This workshop is designed for anyone who owns an overlocker but doesn’t get the most use from it because of threading and tension issues.
The class starts with threading from scratch with an explanation of the mechanics of the chaining process and how it affects the finished stitch. Coloured threads are used to illustrate the different paths each thread takes ad how it forms the stitch.
Tension adjustments, stitch length, stitch width and differential feed are covered.
Students will complete a note book (supplied with full written descriptions of all techniques) of samples including techniques such as, inside and outside corners, finishing off when sewing around circles and hems, rolled hemming, pintucking, lace, cotton tape & elastic application, decorative flatlocking, decorative edging and tucks & Overlocking over cords and yarn.
Decorative threads will be supplied in class for students to use.
Students will require an overlocker in good working condition, basic fabrics, some notions and all overlocker accessories.
This is a full day class with a running time of 6 hours. 9.30 – 4pm allowing ½ hour for lunch.
Includes full lesson notes and use of decorative threads.