Join me in Houston, Texas for the International Quilt Festival, 2022.
SASHIKO FUROSHIKI with YUKATA ACCENTS Thursday, November 3 - 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Learn to make a traditional furoshiki (Japanese wrapping cloth) using sashiko stitching. Add yukata fabrics for additional design interest. Class includes instruction in different types of sashiko stitches and how to transfer a design to fabric. Additional design motifs offered in class. Trunk show in class.
JAPANESE PATCHWORK TABLE MAT or ART PIECE Friday, November 4 - 9:00 a.m. - Noon
Create an 18" x 22" boro-inspired table mat with various Japanese textiles and sashiko stitching. Students will select from various Japanese fabrics provided and add sashiko stitching to transform the patchwork into a one-of-a-kind table mat that can also be used as a pillow, incorporated into a tote bag, garment or other art piece. Optional border and backing can be added at home. Trunk show in class.
Learn how to sashiko stitch or just improve your skills as you create a sampler of six different 12" square traditional sashiko designs on a 31" x 44" panel. The pre-printed designs on the indigo colored fabric allow you to jump right in and start stitching. The sampler can be used as a wall hanging or the blocks cut apart and used for individual projects. Relax and enjoy a trunk show while you stitch.
SASHIKO UNDER THE SEA Saturday, November 5 - 9:00 a.m. - Noon
In this class you'll select a pre-printed sashiko sea life panel, sashiko thread, needles, and border fabric. You can choose from whales, dolphins, turtles, seahorse, lobster, crab or jellyfish. Stitching will be done in class to finish the 16" x 16" panel. Border fabric can be sewn on at home.
JAPANESE PATCHWORK REVERSIBLE KNOT BAG Saturday, November 5 - 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fun and easy to make, the Japanese knot bag is one of the most popular bags in Japan. This handy bag (approximately 12" x 18") can be created in any size and used as a lunch bag, shopping bag, or to carry your sashiko or knitting supplies. To make it truly your own, one-of-a-kind bag, you'll be adding as assortment of Japanese fabrics to create a boro patchwork. The patchwork and sashiko will be done in class with final assembly of your bag at home.