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River Market Sling
Date: Thursday, February 22, 2024
Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Class Code: MSC002
The Patchwork Sashiko River Market Sling Workshop combines two classes in one! Diana will begin by teaching her Patchwork Sashiko Method (also available as a class on its own). This technique is a unique mash up of different slow stitching and patchwork techniques. Then students will create a beautiful new textile to use during the second half of class, where they will sew the River Market Sling. No need to worry about selecting, cutting, and prepping fabric pieces because it’s all provided for you in the materials fee kit along with hardware. The approximate finished size is 9” x 5” x 2”, fully lined with a zippered pocket inside. Sewing machines generously provided by event sponsors!
Patchwork Sashiko Hexies
Date: Friday, February 23, 2024
Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Class Code: PH005
Diana’s Patchwork Sashiko Method is a unique mash-up of different slow stitching and patchwork techniques. Students will start with a stack of scraps and learn how to transform them into a beautiful new textile! Then, students will use the stitching technique they’ve learned and stitch a variety of additional pieces of fabric. Your textile and the stitched fabric will then be incorporated into an English paper piecing project. The visual effect is striking and unique!
Patchwork Sashiko Method
Date: Saturday, February 24, 2024
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Class Code: PH011
Learn how to transform your scraps into a beautiful new textile! Diana’s Patchwork Sashiko Method is a unique mash-up of different slow stitching and patchwork techniques. Students will start with a stack of scraps and create a pliable piece of unique patchwork fabric with which to do whatever you want! Once students learn this method, they can then use their own fabric scraps in any size and shape they like. It’s great for visible mending, using in a favorite bag pattern, or as a unique feature in a quilt.
The Perception of Randomness
Date: Sunday, February 25, 2024
Time: 11:30am - 12:30pm
Lecture Code: LE26
We tend to feel we have a sense of what looks and feels random - but this sense often detects randomness where there is none or fails to identify randomness where it exists. In her own work, Diana strives to create a seemingly random placement of patchwork pieces that have actually been selected and positioned according to simple rules. Paradoxically, the rules she follows are exactly what creates a pattern that appears random or haphazard to our eye. Let’s dig into this interesting phenomenon and how it appears in our everyday lives. Diana will apply this idea in a demonstration by laying out patchwork and talking about what you can do to create a sense of randomness in your sewing projects.