Nancy Prince
Thread Painting

Virtual Workshops and Lectures

The coronavirus of 2020 definitely changed our way of life at least for the short term and I for one was looking for a way to put a bit of normalcy back into my life. Flying to distant locations was not possible or safe but fortunately platforms such as Zoom were available to fill the void where workshops and lectures can be presented virtually. The workshops presented below bring the workshop right into your home for you to proceed at your own pace. These workshops are for quilting guilds, shows and seminars only.  

Basically this is how the workshop will proceed. The day of the workshop each student will be emailed links to the videos for their selected workshop. At the time designated for the workshop the students and I will get together for a little chat to discuss break times, lunch times, dos and don’ts and a few other workshop related item. After our get together, students will access the videos to begin the thread painting project. Between breaks students can either email, text or call me with questions and send me a picture of their project if problems arise or to critique their work. At conclusion of the workshop the videos will be available for a period of time for the students to review or finish their project. I will be available for that time period to answer questions as time permits.

Lectures will be presented live through a platform such as Zoom.



Virtual Workshops


Thread Painted Landscapes Woodlands 
Learn to embellish a printed design 

Basic Technique Workshop          All Levels          30 Students           6 Hours

Setting Up Your Machine for Free Motion (20 minutes)

Kit MUST be purchased at least two weeks prior to workshop date

The Thread Painted Landscape workshops have been my most popular workshops for 20 years. In the workshop you will have the feeling you are looking over my shoulder as you view an  up-close visual of each thread painting step. Still pictures help augment each demonstration. The Woodlands project is easy enough for a beginner but creative enough for anyone that would like to sharpen their thread painting skills. A straight and zigzag stitch act as the workhorses to manipulate the thread to create each design to its completion. So come join me for some great fun!! 


Embellishing Printed Fabric with Thread Painting  
A ready made background to embellish 

Basic Technique Workshop          All Levels          30 Students           6 Hours

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Black and white fabric is prevalent in most quilt shops and is a very creative option to thread paint some amazing designs. Thread painting on commercial fabric is as easy as 1.2.3. In this workshop you will learn how to blend thread to make the finished flower look realistic. With the design printed, it is easy to begin your thread painting adventure. The comprehensive video is almost like having a private lesson with me. Once you have taken this workshop, you will never look at black and white fabric the same again. 


Thread Painting and Thread Sketching Combined 
A great workshop to learn both thread painting and thread sketching 

Basic Technique Workshop          All Levels          30 Students           6 Hours

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This workshop will introduce you to both thread painting and thread sketching. A pre-printed design easily guides you through each step to assure your success right from the start. The straight and zigzag stitch creates magic right before your eyes. The comprehensive video is almost like having a private lesson with m. So come see how easy the process is and how much fun creating designs in thread can be.













Country Thread Sketching
Learn how to thread sketch

Basic Technique Workshop          All Levels          30 Students           6 Hours

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Many of us have a photograph or memory of a favorite landscape that we would love to thread sketch but just aren't sure how to go about it. In this workshop you will learn how simple thread sketching can be just by using only a straight and zigzag stitch. The comprehensive video is almost like having a private lesson with me. By the end of the workshop you will be confident to transfer what you have learned on a photograph or memory of your own. 


Simple Thread Painting
A simple project to start with

Basic Technique Workshop          All Levels          30 Students           3 Hours

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Purchase Workshop Kit
Preparing for the Workshop
Thread Painting Stitches - Video (9 minutes
Setting Up Your Machine for Free Motion (20 minutes)

Kit MUST be purchased at least two weeks prior to workshop date

 Never thread painted before? Then this workshop is a great place to start. A straight and zigzag stitch are the little work horses and a pre-printed design easily guides you through each step so no stress about how to proceed. The comprehensive video is almost like having a private lesson with me. So why not spend a few hours and learn a new technique to add to your quilting arsenal. 














Virtual Lectures



An Unexpected Journey

  Some twenty plus years ago I picked up a little wooden hoop and a piece of stabilizer and that moment sent me on a totally unexpected yet enjoyable journey into the world of thread painting. Never in my wildest dreams did I think a little thread and stabilizer could produce such fun and creative designs. While thread painting can look complicated, it is actually quite easy. With 20 years of making thread painting quilts and teaching to anyone that will listen there is a story to tell. The lecture will demonstrate my thread painting technique, some fun and humorous stories and lastly a virtual trunk slide show of quilts from my first thread painted quilt to my latest competitive quilt.