Monday Sew – Denim Quilt

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Repurposed denim made into a quilt
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Sashiko hand stitching using embroidery threads

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What have you made with your old jeans.

Indigo Dye and Shibori Workshop with Sandra Johnson. 

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Indigo Dye and Shibori Workshop with Sandra Johnson. 

Come learn the art of Shibori

Come learn the art of Shibori

Limited Space Pre-Register

Oakland Nov 4        11:00am – 2:00pm  Eventbrite 

Oakland Nov 4           2:00pm – 5:00pm Eventbrite

Long Beach Nov 12  11:00am – 2:00pm Eventbrite

Long Beach Nov 12  2:00pm – 5:00pm  Eventbrite

Santa Ana Nov 26    11:00am – 2:00pm  Eventbrite

Santa Ana Nov 26     2:00pm – 5:00pm  Eventbrite

Great fun learning the art of Japanese dyeing that involves folding, twisting or bunching of cloth and binding it, then dyeing in indigo. 

Shibori is an ancient Japanese dyeing technique using natural dyes, and in this class you will use natural indigo, which antibacterial properties and has been used abundantly throughout history around the world. Learn the fundamentals of this timeless pattern-making process. We will concentrate on folding, tying, and using clamp resists, and dye in a plant-derived indigo vat. All dye materials and several pieces of cotton will be provided.

I am a passionate teacher who encourages students to create unique fabric creations, whether the end product is a quilt or garment. Creating what is important to the maker is a joyful experience that I try to pass on in my workshops. Wherever you are in your design process my goal is to inspire your creative “genius” and improve your techniques.

Please join me at one of my local classes or suggest that your guild hire me for a lecture and workshop.

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Come learn the art of Shibori

Come learn the art of Shibori

Limited Space Pre-Register

Oakland Nov 4        11:00am – 2:00pm  Eventbrite 

Oakland Nov 4           2:00pm – 5:00pm Eventbrite

Long Beach Nov 12  11:00am – 2:00pm Eventbrite

Long Beach Nov 12  2:00pm – 5:00pm  Eventbrite

Santa Ana Nov 26    11:00am – 2:00pm  Eventbrite

Santa Ana Nov 26     2:00pm – 5:00pm  Eventbrite

Great fun learning the art of Japanese dyeing that involves folding, twisting or bunching of cloth and binding it, then dyeing in indigo. 

Shibori is an ancient Japanese dyeing technique using natural dyes, and in this class you will use natural indigo, which antibacterial properties and has been used abundantly throughout history around the world. Learn the fundamentals of this timeless pattern-making process. We will concentrate on folding, tying, and using clamp resists, and dye in a plant-derived indigo vat. All dye materials and several pieces of cotton will be provided.

I am a passionate teacher who encourages students to create unique fabric creations, whether the end product is a quilt or garment. Creating what is important to the maker is a joyful experience that I try to pass on in my workshops. Wherever you are in your design process my goal is to inspire your creative “genius” and improve your techniques.

Please join me at one of my local classes or suggest that your guild hire me for a lecture and workshop.

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Indigo cotton fabric 
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Students work from workshop
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What an amazing creation
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Unfolding of the fabric
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Indigo buckets
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Blue Indigo
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Time to fold and uses resistance 
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Indigo 

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Cotton 

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Folding 
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Fabric Dye
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Time to dry this fabric
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Workshop

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Shibori Saturday
Japanese dyeing technique that produces amazing designs!

Monday Sew – Row By Row 2017

IMG_5114So you ask yourself what is “Row By Row”. It is an adventure, you as the customer go on in the summer months. Why in the summer? What this does is it gets you and me into the stores to purchase fabric and see more things we would like to create. So here we go. I was traveling this past weeks to Arizona and stopped in on a few shops. I will blog about each shop because they were all so very special. Check out the link The Sewing’ Asylum

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The Sewin’n Asylum
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inside of the store
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Here is one of the employees
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Great section for clothing fabrics
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Threads and notions section
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The store has a classroom section also.

Overall this store carried a number of fabrics for quilting and clothing construction. They were very friendly and if I wanted to sew a dress and was looking for a selection of knit and woven fabrics I would look here. The next blog will have another store on my Row By Row 2017 tour. Check Back!

Friday Fun – My Big Stitching

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Color and Denim
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Color, Color, Color
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This one is for you
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Handstitching
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quilt is a park
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Red and Pink quilt
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Red and Pink
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Kaleidoscope is the name of this quilt
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9 patch
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Look up close
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This one is a keeper
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Simple and Sweet
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Check out the colors
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Straight quilting
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This one is very big
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Hand Stitching
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Larger is always better
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The Quilt back is Yellow