Saturday, 20 July 2019

Sashiko in Stockton

The exhibition went very well! We had lots of the Stockton sashiko course students to help us set up on Friday, who came up with all kinds of great ideas about how to display everything to the max in All Saints Church. It was quite a transformation. Anywhere we could hang something from an existing hook got used, and we improvised many different hanging systems, including clipping pieces to boards, and draping the piano and music stand.

The photos below were snapped during some of the quieter moments - most of the time I was too busy to take any photos.

This is how the church looked before we started...

We had lots of sashiko threads and fabrics for sale. Thanks to Man and Katie for these great pics of us in action.


 Katie from Japan Crafts also brought her fabulous prints, kits and more.

Susan Briscoe Designs and Japan Crafts group pic!

A view of some of the Scottish samplers and cushions, plus some of Yuza Sashiko Guild's 'Dream of Shonai' quilts.  All the quilts, cushions, bags etc. were labelled with the maker's name and project title during the exhibition, along with a lot of 'please don't touch' labels - but we did have some 'handing samples' for those who wanted to know what sashiko feels like.

If anyone has more photos, please send them and I'll add them! It all went down so well, I am now thinking about next year...

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