Folded Cutwork


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This class will teach the basics of needle turn applique. As the name implies. The needle turn method involves using the shaft and the point of the needle to turn under the raw edges of fabric as it is stitched down onto a background. We will be using a technique called “folded cutwork” to create our applique pattern. This is basically folding freezer paper (think of making paper snowflakes as a child) and using the cutout design as our applique. Rasnake prefers to teach this method to beginners of applique because it is a project that will take several hours to finish and will give you lots of practice on the 4 elements of needle turn: inside curves, outside curves, inside points, and outside points. You will get started on the block in class and then take it home to complete after some practice time

Folded Cutwork with Audra Rasnake
Saturday, September 19 at 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
$30 non-members, $26 members

Supply List:

  • Needles (applique needles are good, but any type you are comfortable with will work)
  • Longer style needles to baste with (embroidery needles are ok)
  • Basic / economy thread
  • Paper scissors
  • A pair of small scissors with a sharp point. (We will be clipping into small areas of fabric) Thimble Pins Markers to mark your fabric.
  • White marking pens or a white chalk marking pen (fine tip).
  • 4’x4’piece of applique fabric
  • 15’x 15″ piece of background fabric.
  • Thread that matches your APPLIQUE fabric (not the background fabric). lf you can’t find an exact match, grays and taupes work well. lf you have a multi-colored fabric, match the thread to the predominant color. NOTE: Be sure that there is good contrast between your two fabrics. I also recommend batiks for beginners….they tend to fray less.

Students and instructors are required to wear a mask and maintain physical distance. Class seating will be limited to 8 students or less. Minimum enrollment of 4 students. Students must register a minimum of one week in advance of any class. Masks are required for students and instructors.

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Class Cost

Member, Non-member