This course has been adapted from a in-house live training session delivered on a regular basis for students attending Geraldine’s Studio in Melbourne, Australia.
In this course you will learn how to do applique in the hoop, without actually placing the fabric in the hoop, using any Janome embroidery machine, including the MC350e, MC11000, MC12000 and MC15000.
The techniques demonstrated within this course can be applied to any brand of Embroidery Machine but the designs will need to be converted for that particular brand of machine.
The minimum hoop size required to stitch out the designs included in the course is 5” x7”.
The designs used to create the teddy and the blocks on the blanket are available for download to all students and are supplied in “JEF” format.
All included designs have been created and digitised by Geraldine and are supplied for your own personal use and cannot be distributed or sold with prior permission.
The course will take approximately 1 hour to complete but can be viewed at your own pace and revisited at any time for review.
It contains a featured furry Ted-E-Bear with a unique sculptured look surrounded by 4 tumbling blocks depicting the word “BABY”, with a 2 1/2” border using the same fabric as that used for the backing.
This is a watch over my shoulder course where you will see me complete each task and then follow by example.
I will demonstrate how to use printed templates to get precise placement of your design so you can be assured that the designs end up exactly where you expect them to.
You will also learn how to finish the blanket with perfect mitred corners, giving you a professional finish to be proud of.
If you’re an embroidery enthusiast, this course will expand your skills while creating a fun blanket and Ted-E-Bear that any child would love to hug and cuddle.
Geraldine is a free lance Janome Educator, currently engaged by a number of major sewing machine outlets in Australia to assist them educate their customers in the use of their Janome embroidery machines and digitizing software.
With over two decades of experience in the sewing industry, Geraldine has been involved in all facets of the industry from assisting customers as a retail sales consultant to State Manager, Victoria with Singer Australia and Victorian educator with Janome Australia Head Office. Geraldine is acknowledged as an expert within the industry by both her peers and students.
Geraldine has conducted classes on all aspects of sewing from basic sewing to pattern drafting, dressing making, tailoring, lingerie, patchwork & quilting. Including designing her own unique pattern drafting ruler to assist students design their own skirts and trousers.
Geraldine has also arranged and managed events at major craft exhibitions in Australia and the US on behalf of industry leaders Singer & Janome while engaged as Victorian State Manager & Victorian Educator respectively.
Now as a Free Lance Educator and with a passion for all things embroidery, Geraldine is constantly researching what is happening within the industry, creating interesting projects and sharing her knowledge with her students.
She runs a studio in Melbourne, Australia, supporting local embroidery enthusiasts with in-houses classes for the newbee to the more advanced courses on getting the best from your digitising software and is developing online courses based on feedback from her followers and students.