Deborah Wirsu Arts Academy

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Be your own expert at thread sketching and artful appliqué.

Begin an exhilarating journey into the world of thread sketching and thread painting – an unlimited world of texture, colour, design, and imagination.

Regardless of whether you're just starting out, or have experience under your belt, it is easy to feel intimidated by all the 'talent' that surrounds you. But the belief that you need 'talent' is a myth.

My passion is to offer inspiration and education in thread sketching, thread painting, and artful appliqué techniques. I will also work with you to develop your confidence, creative mindset, and unique, personal style.

I often don't follow conventional routes, and I encourage students to explore new methods and push personal boundaries.



No part of these courses may be reproduced, shared, used as teaching material or transmitted in any form, without the express permission of the author/creator.

'Thank you so much for this course. I applied your philosophy (i.e. have a go and be creative) to my project and so far am delighted with my efforts.' [Judith]


'Love your clear delivery and easy to follow instructions.' [Anna]


'Brilliant, Deborah! Thank you so much for your understanding and humanity. It's just what many of us need to hear.' [Barbara]


'This is one of the best online courses I've ever taken.' [Alison]


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When do the courses start and finish? Each course starts as soon as your enrolment is processed, and never ends. They are completely self-paced courses — you decide when you start and when you finish.

How long do I have access to my purchased courses? How does *lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own. *Lifetime Access: You have access to all your paid Courses and Resources for the duration of (1) your lifetime, (2) the lifetime of me, Deborah Wirsu, or (3) the lifetime of this business, Deborah Wirsu Arts Academy.

What if I am unhappy with my course? We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, please contact us within 30 days of the date and time of your enrolment and we will give you a full refund.

Which currency are the courses priced in? All courses are available for purchase only in USD due to frequent international currency fluctuations. This platform does not automatically convert currencies at the checkout (unlike some big companies like Amazon). Your bank will convert the payment to your local currency. This is a fairer system for all students.

Why is sales tax added to my purchase? Each country has different legally-required digital sales tax applied to courses. Teachable manages these taxes so that they reflect the legal digital sales tax laws of the country YOU reside in. You will be able to see how much sales tax is being added before completing your purchase. Not all countries, and not all types of digital courses, require sales tax. It will be added to your purchase only where necessary.

Copyright Notice. Please note that all courses listed at Deborah Wirsu Arts Academy are copyright. They are for personal use only and should not be shared or used as teaching material without express written authorisation by the creator, Deborah Wirsu.