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Workshop & Lecture Info

I would love to slow-stitch with you!  Below are my current class and lecture offerings. I'm willing to travel and those costs must be covered in addition to the class fees.  Once you've decided which classes you're interested in, click the button below and fill out the simple form.  I'll contact you promptly. Enough talking! Every class below will have the attendees in awe of themselves and what beauty they can create!

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Patchwork Sashiko Trunk Show with Demonstration and Q&A

Time Frame: 1.5 hours

Cost: Contact for details

Maximum # of Attendees:No limit

Description:

Diana’s Patchwork Sashiko Method is best appreciated when samples can be seen and touched.  This method creates a very textured and tactile textile that adds a unique touch to any sewing project or displayed on its own.  A variety of samples using Patchwork Sashiko textiles will be presented along with discussion about other ways to showcase them.  Then, Diana will demonstrate her technique and briefly talk through each step followed by questions and answers.  Patterns and kits will be available to purchase.

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"The Perception of Randomness" Lecture

Time Frame: 50 min. – 1 hour Powerpoint presentation with up to 30 minutes of Q&A

Cost: Please contact for details

Maximum # of Attendees: No limit

Description:

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. Then, Diana will apply this idea in an experiment by laying out a patchwork and talk about what we can do to create a sense of randomness in our sewing projects. Includes a handout for attendees so they can practice what I discuss during the lecture.

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Patchwork Sashiko Method Workshop

Time Frame: 3 hours

Cost: Please contact for details

Maximum # of Attendees: 12 (Please discuss with Diana if wanting more attendees.)

Description:

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.  You’ll start with a stack of scraps and create a pliable piece of unique patchwork fabric with which to do whatever you want! Once you learn the method, you can then use your own fabric scraps in any size and shape you like.  It’s great for visible mending, using in your favorite bag pattern, or as a unique feature in a quilt. The textile will not be finished in this class, but attendees will learn all steps to finish on their own. *Use of a sewing machine is necessary for part of the workshop.

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Patchwork Sashiko Hexies Workshop

Time Frame: 6 hours (10am – 4pm w/30 minute lunch)

Cost: Please contact for details

Maximum # of Attendees: 12 (Please discuss with Diana if wanting more attendees.)

Description:

Diana’s Patchwork Sashiko Method is a unique mash-up of different slow stitching and patchwork techniques.  You’ll start with a stack of scraps and learn how to transform them into a beautiful new textile!  Then, you’ll use the stitching technique you’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! *Use of a sewing machine is necessary for part of the workshop.

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Patchwork Sashiko Framed Art Workshop

Time Frame: 2 days (6 hours + 3 hours)

Cost:  Please contact for details

Maximum # of Attendees: 12 (Please discuss with Diana if wanting more attendees.)

Description:

The textiles created from Diana’s Patchwork Sashiko Method are beautiful enough to be showcased on their own!  Everyone will love seeing the transformation of their own scraps of fabric into a texture-filled piece of art. The first day will entail learning how to lay out a patchwork then slow-stitching it all together.  The second day you will finish the textile and mount it into an 11” x 14” mat frame.  Hang it on the wall as is, or put it into a shadow box frame.  It’s wonderful either way! *Use of a sewing machine is necessary for part of the workshop.

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