Expert Cut Work Tips from Penny Muncaster-Jewell

Penny Muncaster-Jewell has a beautiful project in the latest Creative Machine Embroidery magazine.

Unique Technique: Cutwork Part 1 on page 54 will take you through step-by-step to beautiful cutwork designs you can do yourself.

cutwork shell 500 Expert Cut Work Tips from Penny Muncaster Jewell

As a bonus Penny herself has some tips for you in creating your own cutwork designs. Read on:

  • When I am creating cutwork designs (or in fact any designs where there are multiple layers overlapping each other, such as applique) I often create each layer in a separate file and also in a different color thread!
  • Since the layers are created from the same image they will align up perfectly. Then when I put them together, if I can see a yellow thread which is in layer one and should not be visible, I know which layer to fix.
  • I also do my test stitch out using the different colors so that I can also quickly identify a naughty stitch and where it is from.
  • Once I know every stitch is behaving and nicely hidden I stitch it out using a single color. Using the different colors to just take the machine stop in-between layers. Hope this helps you when you are working with multiple overlapped layers.

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What are your tips for working with cutwork designs?

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2 Responses to Expert Cut Work Tips from Penny Muncaster-Jewell

  1. Tamar Jones says:

    Great informations on cutwork designs. Really good job on the site, Thanks for guide!

  2. HelenD says:

    Just downloaded the design, looks great. Thanks

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