Specialty Threads • Tuesday, December 5, 6 – 9 pm

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Tuesday, December 5, 6 – 9 pm

Steve Pauling

Specialty threads (metallics, woolies, stretch, embroidery, top stitching, perl, monofilament, invisible yarn, upholstery, etc.) offer a whole new world of creativity and expression for textile artists, but they can be difficult and frustrating to use. Learn the technical skills in how to use them, which ones are the easiest to master, and which sewing machine hook systems are the most reliable and versatile with the widest variety of threads. We will also review specialty needles and their applications. This is a hands-on workshop, so bring your machine in good working condition. Please note: you MUST have a good understanding of machine tension and be comfortable adjusting both top and bottom tensions on your machine. If you need more instruction in adjusting your machine tension, consider taking Mastering Machine Tension as a primer before this class.

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Instructor Bio:

Steve Pauling has had a life-long interest and passion for collecting, fixing, refurbishing, and using sewing machines. He began servicing and repairing machines about 15 years ago. His technical knowledge of sewing machines and mastery of tailoring skills have provided him with a unique understanding and perspective for teaching others. Pauling has taught classes in machine use and maintenance, as well as in the fine art of tailoring across the Twin Cities and at Textile Center. bobbinhousestudio.com

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Withdrawal Policy

If you need to withdraw from class and you send a withdrawal request at least 5 business days before the start of your workshop, you may receive a refund (minus a $25 processing fee). Alternatively, you may transfer your full tuition to another currently listed class or convert your full tuition into a tax-deductible donation to Textile Center.

We are unable to provide a refund or make a tuition transfer if your notice of withdrawal is received less than 5 business days before the start of your workshop, except in the case of illness or health risk (please see COVID-19 tuition transfer policy here). In this case, your tuition can be converted to a tax-deductible donation to Textile Center. We will be happy to provide you with a receipt for your donation if you request one.

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