Welcome  to my textile world. I'm a studio fiber artist and
this site will show you what I make. My subject matter is what I draw
from life and my techniques are threadpainting,
applique,patchwork,quilting and embellishing with decorative
machine stitching.

I teach classes for big groups and small.  For the individual student I
have classes on CD for sale.  In my video classes, you hardly see me
at all.  The focus is on the machine, materials and techniques.
What is Threadpainting? Threadpainting is
a method for creating original embroidery by machine.  The feed teeth on
the sewing machine are dropped or covered so that the fabric under the
machine's needle can be moved in any direction to create lines, areas of
color, and texture by stitches.  All design is created when the stitcher
moves the fabric under the needle.  When a design is drawn onto the
fabric and the fabric is placed in a hoop with stabilizer, then there is more
control over the finished work.

Terry has been doing this work since 1996.  The techniques she uses
have been discovered through experimentation and self-study.  These are
the techniques she presents in her classes and videos.

Disclaimer!:  Everything that Terry shows has been tested by her and
taught with success to beginners in classes across the country.  She
does not believe her techniques are the only way to do this work.  When
students find ways that suit them better she thinks that is good!  Terry will
only do or teach what she knows (it is very subjective) and she won't
present what she doesn't know! :-)
"My Big Fat Greek Still Life"
38"x 45"
Threadpainted with variegated
cotton threads on purchased hand
dyed fabric.
I very much appreciate my husband Scot.
We designed my website together. Scot  
produces wonderful instructional videos for
me,quilt teachers and others.

I very much appreciate you for visiting my
website....  Thank You!
Check out Star
Threads website to
see the new Star
designed by Terry
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