Sunday, 18 October 2009

Quilt time sewing workshop

I regularly attend a local sewing group Quilt Time, which my good friend Norma runs. This Saturday we had a guest teacher Jenni Dobson it was a Sashiko taster workshop. I love all things Japanese and have had an interest in Sashiko (Japanese Quilting) for some time now. Sashiko literally mean "little stabs" is a form of decorative reinforcement stitching (or functional embroidery) from Japan.
The workshop was excellent, Jenni was great, I learnt so much. I have had a go at Sashiko before but never understood the principles of how and why it was used. We made a Furoshiki pin cushion. In Japan a Furoshiki is a cloth used to wrap and carry items. The outer wrap is to keep your needles safe and the cushion inside is for your pins! Here is my finished item...


4 comments:

sue said...

the little furoshiki is very pretty looks quite involved to do I admire your patience x sue x

angelwhispers Chanelle said...

You are very talented Joe!! I wish I had the patience to sew you make some fabulous things xx

Gail Burton said...

It looks good enough to eat, almost! Thanks for stopping by my blog, Jo!

Gail x

Gez said...

Ooh your little pin cushion looks fabulous Jo. I can imagine it being quite addictive. I love stitching blackwork so I realise all the work you have put into your piece. Your stitching is so neat. Enjoy.xx