Hello and welcome to the first (of many ;-) LJ Chip Carving Class.
I’ll be leading you step-by-step through this class which is sure to be a lot of fun.
Skill level: All levels! I will provide instruction every step of the way! Beginners are my specialty :-). Advanced chip carvers are welcome too. Who knows, you might learn something along the way.
Age level: 12 years and up
Tools, equipment needed:
Chip carving knife (If you need a knife and order one from the My Chip Carving Store, tell me you’re in the LJ Chip Carving Class and I’ll sharpen your knife for free! https://mychipcarving.com/Chip_Carving/Store/store.htm)
6×6” basswood or 4×4” basswood any thickness (I will have these available along with practice boards.)
For this chip carving class, everyone in class will carve one or more quilt squares.
The carved 6” and 4” squares will be assembled into a finished quilt pattern.
When your square(s) is completed, I’d like it if you would send your square(s) to me and I’ll sell or auction the completed quilt(s).
I will place the funds received in the My Chip Carving Foundation which was established to assist those who would like to chip carve but don’t have the means to do so.
More foundation info at – https://mychipcarving.com/Chip_Carving/Foundation/My_Chip_Carving_Foundation.htm
Here’s an outline of class sessions for this project:
1. surface prep
2. pattern design
3. pattern transfer
4. chip carving
5. removing pattern lines and prep for finishing
I’ve had great success teaching chip carving at My Chip Carving using video. I’ll be using video in this class along with some written descriptions and pictures to guide you through the process.
I will be providing patterns for our quilt squares suitable for a variety of skill levels. If you would rather design your own pattern, that will be just fine. The choice is yours!
Questions are welcome because if you have a question about something, it’s a good bet that others have the same question. The more interaction we can have back-and-forth, the more enjoyable and informative our class time will be.
We will tentatively plan to complete the class in 6 weeks. We’ll flex and bend with this when we see how everyone is doing. If the class moves too slowly for you, no problem – carve more squares!!
If class moves a bit too quickly for you, you can always catch up later. We won’t rush through anything.
Cost – Niente! Zip! Nada! Kosong! Ingenting! Nic!
Let me hear from you so we can get started soon!
Our quilt(s) won’t look exactly like the one shown below. It is pictured to give you an idea of a chip carved quilt.
The variety we will have with 4” and 6” squares will create a visually stimulating pattern!
-- Marty, https://www.MyChipCarving.com, 866-444-6996