SASHIKO The origins of sashiko stitching were the women on farms and in fishing villages who mended, patched and quilted textiles. When I teach workshops, I wear this peasant shirt to help make my point that sashiko is Not Your Silk Kimono Japan.
I am a member of SAQA – Studio Art Quilt Associates – a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote the art quilt through education, exhibitions, professional development, documentation, and publications. Founded in 1989, SAQA now has over 3,400 members: artists, teachers, collectors, gallery owners, museum curators and corporate sponsors. Our local meetings alternate between Santa Fe and Albuquerque. Members show projects they are working on. The 2018 TEXtiles Conference will be in San Antonio from […]
Thank You … to the hundreds of volunteers from Albuquerque Guilds who organized a fabulous show! Displays of quilts, dolls and woven pieces… vendors with everything fiber lovers dream of and more.
Cactus Cross Stitch from DMC Stitching cactus is all the rage! Several Etsy shops offer cross stitch cactus patterns: StitcheryStitch HAPPINESST Redwork Saguaro from Design Whiz & Needlepoint canvas by artist Snake Jagger This collection of prickly patterns to cross stitch is FREE to download now from DMC
Sashiko Southwest Products now in three Retail Stores ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO Stitchology – Sewing Parlor & Fabric Boutique 2400 Rio Grande Blvd. NW, Albuquerque NM 87104 505-242-3288 Stitchology is our newest retailer and will offer classes on Sashiko + Fashion. The Yarn Store at Nob Hill 120 […]
FREE Informal chat on SASHIKO For those you who are curious about this traditional Japanese folk art, I invite you to join us at The Yarn Store at Nob Hill at Nob Hill – 120 Amherst NE, Albuquerque, NM March 29 – WEDNESDAY – 3:00 to 4:00 March 31 – FRIDAY – 6:00 to 7:00 The shop has ample free parking and is located on the corner of Amherst and Campus – one block north […]
NEW! Sashiko Border – Cactus Window Garden My husband has about a hundred cactus in his collection. Some are large clumps he’s planted in the back yard. Others are exotic jungle cactus and plants that can’t over-winter in our Albuquerque climate. Most people are familiar with suguaro cactus. They are tall with many arms and large white flowers in the spring. Suguaros are often seen in photos, giving the impression that they are fairly common. Not true! The […]
SASHIKO 1-2-3 Workshop Fiber Arts Fiesta – Albuquerque May 20, 2017 – SATURDAY 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM Classroom 1A Level: beginner and intermediate Cost: $25 http://www.fiberartsfiesta.org/f_classes.html All materials & Supplies included. Class fee does not include EXPO parking or show entry This hands-on workshop takes the mystery out of sashiko and demonstrates how this running stitch technique can […]
Sashiko 1-2-3 / The Yarn Shop in Nob Hill Dates & Times: Saturday, April 8 from 1030am – 1230pm Cost: $47.50 – Materials ($29.50 w/ tax + $17.50 class fee) Materials & Supplies are included: Zippered southwest purse organizer (6″ x 7 1/2″) Five southwest patches (5″ x 5″) Designs pre-printed on Indigo KONA cotton Thread […]
Now there are six cactus designs to choose from! All are pre-printed on indigo KONA cotton – The most popular cactus quilt block is a stylized version of the opuntia cactus: “After Flowers the Fruit” The opuntia is one of the most widespread types of cactus and is familiar to most people. The plants are hardy and become a formidable barrier when planted in a large group. […]