I'll be teaching 3 classes this year at the Houston Quilt Festival.
SASHIKO TABLE RUNNER SAMPLER
Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 9:00 a.m. - noon
In this class students will learn how to transfer traditional sashiko designs and sashiko stitch a 22” x 36” table runner or wall hanging. Different types of sashiko stitches will be taught as well as how to transfer a design for stitching. Design templates are provided in the kit or students can choose from a variety of stencils offered for use in the class. No sewing machine required. Handwork only. A trunk show of vintage Japanese textiles will be presented in class.
SASHIKO BORO SILK SCARF OR WALL HANGING
Friday, November 3, 2017 - 9:00 a.m. - noon
Students will learn about various types of kimono silks, design, and applying sashiko stitches to create a one-of-a-kind boro silk creation. Students can make a scarf approximately 10” x 40” or a 20” x 20” square to incorporate into a garment, pillow, wall hanging or other work of art. Assorted vintage kimono silks will be provided from the instructor’s collection. Minimal sewing at home to add a backing and/or finish the scarf. Trunk show during class.
KIMONO SILK BORO SASHIKO VEST
Saturday, November 4, 2017 - All Day Classs
Welcome to the world of boro! In this class, you will be working with the Kimono Collage Vest pattern by Christine Barnes. Students will design the boro patchwork front and back pieces of the vest using kimono silks from the instructor’s collection, and sashiko stitching with silk threads.
This vest, with an asymmetrical front, collar band, and tie closure provides a great canvas for color and design work. The tissue pattern, which fits sizes small (Bust 34-35) to XXX (Bust 49 - 51), is included in the kit. Minimal fitting will be done in the class. Students will try on a muslin sampler to determine which size will work best for them.
The front and back of the boro vest will be created during class with final assembly of the vest at home. Students supply their own lining. Handwork/ sashiko stitching only will be done during class. Trunk show during class.