An almost universal characteristic of Japanese quilting, especially designs from Yoko Saito, is work using small piecing, applique, and quilting techniques. Create a series of 12 demure pincushions designed by Ms Saito in Japanese Taupes. This class will sharpen your skills using hand sewing or machine stitching with small elements and give you confidence to take on a larger project from the array of Ms Saito's books, kits, or patterns. Register now, seating is limited to 10 students. Each of the 6-hour classes, one each month for 4 months, will focus on 3 different pincushions that have the same body shape: Biscuit, Puck, Cube, and Brick, yet use different techniques in construction.

Cost: $ 160.00
Learn the basics of traditional sashiko: how to work with thread, needles, and fabric. We will cover several methods of design transfer and the nuances of sashiko stitching. As a practical workshop, the majority of time will spent with a threaded needle in-hand stitching. This workshop will give you confidence in sashiko stitching and set you on your journey to explore more of the ancient world of Japanese sashiko.

Cost: $ 80.00

Calendar of Events


Working Small - 12 Yoko Saito Pincushions

An almost universal characteristic of Japanese quilting, especially designs from Yoko Saito, is work using small piecing, applique, and quilting techniques. Create a series of 12 demure pincushions designed by Ms Saito in Japanese Taupes. This class will sharpen your skills using hand sewing or machine stitching with small elements and give you confidence to take on a larger project from the array of Ms Saito's books, kits, or patterns. Register now, seating is limited to 10 students. Each of the 6-hour classes, one each month for 4 months, will focus on 3 different pincushions that have the same body shape: Biscuit, Puck, Cube, and Brick, yet use different techniques in construction.