Friday Fun – Check out where I have been and what about those fruits

Hoffman Fabrics is located in Mission Viejo, Ca

On Thursday, February 8, 2018 I was able to take all of my quilting and sewing students to see the Hoffman Fabrics headquarters in Mission Viejo, CA

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We were able to see and touch the new digital printed fabrics
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Here is a sample of outstanding art work by our own Jean Envy a local artist and employe of Hoffman.
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It’s almost time to start thinking about creating something for 4th of July
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When you love fabrics you can never see enough
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The colors are so vivid and outstanding
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If you are unable to trace to Paris here is some fabric to make you feel as if you are their
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Two students comparing information 
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I think she likes both
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This pattern is on the companies web sight

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I can’t believe this is so beautiful 
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The students had a outstanding time leaning more about fabrics
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Now we are going to work on a few projects this winter, summer, and fall 2018 using Hoffman Fabrics
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A great time was had by all 
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Here I am with one of my students who was a beginner when she started by now now
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Here I am with one of my students who is an outstanding spinner and word worker along with quilter
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Here I am pictured with a two of my new students who attend my class in Anaheim, CA
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Fabrics are packaged in a variety of packages and sizes
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Check out the fabric in the back ground
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We are all smiles today I am with two more of my students from my Santiago Canyon College class
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Getting this picture was so hard but we did it. This was the group I took to Hoffman Fabrics. 

 

If you would like to attend one of my free quilting or sewing classes please email me and I will send you the information. sandrajohnsondesigns@gmail.com

 

This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourself to be my disciples. John 15:8

Monday Fun – Let’s Get Going

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Our fabrics drying in the wind
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Here are a few pattern of Shibori from my workshops

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Scarf
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Workshop at National African American Conference 2018

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I love to teach and see all the new patterns

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.

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.

Great fun learning the art of Japanese dyeing cotton fabric

Come learn the art of Shibori

Limited Space Pre-Register

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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

Shibori and Indigo Dyeing with Sandra Johnson

My Shibori and Indigo Workshop was featured on the Kept in Stitches blog!

“We attended Sandra Johnson’s Shibori and Indigo Dyeing class today and it was amazing. We had the privilege of using the culinary arts classroom at Calabasas High School for our workshop. The… ”

For the rest of the write-up, click the link: Shibori and Indigo Dyeing with Sandra Johnson

Indigo & Shibori Workshop

Learn the fundamentals of this historic Japanese pattern making process with natural indigo dye.

Taught by Sandra Johnson

Indigo & Shibori Dye


January  29th, 2017 9pm-4pm at Calabasas High School.

Cost of the workshop includes all materials.

$110 for members of the Valley Modern Quilt Guild. $125 for non-members.

Workshop Description

Shibori is an ancient Japanese dyeing technique using natural dyes. In this class we use natural indigo which has antibacterial properties and has been used abundantly throughout world history. It’s a great contemporary way to update and refresh clothing or soft accessories.

• Learn the fundamentals of this historic pattern making process.
• Concentration on folded, tied and clamped resist
• Dye natural fiber goods in a plant derived indigo vat
• Learn to create and maintain an indigo vat
• All dyestuff provided
• Cotton fabric (42″ x 42″) will be provided.
• Instruction will be given on a creating a variety of patterns.

To sign up for the workshop, click here: http://valleymqg.org/sandra-johnson-workshop/

See you there!

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