2014 Training Dates Now Available!
          The Embroidery Training Studio was opened seven years ago to assist others in achieving maximum results with their embroidery work.  Whether you are new to embroidery, just opening a shop, or have years of experience, we have a training program for you. For more information on trainings, contact :melanie@embroideryfx.com

Various applications are taught.  Including digitizing, regardless of software owned, proper hooping techniques, hooping difficult items, proper placements and various tools of the trade.  Learn various techniques from applique and monogram applications to sewing on the most difficult of fabrics.  We intend to train you on the correct stabilizers, threads and needles to use to make stitching orders a breeze.  When it comes to creating embroidery, rejects are not an option.  Join Melanie as she shares over twenty years of information on running a successful embroidery shop. Her stories inspire, and motivate you to be the best embroiderer possible.

                                          February 18th - 21st, 2014

April 8th - 11th

June 17th - 20th, 2014

To register print out the date attending .pdf above and fax to 423-629-7611
or mail to:
3444 Ringgold Road
Chattanooga, TN  37412
ATTN: Melanie Coakley
In Shop classes are only offered select times of the year.

Class fee is 250.00 per day and goes for 4 days.  Daily class times are from 9:00 to 4:30.
There is an additional 50.00 materials fee for the samples, supplies and misc items we do in the four days.  A 50% non-refundable deposit is required.  If a conflict occurs, the deposit will be rolled over to another class time.

See sign up form for details of what to bring and hotel information.

The course is designed to cover the elements of embroidery such as digitizing, hooping, stabilizer, editing designs and much more! Student will leave with a wealth of knowledge about the embroidery process from start to finish.  Learn in a working environment!

Here are just a few of the topics covered during this intensive 4 day training:

Digitizing: Melanie was trained by the best digitizers in the world and took their knowledge and turned it into a successful digitizing business.  She was inspired to learn both the technical skills and passion for creating beautiful digitized designs.  While much has changed in the way of fabrics and equipment, the hard and fast rules she learned from the masters, show in her designs and how they stitch, look and feel.  She carries on the tradition of quality training, which includes understanding stitch types, push and pull compensations, pathing, stitch directions, densities and how they apply to todays fabrics.

Embroidery:  Creating fabulous embroidery  means understanding the entire process and what it takes.  From needles and threads to stabilizers.  They all work together along with proper equipment and framing techniques to create the WOW in your embroideries. This encompasses a wide variety of techniques.

Framing/Hooping:  It starts with proper hooping techniques, thread and needle selection and proper equipment.  From there we discover, techniques like applique, tackle twill and cap embroidery.  Understanding fabrics and how to properly stabilze is essential.  From lined garments, to those that have embroidery pockets.  Understanding all the elements that it takes to create award winning embroideries is what training is all about.

Placements:  Knowing where to embroider on a garment can make or break your end results.  Learn the easiest way for getting things straight and techniques for placements almost anywhere on a garment. Learn how to be a trendsetter with new and unusual placements and embroidery techniques.

Pricing for Profit: Today many are striking out in a new cottage industry from their home or starting a new business.  Knowing what to charge and how to charge for your services is essential whether you want to make money, buy more equipment, or just support your embroidery habit.

Marketing:  Learn how to be the best and make money enjoying what you love to do.  With over twenty five years of sales and marketing experience, Steve Coakley teaches you how to keep customers loyal and coming back time after time.  Creating loyalty based on quality products and services is a win-win scenario for you and you customers.  Learn  proven techniques which keep customers coming back!

  EmbroideryFX    3444 Ringgold Rd    Chattanooga, TN  37412  423-413-7512    fax 423-629-7611
On Site Individualized Classes