Awakening Class in Paducah
Awakening Class in Paducah
Awakening Class in Paducah
Awakening Class in Paducah
Awakening Class in Paducah
Awakening Class in Paducah
Awakening Class in Paducah
Awakening Class in Paducah
Awakening Class in Paducah
Awakening Class in Paducah
Awakening Class in Paducah

Awakening Class in Paducah

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Friday April 26, 2024


INCLUDES the price of the KIT! ($50.00 Value)

8am-2:00 p.m. Central Time

Virtual or In-Person!

Sign-ups CLOSE April 15

If you’ve ever wanted to try improvisational curved piecing but weren’t quite sure where to begin, this class will be a great introduction. Layout and design options are unlimited, and participants will be encouraged to discover their own voices with the techniques covered. The blocks go together quickly, and Elaine will show you how to make corrections without picking up the seam ripper! Participants will be able to get most of the 24”x48” table runner components sewn together during the class. 

Lots of color choices to choose from after you sign up! You will be contacted by the teacher for kit color.

Meet Teacher - Elaine Wick Poplin

@messygoat, Cherrywood Ambassador

Elaine Poplin, known as MessyGoat, is a longtime Cherrywood Ambassador and former high school teacher who brings a unique approach to color, improvisational piecing, and more in her designs. She offers four classes using Cherrywood's gorgeous fabrics, designed to spark your imagination!


In-Person LOCATION: 

The Respite Bed & Breakfast, 502 North 5th Street, Paducah, Kentucky

• Must bring your own sewing machine


LIVE Virtual Class:

• Kit will be sent in advance

• Zoom Link will be sent before class

• Class will NOT be recorded. Only available on the day of class.


If Sold Out, Please Call 218-829-0967 to be placed on Wait List

Refund Policy:

Cancel 60 Days before event: Full Refund less $25 Fee

Cancel 30 Days before event: 50% Refund

Cancel Less than 30 Days before event: 50% Refund only if spot is filled


Synthrapol: hard to pronounce, easy to use.

In the dyeing process, we use hot water and a Concentrated Surfactant (detergent) called Synthrapol to remove excess dye. This product suspends dye particles in water that have not bonded to the fibers. It does not change the color of the fabric. Darker colors have a high concentration of dye so pre-washing our fabrics at home is highly recommended to ensure color does not migrate. Cherrywood has already been washed 4 times with Synthrapol before it leaves our studio. Please follow the directions below to make sure everything "behaves."


FIRST TIME Washing (Prewashing):

We encourage you to prewash all of your Cherrywood in a full load of WARM or COLD water with 2 teaspoons of Synthrapol. If you see a large amount of color in the rinse water, a second wash may be necessary. Synthrapol keeps those released dyes from reattaching onto other fabrics. If you have a front-loading machine, you may need to wash more times or use a laundry tub. Similar colors may be washed together as long as you use Synthrapol, but is wise to make keep very dark colors separate from very light colors while prewashing. Super dark colors may need to be washed several times if there are concerns (depending on your water). We have tested Color Catcher Sheets by Shout: they work well but may leave a lint residue on the fabric. There is no harm in using both products at once.


SUBSEQUENT Washing (Finished quilts, garments, etc.):

Wash finished projects in Synthrapol in COLD water for the first several times. Complete the COLD cycle. This is a good practice to ensure the dyes behave. Synthrapol is an inexpensive product to have on hand to use whenever washing hand-dyes and batiks.


Drying and Pressing:

Remove fabric from dryer when slightly damp and press with a dry iron. If dry, lightly mist with water and iron to remove wrinkles. DO NOT let finished quilts/garments air-dry as this may cause wicking (the dyes are pulled from one fabric into the next if they dry too slowly). It is recommended to dry projects in the dryer. Use steam, or lightly spritz with water and use a dry iron when pressing Cherrywood garments to keep them looking crisp.

• Cherrywood is preshrunk. It has been washed a minimum of four times and dried in a hot dryer before it is sold to you. Be sure to pre-shrink any other fabrics that you are combining with Cherrywood in a project.

• Cherrywood is colorfast. As with ALL textiles, keep Cherrywood out of prolonged harsh sunlight, and it will retain its rich color.

Questions? Please call 1-218-829-0967

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