Schedule your own workshop for a group of quilting friends in Sylvia's Studio!
My home studio is set up for workshops with UV lights for cyanotype, a big sink for rinsing printed and dyed fabric, a great bright space with all supplies on hand—a relaxed atmosphere to explore your own creativity! I have room for 12 students. Bring a sandwich and we will provide coffee, tea, goodies, and healthy snacks. La Conner also boasts a Quilt & Textile Museum, great restaurants, shopping, and accommodation all within walking distance of our studio.
For upcoming Guild workshops and retreats, visit the Workshop Calendar page.
Quilting with Sashiko, Sun Prints and Appliqué
1 or 2 day workshop
Sun printing is produced on a special cyanotype cotton fabric that gives white and blue images on a deeper indigo background. The process is very simple: images such as leaves or grasses, paper silhouettes or designs drawn on transparencies are placed over dry cyanotype fabric, exposed to the sun or a UV lamp for 5-10 minutes, then rinsed and dried. The fabric is then ready to use as a quilt block.
Sashiko is a traditional Japanese embellishment using a running stitch of heavy white cotton on indigo fabric and combines beautifully with cyanotype. We will cover sashiko techniques, how to easily transfer designs onto dark fabric, the best fabric and thread options for Sashiko, techniques for perfect stitch length, curves and corners. Explore how to translate photos and drawings into effective sashiko designs and how to combine them with your cyanotype blocks.
To add another dimension to your quilt , I will demonstrate my current favorite easy "Sticky Postage Label" appliqué method. The appliqué shape is printed onto the front of a postage label and used as turning guide for needled turned appliqué, or alternatively, the turn over allowance can be glued from the wrong side, creating a preformed shape, ready to appliqué down.
Tropical Flowers: Sashiko and Applique
Kits available for $32.00 Make it easy; no sourcing of hard to find items
Includes: Pattern and instructions, fabric for applique and background, sashiko thread & needle, transfer paper, 1/2 sheet of Mylar, Apliquick stabilzer,
and a shipping label.
9 designs: Angel’s Trumpet, Anthurium, Bird of Paradise,Ginger, Heliconia, Hibiscus, Lotus, Moth Orchid, Plumeria
Skill level: beginner to advanced
1 day 6 hour workshop
SASHIKO: The Basics
Includes: 18" x 18" square of indigo cotton1 skein white sashiko thread
packet of sashiko designsWhite design transfer paper
1 day workshop
skill level: beginners
SEA LIFE SASHIKO WORKSHOP
skill level: beginning to advanced
Choose one of 12 sea life designs to make a 16”x16” block. Learn how to transfer a design to dark fabric, all about sashiko supplies, and how to make perfect sashiko stitches. Optional: Embellish sashiko designs with hand or fusible machine appliqué.Kits Available: $25.00
white transfer paper
pattern of your choice