Monday, 24 February 2014

Mini Mariners' Compass in sashiko, Spring Quilt Festival last weekend

I had a good show at the Spring Quilt Festival at Edinburgh last weekend.  The new mini workshop, 'A Mini Mariner's Compass in Sashiko', went well.  Everyone got three pieces of Japanese cotton fabric, the same plain fabric that goes into my bag kits, and a skein of hand dyed thread from Images of Egypt.  Glyn designed this pattern while we were at the Scottish Quilt Championships in September.  It works in a similar way to some motifs I saw on an old jacket in Shonai but of course there is no set way to stitch it, so we had to invent it.  My friend from Edinburgh, Fiona Flitheridge, stitched the samples above, not all in the workshop of course - it looks like she couldn't stop stitching when she got home!

Glyn hasn't started any new patchwork recently, although he's been doing some tiling that looks rather like patchwork -

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