Learn about Needles and Threads with Dawn Cameron-Dick

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Learn about Needles and Threads with Dawn Cameron-Dick

This is a very comprehensive lecture and worth listening to again and again! This is from our archives as part of our Throwback Thursday programme – enjoy.

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Needles & Thread – a marriage in heaven or hell?

Dawn has learned so much about needles, threads, and fabric over the years and, in this lecture, shares this vast knowledge with us. The relationship between line and hand on your machine is significant. Did you know that Schmetz alone makes 33 different sorts of writings, not to mention that there can be various sizes in each category? They are made for a reason. True to say that not all needles apply to quilters. But we are trying to use so many of the lovely different threads that are now on the market, and with some knowledge from Dawn. You can avoid some frustrating sewing days.

If your local quilt shop doesn’t stock the Presencia threads, you can obtain them through Creative Quilting, which currently stocks the beiges, greys, and neutral shades.

www.creativequilting.co.u.k

Update Since Filming :

If you would like to learn more about needles and threads, we recommend adding yourselves to the Barnyarns newsletter database – https://www.barnyarns.co.uk/. Its height is informative regularly!

The new threads on the block that we all like are Aurifil – again available through your local quilt shop or www.creativequilting.co.uk

More about Dawn – Cameron Dick

Exciting news!

Pocket Tutor Book

Dawn’s third book, Pocket Tutor: The essential guide for Patchwork & Quilting, is now available.

Pocket Tutor is an essential guide to threads, needles, wadding, formulas, and fabric that fits in your pocket. Purchase your copy now through the site – click here.

For teaching assignments and lectures, you can contact Dawn directly

quilterdawn1@gmail.com or visit her website www.dawncamerondick.com

Dawn is a self-taught quilter who has made quilts for over 30 years. She has been a quilting teacher and lecturer for the last 26 years and was voted Runner-up UK Teacher of the Year in 1999

A very traditional quilter, Dawn uses modern products to produce her “signature” technique, Invisible Machine Appliqué, which is done on a machine, but pay has hand-done-looking appliqué.

Why not consider inviting her to teach your group, or in your shop – she isn’t afraid of traveling! She has a trunk full of quilts to share with you if you invite her to lecture.

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