Friday & Saturday, September 22 - 23, 2017
Recently retired from nursing, Anita Nwaobilo is a native of Huntingdon and was introduced to sashiko as a member of the Huntingdon Chapter of Embroiders’ Guild of America when the group took a correspondence course.
Anita loved the technique and took another course given by Pepper Cory at the PA National Quilt Extravaganza in 2012. She completed a quilt and received a ribbon for it at the local quilt show.
Anita is the mother of five grown children, and enjoys stitching, singing, and relaxing with her family.
Friday, 9 am to noon, 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Instructor: Anita Nwaobilo
Level: All Levels
Sashiko (pronounced sash (i) ko with i almost silent) is an ancient Japanese method of stitching originally used to reinforce work clothing. A running stitch is used to make small white stitches on indigo cloth. Patterns are derived mainly from nature and form a decorative effect used in present day in quilting and embroidery.
This class is an introduction to various sashiko patterns, stitching with white sashiko thread on stamped indigo cloth to complete a sampler which can be used as a table mat or a folding cloth.
The finished work will be 20 x 20 inches.
$65 class fee + $45 kit fee
(Save $5 by registering by August 12, 2017)
To register, please go to the Registration Page.
Introduction to Sashiko
Names of stitches
Supplies to Bring:
Needle threader (optional)
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