Introduction to Japanese Sashiko Embroidery, #36501

Introduction to Japanese Sashiko Embroidery – #36501

Day: Wednesday, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Truman Room
Teacher: Jennifer Lee
Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(Plus Kit Fee)


Sashiko is a form of decorative reinforcement stitching or functional embroidery from Japan. In this introductory workshop to hand Sashiko, students will learn about the history of Sashiko and the basic supplies needed to stitch this unique style. Jen will also show you how to work the stitch and transfer designs, as well as discuss its application for big-stitch hand quilting. Students will start to stitch a preprinted panel that can be finished at home. Stitchers beware…Sashiko is addictive!


Machine Thread Drawing to Enchance Your Quilt, #36503

Machine Thread Drawing to Enchance Your Quilt – #36503

Day: Friday, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: McKinley Room
Teacher: Grace Errea
Level: All levels
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(Plus Kit Fee)


Come relax and play for a few hours! Many quilters are intimidated by creative threadwork, but you can learn create beautiful thread art in a relaxed and fun environment. Threadwork enhances your quilt in a way that no other technique can. It can stand alone or be the final touch to quilts, clothing, home decorating, and greeting cards. In this class you will learn, practice, and enhance your free-motion quilting skills. First, students will warm up by free-motion quilting a number of very easy patterns that can be used for background quilting. You will also learn how to sign your name on your quilt by using the sewing machine as a writing tool. You will then make one or more simple drawings on a muslin sandwich, then proceed to draw the simple picture with your sewing machine using thread. This technique requires minimum effort and practice; you can execute it even if you do not feel comfortable with free-motion quilting. In fact, you will be comfortable with thread drawing by the end of the session. You will review and practice free-motion and discuss threads used in the process.

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Thread Punk: Free-Motion Fiber Art, #36502

Thread Punk: Free-Motion Fiber Art – #36502

Day: Thursday, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Roosevelt I Room
Teacher: Stephanie Brandenburg
Level: All levels
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(Plus Kit Fee)


Are you ready to create something truly unique? Thread Punk touches on free-motion, but the focus is on adding sheers, trapping threads under the surface, and giving dimension to beautiful fiber art. This concept is a great addition to your art quilting explorations, and it can be used again and again. Join Stephanie for a relaxed evening with a creative vibe that will inspire you.

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