PH003ThuAM - Hide the Honeycomb: Fussy-Cutting Made Spectacular
Thursday, February 23, 2023
9:00am – 12:00pm Atlanta Time
Non-Member Price: $120.00
Member Price until Nov. 30: $96.00
NOTE: Materials fees are required for some workshops. These fees are paid directly to faculty and are not part of your registration fee. Materials Fee: 0 Fee Details: 0
Required Supplies: • Twelve fat quarters or half yards. Don't be afraid to choose large prints! The more interesting the fabric, the more interesting and dynamic your blocks will be. Rhea loves florals, paisley, stripes, and anything with symmetry. It's helpful, but not necessary, if all or most of your fabrics coordinate, or have similar background colors.
• Fabric scissors (Karen Kay Buckley Perfect Scissors size large or medium are Rhea's suggestion). Shared scissors will be proved but Rhea suggest scissors for this class.
• Hand-sewing needles (Milliners are Rhea's favorite)
• Thread in a neutral color or a color that coordinates with your fabric. (Mettler All-Purpose Polyester 50 wt. is Rhea's favorite)
• 100 count 1" honeycomb papers
• 1" honeycomb fussy cut finder
• 1" honeycomb acrylic template with 3/8" seam allowance
• Marking tool (A regular pen is fine)
• Glue pen (Sewline is Rhea's favorite)
• Small Scotch tape dispenser, filled
• A couple sheets of 8.5" x11" paper
• Paper scissors, shared scissors will be provided but Rhea suggests paper scissors for students. Optional Supplies: • Marti Michell Magic Mirror
• Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses Book Supply Kit URL: https://alewivesfabrics.com/
You've mastered English paper piecing, but perhaps your fussy cutting isn't quite at the level you'd like it to be. How do you challenge yourself? How do you successfully blend geometrics with florals? How do you go from a bright color to a muted tone without muddying the composition? How do you hide the junction of shapes to keep your block from being so... blocky? The French call fussy-cutting "La coupe difficile," or, "The difficult cut." Sounds more accurate at times than fussy cutting, right? In this workshop, students will learn to take control of fussy cutting using the honeycomb shape and the Lucy Boston block. By facing the difficult cuts and pushing one another to look at fabric from new perspectives, students will bolster each other to create spectacular new blocks. They will learn how to "hide the honeycomb," having created the illusion of one seamless piece of fabric.