Dee Lord will teach Sashiko embroidery. Sashiko is a form of Japanese folk embroidery that uses the basic running stitch to create a patterned background. The geometric patterns include straight or curved lines of stitching arranged in a repeating pattern. The Japanese work Sashiko means “little stabs” and refers to the small stitches used in this form of needlework. Please bring small scissors (for cutting thread) and a wide eye sharp needle. All other supplies will be provided.
Barb Tourtillotte is a fabric designer from Sammamish, WA. She will be showing some of her designs and discussing the design process. Her work can be seen at https://www.turtlecrossings.com.
Janine Walker will be teaching us how to make our own ornament. Pins and Styrofoam balls will be provided.
2 1/2" strips of 3 contrasting colors, dark, medium and light
For the center you will need (8) 2 1/2" squares
For the second and third rows you will need (16) 2 1/2” squares of each color
7/8" ribbon to coordinate with your fabrics