Nancy Prince
Thread Painting

Workshops and Lectures


WORKSHOPS  

All of Nancy's students have a front row seat.  She uses the latest video camera technology to give each student an extreme close-up of her work on a large screen.

To see how close you will be and to give you some practice before you come to class, click on this link - Stitches with Attitude!


Thread Painted Landscapes - Summer
My Most Popular Thread Painted Workshop!

Basic Technique Workshop    All  Levels    20 Students    6 Hours

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Thread Painted Landscapes - Nancy Prince My most popular workshop introduces the two thread painting techniques I use. Using my anyone-can-do-it approach, you will learn how simple thread painting is. A zigzag or straight stitch are the only stitches necessary to create amazing thread painted designs. No artistic skill is needed so come join us for a day full of fun. Simple designs have been selected to boost your confidence right away.  Image Details







Thread Painted Landscapes - Spring
A New Version of My Most Popular Thread Painted Workshop!

Basic Technique Workshop    All  Levels    20 Students    6 Hours

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This workshop introduces you to a simple way of mastering the straight and zigzag stitch to thread paint simple designs. The process might seem complicated, but my step-by-step approach will assure you success right from the start.

All aspects of each design are demoed via camera and projector so it is almost like having a private lesson with me. A preprinted design easily guides you through each step. So come see how easy the process is and how much fun creating designs in thread can be!












Creating Realism with Thread
Learn How to Shade, Blend and Highlight

Basic Technique Workshop          All Levels          20 Students           6 Hours

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Creating Realism with Thread - Nancy PrinceWant to give character to your characters? Realism in thread painting is achieved by incorporating shadows and highlights and properly blending the thread into a design. Without shadows the design would have no form and would appear flat. Learn the design parameters required to shade, blend and highlight with thread to create realism. Sign up and come have some fun.

NOTE: The Supply List for this workshop is for the school boy. This workshop can be expanded for additional days up to a maximum of 5 days. Please contact Nancy for Supply Lists for additional days.



Thread Painting and Thread Sketching Combined

Basic Technique Workshop    All Levels    20 Students    6 Hours

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Thread Sketching - Flowers Along the Way  - Nancy Prince
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. You will be amazed how a straight and zigzag stitch creates magic right before your eyes.

All aspects of each design are demoed via camera and projector so it is almost like having a private lesson with me. So come see how easy the process is and how much fun creating designs in thread can be!





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Whimsical Flowers

A Thread Painting and Thread Sketching Workshop

Basic Technique Workshop    All  Levels    20 Students    3 or 6 Hours



This is a perfect class for beginners or for those wanting to brush up on their thread work skills. This workshop introduces you to the technique for both thread painting and thread sketching making it easy for you to incorporate theses techniques into your own quilt or landscape design. A pre-printed design acts as a guide to make the technique simple. Creating designs in thread is just too much fun so come learn the process.
















Thread Sketched Portrait

Basic Technique Workshop    All  Levels    20 Students    3 Hours

All of us have that special portrait that we have looked at for years wondering how we could transform it into something special.. An easy and quick solution is thread sketching the portrait. In this workshop you will learn the parameters for successful thread sketching and be able to transfer this knowledge to a portrait of your own after you complete the class. This is a very simple technique and one that everyone will be successful with.












Thread Sketching – Flowers Along the Way

Basic Technique Workshop    All Levels    20 Students    6 Hours

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Thread Sketching - Flowers Along the Way  - Nancy Prince Sketching with thread is just way too much fun!! It’s as simple as following a preprinted color coded design with a straight stitch – how easy is that? You, too, can let the artist within shine! So grab your thread and come join me for a bit of information and how to become the master of the straight stitch.







Thread Painting - It’s As Easy as 1, 2, 3...

 Basic Project Workshop   All Levels    20 Students    6 Hours


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Thread Painting - It's As Easy as 1,2,3  - Nancy PrinceHave you wanted to incorporate realism into your quilting with a little thread work but just aren’t sure where to start? Then come share a day with me and thread paint this small country vignette. Correct thread selection is paramount to creating the realism you want and just as important is learning how to manipulate the hoop to create a wide range of designs. You will learn just how simple thread painting can be if taken a step at a time. So come join me for a day of fun and creativity!!





















Thread Sketching Flowers of the Night

Technique and Project Workshops    All Levels    20 Students    3 Hours

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Thread Sketching Flowers of the Night - Nancy PrinceThread sketching is a fun and easy technique to learn. It is especially easy when you let the background fabric provide some of the work for you. In this class you will learn the importance of selecting the right thread color as well as the importance of using different weights of thread in the same design to give more realism to your project. A great way to start your thread sketching adventure!

Note: 3 hour class covers two flower.








Swinging into Thread Sketching


Technique and Project Workshops    All Levels    20 Students    6 Hours

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Swinging into Thread Sketching - Nancy PrinceAll of us have a favorite photograph we would like to convert into fabric and thread. In this class you will learn how to take a photo or combination of photos and turn them into a small thread sketch.  Using a photo of mine you will learn how simple it is to take this photo and with the stroke of a needle create a sketch right before your eyes. You actually get 3 workshops in one – turning a photo into a design, learning how to thread sketch and finally a short introduction into using Tsukineko inks to augment your completed project.






