Hand Appliqué

Appliqué, a process of cutting, layering and sewing cloth to create pictures, can serve as an illustrative device, a form of collage or even a pathway to three dimensions. Learn basic techniques to create appliquéd images and forms, then begin to explore how to go further, take risks and court the unexpected.

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Course Number


Class Size


Age Range

17+, teens with instructor's permission

Skill Level

All Levels




Please bring to class:

  • a pair of sewing scissors
  • pincushion with straight pins (pins with ball heads work best, although any straight pins will work)
  • at least two embroidery needles
  • an embroidery hoop, 6”–8” recommended
  • Cotton DMC embroidery floss, 2–3 skeins (or more) of different colors
  • a water–soluble fabric marker (available at any craft or fabric store)
  • basic cotton or linen fabric, pre–washed, at least 10” x 10”
  • scraps of fabric to use in appliqué
  • found objects to use in appliqué
  • a pencil
  • a Sharpie pen
  • sketch paper (newsprint, copy paper, notebook, your choice)

We will provide some random fabric scraps available for use in class.
Vintage linens will be available for purchase in class.

Find out where to buy supplies.

Instructor, Schedule, and Cost

WINTER 2019 


Section 1W: Sunday, Feb 10, 1–5pm

Instructor: Joetta Maue




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