Monday, 13 September 2010

At Denman College

The course started this evening. The students are going to be making pictorial designs in sashiko, filled in with hitomezashi stitches. Tonight we just had a relaxing session, looking at how I designed and made the Denman Kannon, plus how different threads, fabrics and stitches produce different effects.

As some of the students have already done the first sashiko course and have stitched some hitomezashi patterns already, tomorrow we will start off with the grass pattern kusazashi the Yuza Sashiko quilters taught at Harrogate. It will be new for everyone and is a good way to learn the basics of marking and stitching hitomezashi designs, plus it is a pattern which 'grows' quickly !

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