New Classes!

Hi everyone!

I will be teaching some new classes, some on Zoom and some In Person!   If you’re interested in any of these classes send me an email: Contact Me

May 16, 2021 1-3:30 pm EDT with the NJ ASDP on Zoom: Reverse Applique— see class description below

More information for these classes in a future post:

October 2, 2021 10-12n with Atlanta ASG in Atlanta, GA: The Bodices from Creating Couture Embellishment

October 2, 2021 2-4 pm with Atlanta ASG in Atlanta, GA: Carnations & Leaves from Ribbon

October 30, 2021 9-12n with ASDP Conference in Boise ID: Writing About Sewing

February 8-9, 2022 with the NTGM on Zoom: Feathers, Chinese Knots and Channel Quilting (Boutis Provencal)

Reverse Applique on May 16, 2021

Reverse appliqué involves layering several pieces of fabric together then cutting through each layer to expose the lower layers in a predetermined design.  Normally, Applique is based on layering fabrics up from the base, similar to getting dressed; first comes the underwear, topped by a shirt and finally a sweater.  For Reverse Applique you start with the sweater, cut through it to see the shirt, and then cut through the shirt to see that beautiful bra you bought on a whim. I find this technique just shy of an enigma: sometimes my designs are hurtled into the trash with a “Phooey!” and sometimes I jump for joy with a “WooHoo!”

Join me and the New Jersey ASDP chapter on May 16, 2021 at 1 pm EDT on Zoom to try Reverse Applique. The class will last approximately 2.5 hours and the kit costs $15.00 ($35.00 for non ASDP members) payable to the NJ ASDP chapter. I will send you a kit with directions, and supplies for a paper version of a Reverse Applique design (the Crane on the left), a fabric version of a Reverse Applique design (the Interlocking Chain on the right) and later, (via email) a Zoom link so we can try this mind-bending technique together.


Reverse Applique version of a Crane in yellow, red, grey and white paper

Reverse Applique Crane in paper

Cuff on tan jacket with Reverse Applique in red, black, silver and black lace.

Reverse Applique Cuff on linen/cotton jacket










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