My love for Japanese textiles and crafts began in the 1960ís when my father was stationed in the Air Force in Okinawa, Japan.  I learned Sashiko from a Japanese woman over 15 years ago and fell in love with the craft.  Sashiko, an easy embroidery technique using a running stitch, is relaxing and fun, and creates a sense of peace while stitching.  Sashiko is elegance in simplicity.


Shibori Dragon specializes in Asian fabrics and other related Japanese textiles.  Sashiko is one of our specialties.  I have been teaching and collecting historical Sashiko textiles for the past 15 years with some of my earlier pieces dating back to the late 1800ís. 



In addition to numerous quilt guilds around the Puget Sound area, I've also taught
Sashiko classes at the following:


Puyallup Sewing & Stitching Expo, Puyallup, WA
Association of Pacific West Quilters (APWQ)
Pacific NW Needle Arts Guild, Seattle, WA
Needle Arts Guild of Puget Sound, WA
Northwest Quilting Expo, Portland, Oregon
PCM Quilting and Sewing Expo, Reno, Nevada
Rusty Barn Craft and Sewing Expo - Washington & Arizona
Camano Island Quilters Guild, Camano Island, WA
Quilters Spring Break, Renton, WA
Desert Lily Quilters, Sun City, Arizona




All sashiko classes include the history of Sashiko along
with a trunk show of historical samples to modern day quilts.


1 hour lecture/ trunk show/ power point presentation

Beginning Sashiko
Sashiko Drawstring Bag
Beaded Sashiko Drawstring Bag
Table Runner Sampler
Sashiko Furoshiki

Bunny Over Waves Wall Hanging
Lotus Blossom Table Runner with Sashiko Motifs

Shibori Hand-dyed Silk Scarf
Over-dyeing Kimono Silks
Learn to Bead on Fabric - Beaded Sea Life with Fusible Shapes
Sashiko Patchwork Zubaton



Please call or e-mail for additional information,
class fees and teaching availability.