Make your own decorative embroidery inspired by Japanese sashiko and turn your unique fabric into a cute wallet with contrast lining.
This three hour workshop includes an introduction to the art of sashiko stitching with the traditional technique, including how to start and stop new threads without tying a knot. The sewing machine will be used to join the layers of the wallet, and some hand sewing will finish it. No prior experience is necessary.
All necessary tools and materials are provided: the traditional white thread, indigo blue cloth, and lining fabric. However, you may bring your own embroidery thread, and cotton or linen fabric if you wish.
Lucinda Walker has enjoyed all varieties of crafts since childhood, and studied studio art at the California College of Arts and Crafts. Though she has worked in many different mediums including ceramic tile, paint, and fabric, she has remained consistently captivated by the landscape, the ocean, and the horizon as the subject of her art. She created her own quilt-making business where she designed and handcrafted modern home textiles inspired by the California coast. She continues to create modern quilts, which have received international recognition and awards. As a textile designer at Hoffman Fabrics, she designed digital prints for quilting, home-sewing, and apparel fabrics. She is currently immersing herself in the hand-sewing techniques of jogakbo (Korean patchwork) and sashiko (Japanese functional embroidery), and developing a new series of textile art. Lucinda hosts different workshops and lessons in quilting, but also in the technique sashiko.