FTCU-W01-11.001.jpegFTC-U Workshop 01-11

Class length is approximately 2 hrs and 05 minutes.

Cross Stitch Angel

Begins at 3:00 of the video.  Duration 15 minutes.

Learn to use the cross stitch wizard to create this angel design.  You can adjust the size of the actual crosses with 14 stitches per inch as a nice size for 40 wt thread and 18 or 20 with 60 wt thread.  Another setting in the wizard is the ability to set the size of the design and the larger or smaller and in the case of this angel making it larger allowed for more of the detail in the design to be picked up in the cross stitch. ftcu-w01-11-003ftcu-w01-11-004ftcu-w01-11-005

The Mighty Star Dot

Begins at 17:30 of the video.  Duration 34 minutes.

The star dot is Trevor’s answer to making a dot at the smallest sizes.  This special 5 point star technique is good for sizes from 2.5 mm down to 1mm.  At this small size each stitch travels across the shape allowing for the longest stitch possible at this small size. ftcu-w01-11-006ftcu-w01-11-007

Mayan Sun – Star Dots

Begins at 51:30 of the video.  Duration 5 minutes.

Trevor creates a Motif from the star dot that can then be used to create a line from a string of dots.  This technique will create a very strong and bold sewing line.  This is perfect for designing from a photo of a Mayan elder with a beautiful hand sewn sun on his shirt.  Trevor uses freehand drawing mode to quickly sketch the sun design and then uses the motif star dot to bring it to life. ftcu-w01-11-008ftcu-w01-11-009ftcu-w01-11-010

Beaded Flowers – Star Dots

Begins at 56:00 of the video.  Duration 6 minutes.

This design uses the star dot method to crate a look similar to the traditional beaded patterns you can find on a Native American moccasin or Jacket.  The star dot line looks awesome. ftcu-w01-11-011ftcu-w01-11-012ftcu-w01-11-013ftcu-w01-11-014

HEX Motif Fill

Begins at 1:02:00 of the video.  Duration 10 minutes.

Learn to use a simple shape like this hexagon to create a pattern that you can then use as a motif fill.  Use stitch mode to select the stitches and save them as a custom motif pattern.FTCU-W01-11.019.jpeg

Sashiko Inspired Design

Begins at 1:12:00 of the video.  Duration 12 minutes.

Trevor creates this sashiko design from the provided vector .emf artwork.  To avoid jumps in the design you can use the auto sequence tool combined wit the start/stop tool.  Another technique to consider is using the combine tool.ftcu-w01-11-015ftcu-w01-11-016ftcu-w01-11-017

Sashiko Inspired Design

Begins at 1:24:30 of the video.  Duration 3 minutes.

Trevor provides vector .emf artwork for the sashiko design and flower so you can easily create the same patterns.  This flower will be used to compliment the sashiko motif fill patterns that Trevor will be creating later in class. FTCU-W01-11.018.jpeg

Sashiko Circles Motif Fill

Begins at 1:27:00 of the video.  Duration 5 minutes.

Traditional sashiko patterns can be a great source of artwork for creating new custom motif fill patterns.  This circle pattern comes from the design made earlier in class. FTCU-W01-11.020.jpeg

Sashiko Bamboo Leaves

Begins at 1:32:30 of the video.  Duration 7 minutes.

This bamboo leaves sashiko motif pattern was made using the .emf vector artwork that is provided.  This is a very easy pattern to create and works really well as a motif. ftcu-w01-11-021ftcu-w01-11-022ftcu-w01-11-023

Sashiko Diamond Motif Fill

Begins at 1:39:30 of the video.  Duration 6 minutes.

Trevor creates this Diamond motif pattern.ftcu-w01-11-024ftcu-w01-11-025ftcu-w01-11-026

Sashiko Diamond 2 Motif Fill

Begins at 1:45:30 of the video.  Duration 5 minutes.

Each pattern is a new challenge to find the repeating part and then create the stitches for that motif.  Make a box round the repeating area and create just the stitches in that area. ftcu-w01-11-027ftcu-w01-11-028ftcu-w01-11-029

Sashiko Diamonds with Flower

Begins at 1:50:00 of the video.  Duration 15 minutes.

Learn how to use the remove overlaps option to be able to combine this sashiko flower with this diamond patter.  The trick is to make an outline of the flower shape and then convert that to be a fill stitch object so that it will remove the stitches from this motif from under the flower.  Then you delete the filled flower shape. ftcu-w01-11-030ftcu-w01-11-031

FTCU-W01 – Custom Motif Challenge Invitation.  

Create a new Custom Motif and use it in a design.  Send Trevor the motif, the design and a photo to include in the Challenge review class (FTCU-W01-12) on February 17th, 2016. You can expect more inspiration for creating new custom motifs in our next class FTCU-W01-11 in January and then I need to receive your design by February 14th 2016 to be included in the review class.FTCU-W01-11.032.jpeg