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I am so excited to be teaching at the upcoming Quiltcon 2019 in Nashville, TN next week Feb 21 – 24. I will be teaching two classes Sashiko hand stitching.

Hand Stitching

My love for all things extends to threads and embroidery. I have developed a love of all things stitched my hand. Sashiko is a form of Japanese folk embroidery which uses a variation of running stitch that create a patterned background. The geometric patterns can include straight or curved lines of stitching arranged in a repeating pattern. Sashiko embroidery is from Japan and started many centuries ago, worked for both beauty and function.

Boro old Japanese art of mending textiles and is literally translated as rags or scraps of cloth. This sturdy method makes is ideal for boro and perfect for mending denim. The exposed stitching is ideal for patching and working with patterns.

Check out my work….

Indigo Dye Workshop

Over the past two years I have been teaching Indigo workshops at Craft Napa in Northern California. This year we had so much fun and here are a few pictures of the two workshops.