Friday's workshop was "Introduction to Shonai Sashiko" - here are the samples made in the workshop -
On Saturday, the course was "Japanese Art Quilt Boromono". This requires very little measuring compared with most patchwork methods and produces one of a kind random panels inspired by Japanese boromono ("rag thing" cloths) - click here for some information about boromono on Sri Thread's website. The rotary cutting and sewing is very simple, with the interest created by the composition of the piece, very much along the lines of abstract art. It doesn't need Japanese fabric to work!
The final two panels are shown with their backings sewn on, using the "bagging out" method without a binding. The original boromono don't have wadding in the Western sense, having layers of old fabric inside sometimes instead or other times nothing at all.