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.

Quilts, Quilts, Quilts

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Hoffman fabrics 
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Is this you?
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This quilt is hand stitched and quilted.
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I love hand quilting using big stitching
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Log Cabins with color and repurposed jeans

Great fun learning the art of Japanese dyeing cotton fabric

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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Blue 
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Time to dry my cotton
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What are you using?

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Ready to dye 

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Job well done
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Fun in the sum

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!

Indigo Workshop

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.

Sew Mama Sew: Who do you think are rising stars? Sandra Johnson, that’s who.

Today is a great day for Sandra Johnson Designs, named “One of the rising stars in the industry”!

Today is a great day for Sandra Johnson Designs!

The Sew Mama Sew post for January 7 spoke to several sewing industry leaders about what they are looking forward to in the year ahead. They heard from Nydia Kehnle of Nydia Kehnle Design + Photography, and Samarra Khaja from Samarra Khaja. Also Debbie Jeske from A Quilter’s Table.

After reading the Sew Mama Sew blog I could not believe what I saw. Debbie was asked “Who do you think are rising stars in the industry? Three names where listed; Yvonne Fuchs, Sandra Johnson, Michelle Wilkie. That’s me: “Sandra Johnson.”

This is so surprising to me! I had no idea anyone was watching what I do. Each and every day I wake up and answer the call of my life. I believe that call is to work on, talk about, and show what and how I create art using fabrics and other items.

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I would like to send out a thank you to the Sew Mama Sew blog and Debbie Jeske from A Quilter’s Table. sewmamasew.com

Please continue to follow my blog!

We are ramping up with instruction, pictures, and samples of over 1000 great quilt blocks. There is so much to look forward to in 2017.

Friday Fun ~ 1000 Great Quilt Patterns

Still working every day toward my 1000 quilt block challenge.

I have made more than 26 blocks already! I have put many of them together into this partial quilt.

 

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Read on to learn more about the individual blocks.

Join in the fun, and try your own!

Are you up for the 1000 Quilt Block Challenge?

Continue reading “Friday Fun ~ 1000 Great Quilt Patterns”