
  • Create your own unique mini-landscape design, stitched with ZigZag stitch
  • Includes downloadable designs to get you started!

ZigZag Zazzle! Part Two:

Over 3 Modules, and a series of practical activities, this class focuses on giving you a rounded overview of free motion ZigZag stitch and a launching platform to take your future work in whatever direction you choose.

  • How to set up your machine for Free Motion ZigZag
  • A range of different stitch styles to explore
  • An introduction to Lettering with Free Motion ZigZag

Four Practical Projects, including downloadable designs:

  • Blending and Shading
  • Thread Painting with 'Sideways' free motion ZigZag
  • Thread Painting using a Hoop, using large free motion ZigZag
  • Thread Painting from a sketch, combining Sideways & Multi-directional free motion ZigZag

Courses Included with Purchase

Creative ways to use Regular ZigZag stitch in Textile Art and Quilting
Deborah Wirsu
Creative Techniques for Thread Painting with Free Motion ZigZag
Deborah Wirsu

Original Price:


My Goal!

My Goal is to guide your ZigZag journey, from the very beginning, to more advanced and set you on a creative journey that will continue for 'life'.

Once you get 'hooked' with Thread Painting, it's hard to put it aside. It is SO much fun!

At the end of these courses you will be able to explore a whole new world of creativity!

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

'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)

'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)

'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 love this class. of course I jump around, because I am soooo excited. How can I send the picture I would like to use for your imput? Then I will start with the class "homework" :) Thank you Margaret.'(Fabulous Fabric Landscapes)

Hi, I just wanted to say hello and thank you! I have never taken an art, sewing, or quilt class. Having been completely self-taught has been fun BUT I am thrilled to have found you! Your style, manner, and expertise are perfect for me to learn new skills and enhance others! I am having so much fun learning from you! Suzanne (Fabulous Fabric Landscapes)


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 Amazon.com 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 www.ThreadSketchingInAction.com [formerly 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 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!

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