November 2020 Schoolhouse ~ Bernie Allen “Sashiko”

Instructor: Bernie Allen
Date: Saturday, November 21
Time: 9am – noon
Location: Boise Rigging Supply, 6750 West Victory Road, Boise
Cost: $15

Sashiko, which means ‘little stabs’, is a running stitch originally used to repair garments. It has evolved into much more today.

In this class we will learn about and practice this Japanese stitch; discuss what variety of fabric and threads work best; and explore design possibilities.

A small project will be provided. It will include cloth, sashiko needle and thread. During the class, you can also transfer designs to your own additional fabric to create pieces that can later be used as small quilt blocks, coasters, or greeting cards.

The class will be held in the upstairs training room. Enrollment will be limited to allow for social distancing (one person per amply spaced table). Please wear a mask, and use good judgement in determining whether for you personally the risk of attending is worth the benefit.

To enroll, please send a check made out to BBQ (not Schoolhouse), as well as your preferred contact information, to Janice Black at 2303 Heights Dr., Boise, ID 83702 before November 17th. If the class is already full or has been cancelled, you will be notified and your payment will be returned. Please feel free to contact Janice at (phone 208-340-7115) if you have additional questions.”

Supplies to bring to class:
..• Scissors
..• Needle threader
..• Large eye needle like Chenille
..• Small ruler (such as 1” X 5”)
..• Cutting mat & rotary cutter
…. (or pre cut a few squares at home into 5-6″ squares)
..• Although Bernie will provide some transfer paper, pounce powder, and her favorite marking tools that you can try out during the class for copying the designs;
…. Please bring copying tools– such as a fabric marking pen, pencils, chalk that you know will work well with the fabric you are bringing.
..• Fabric
……..• 1/2 yard of solid-colored cotton such as muslin, loose weave like linen (no batiks!)
…………..• Dark blue is the traditional choice. Must contrast with thread.
..• Embroidery thread such as pearl cotton (size 8 or 12), or crochet thread
…………..• White is traditional. Must contrast with fabric.

Sashiko Project Quilt With Sashiko Sashiko Block Sashiko Sample
Sashiko Project Quilt With Sashiko Sashiko Block Sashiko