10 hours ago
Tuesday, 29 September 2015
Sashiko courses starting soon
The three Yuza and Shonai Sashiko courses I am teaching in Scotland will be starting at the end of next week. The two courses I am running at Kaleidoscope in Milngavie are on Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th October and the course at Edinburgh Patchwork starts on Saturday 10th October. The Edinburgh course is full but there may still be a few places available on the Kaleidoscope courses - contact Susan at Kaleidoscope for more information about those, as the shop is handling all the bookings for their courses. Kaleidoscope's contact details are here.
Quite a lot of the students who are coming on these courses have already got their thread and fabric, which is the white thread and very dark indigo coloured cotton from Yuza Sashiko Guild in Japan. However, I heard today that a few of the pieces of fabric I cut at the demo day at Kaleidoscope in August are a fraction of an inch too short to cut all the squares. Sorry! I was cutting really fast and must have measured some of them wrong. If your piece is slightly short, please cut and prepare as many squares as you can - you will be short of one 41/2in square and one 41/2 x 9in strip - and bring the slightly short piece with you to class, where I will replace it with a strip cut exactly 41/2in across the full width of the fabric. I will be able to use the slightly smaller pieces for another class. We won't be using the 41/2 x 9in strip until our second session, so there will be plenty of time to overlock the edges.
I'm looking forward to starting everyone off on their sashiko journeys!