“Kiku” Wrapping Cloth
Stitch a 15”x15” “furoshiki” wrapping cloth with two variations of the Kiku motif. “Kiku" - Chrysanthemum - signifies life and longevity and is an enduring symbol of Japan. We will explore various design and color options so that you may create your own one of a kind piece. Kit includes pattern, pattern tracing paper and overlay, cotton indigo fabric from Japan, sashiko needle and sashiko thread. Please bring: small scissors and a ruler. Optional to bring: tracing pen, chalk pencil. Beginners welcome.
Thursday April 19th
9:30 - 12
Class Fee: $20
Kit fee: $20
English Paper Piecing Studio
Third Saturday of the month
9:30 am - 12:30 pm $15.00 per session
Join us as we English Paper Piece our own projects!
Great class for beginners and experienced EPPers!
Is your stash out of control? Master that stash with this monthly workshop. Each month you will receive a block pattern. Use that one block to make your stash quilt or collect all 12 blocks for a nice "stashy" sampler. Collect a "background" fat quarter at each meeting. Jjust bring in your finished block from the previous month to collect your pattern and fat quarter.
One time$15 sign up fee
3rd Saturday of the month
Starts Feb 17th 9:30.
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Learn to Quilt
An 8 week basic beginner course. You'll create a quilt from start to finish. This is also a great refresher course for those who have been away from quilting for a while.
Friday 9:30 -12
April 6,13,20,27, May4,11,18,25
Introduction to Sashiko
Spend a morning “slow stitching” as you learn the fundamentals of Sashiko - the Japanese art of straight stitch embroidery. Historically, sashiko stitching was used to mend and add durability to indigo clothing worn by farmers and fisherman in rural Japan. The patterns are simple and graphic, and packed with meaning. You will choose four patterns from a variety offered, and begin your 16”x16” sampler on linen/cotton woven fabric (a variety of color ways will be offered). Be careful - you may get addicted to this relaxing, rewarding stitch! It can be personalized and incorporated into quilting in so many ways.
Instructor Cynthia Nanto studied sashiko for two years in Japan.
Thursday April 5, 9:30 - noon,
Class fee: $20
Kit fee: $20