Course Details

A Quick Start On Designing And Cutting Using Your Cutting Machine

*learn how to use Inkscape for creating SVG (scalable vector graphic) designs
*create a simple stencil design
*cut stencil with your cutting machine

Your Instructor

Angie E Knowles

I am a mixed media textile artist. My passion for learning and teaching is just as strong as my passion for making art, if not more so. My art comes from my desire to learn new things, to figure out solutions, to explore new ideas .

Once I've learned and figured it out, I am committed to sharing that knowledge with others. That is what I do here at Surface Design Academy.

Course Content
*PDF file of suggested materials
*3 recorded videos from live Zoom sessions
*Q & A sessions

Why enroll in this course?

move past your fear of your cutting machine

acquire basic skills for designing for the cutting machine

learn what to do when things don't go as planned


Angie provided a good basic understanding of how to use the Inkscape drawing program. She covered basic drawing tools concepts clearly, and patiently answered any questions her students had. I am looking forward to continuing this journey of becoming proficient at cutting my own designs with Angie’s expert instruction. I plan to participate in the more advanced version of this workshop. I highly recommend taking Angie’s "Design 2 Cut" workshop if you are interested in getting the most out of your cutting machine.

Aida S.
Textile Artist
Angie's 3 day bootcamp was just what I needed to teach me how to get started using my cutting machine with my own designs. I had previously only used it briefly for purchased stencil cutting but I knew other artists, including Angie, design their own and I had to find out how! Angie walked us through the free Inkscape software to create a simple design and then get that design into the cutting machine software to cut it out.

Sue R.
Textile Artist
Whether this is your first project or you just need someone to hold your hand while you work through the process, Angie is there for you. She was so calm, very encouraging, and doesn't allow me to feel overwhelmed. Treat yourself to Angie's gentle teaching!

Susan L.
Textile Artist

Frequently Asked Questions

This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person.

The only background you need is basic computer knowledge.

It is advisable to view the video content in order, but you are free to jump around as you feel the need to.

This course is a 3 day recording, but you can take as long as you’d like.

You will be able to access this course for as long and for as many times as you need to.

No, this is a paid course and I request that you respect my intellectual property and not share this course, but instead , feel free to recommend this course to your friends

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Product Subtotal
Design 2 Cut Bootcamp  × 1 $37.00
Subtotal $37.00
Total $37.00
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