Thread Sketching - What's the Buzz About?

Technique and Project Workshop    All Levels    20 Students    6 Hours

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Thread Sketching - What's the Buzz About? - Nancy Prince Thread sketching has become a very popular way to play with thread and the best part is that results are almost instant.  Thread sketching is meant to give the idea of a simple landscape or design but isn’t intended to capture its entire essence. If you have wanted to try working with thread but didn’t know where to start, then this simple class is a great way to start. Once you learn the technique, you will be able to strike out on your own.








Shading and Blending with Thread

Technique and Project Workshop    All Levels    20 Students   6 Hours

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Shading and Blending with Thread - Nancy Prince Want to have some fun with thread and create realism into your thread work?  This workshop will introduce you to a simple way of blending, shading and highlighting with thread.  The process might seem complicated, but my step-by-step approach will show you how choosing the right thread colors and the color-coded design makes thread painting the design a snap.  It’s easy and way too much fun!!









Thread Painting Simple Flowers

Basic Technique Workshop    All Levels    20 Students    6 Hours


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Thread Painting Simple Flowers  - Nancy Prince In this fun and easy workshop you'll have fun playing with thread and discover how easy it is to blend thread.  You will discover how to coax a straight or zigzag stitch to do the work for you.  This is a great project for those that haven't tried thread painting before.  Simple, quick and easy to  master!










Country Threads

Basic Project Workshop        All Levels       20 Students        3 Hours


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Country ThreadsA simple design, a few spools of thread and a willingness to learn are all that is required to be successful in this workshop. This workshop is a great way to ease into thread painting and learn the basics – a good refresher if you have already taken a workshop from me. It’s fun and addictive. So come and have some fun.





























Crazy for Thread Painted Landscapes – Spring

Project Workshop    All Levels    20 Students    6 Hours



Crazy for Thread Painted Landscapes - Spring - Nancy PrinceCome be Mother Nature for a day and thread paint a small landscape vignette. Crazy for Landscapes – Spring is one in a series of four circular landscape projects. This workshop is a great way to give thread painting a try or to increase your thread painting skills. The supplied preprinted design assures success right from the start. And a straight and zigzag stitch do all the work for you – all you have to do is move the hoop. So come spend a few hours learning how to create landscapes in thread.












Crazy for Thread Painted Landscapes – Summer

Project Workshop    All Levels   20 Students    6 Hours


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Crazy for Thread Painted Landscapes - Summer - Nancy PrinceThis third in a series of Crazy for Landscapes workshops is fun, easy and just way too addictive. Part of the workshop fee includes custom printed background fabric plus a drawing overlay acts as a guide for you to thread paint your way to success. So come be Mother Nature for a day and create a small landscape vignette. Straight and zigzag stitches are simple to learn and will start you on your way to your own thread painting adventure. So come spend a few hours learning how to create landscapes in thread – it’s fun, simple and oh, so addictive











Quilting a Landscape Quilt

Basic Technique Workshop     All Levels    20 Students    3 Hours


Quilting a Landscape Quilt - Nancy PrinceQuilting a landscape quilt is different than quilting a traditional quilt. Remove all thoughts of feathers and crosshatching – you have to think terrain for the quilting to be effective. Learn how easy it is to determine the appropriate quilting lines based on different terrains and how simply changing the quilting detail can create the illusion that one area is far away while another is closer. And no, you will not hove to relearn your quilting skills – just change a bit how you use those skills.





Autumn’s Glory

Basic Technique Workshop    All Levels    20 Students    3 Hours

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Autumn's Glory - Nancy Prince Designs with a low stitch density are thread painted directly to the quilt top. You will learn the design parameters required for a distortion free design and how and when to use the zigzag and straight stitch. Just by changing the direction of the hoop completely changes the look of the stitch. The designs chosen for this workshop are easy and simple and will prepare you for your own designs later on.

NOTE: do not select this workshop if you have already selected Thread Painted Landscapes.






















Floridian Sunset

Basic Project Workshop    All Levels    20 Students    6 Hours

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Floridian Sunset A favorite of Floridians and Californians is the lofty palm tree. The simplicity in the design makes for an easy adventure in thread painting. Stabilization is the name of the game in thread painting and you will learn secrets on how to prepare your design for a distortion free project. This workshop is easy, fun and totally addictive!













LECTURES

So What is Thread Painting All About?

Come take a fun and thought-provoking journey with me into the avenue of thread painting. While thread painting can look complicated, in fact, it is actually very easy. The lecture will demonstrate my step-by-step techniques to show you just how simple the technique can be. And finally the trunk show will detail a short history of some of my thread painted quilts



LECTURE/DEMOS

Anyone-Can-Do-It Thread Painting  -  1 1/2 hour

Thread painting – do these two words bring anxiety to mind?  Then let me change your perception in a fun approach to my thread painting techniques.  The informational lecture will set the stage for creating the designs and the step-by-step demo will show you how even the most complicated designs can be broken down into simple steps.  Only a straight or zigzag stitch is required so how hard can it be?  Thread painting is simple, exciting and just way too much fun. 


FEES:  Please contact Nancy via email for current workshop and lecture fees

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