NOTE: This class will be held over Zoom. To participate in a Zoom class, we will send you a link 24 hours before the class start time, which you will use to log in to a group class with Jody. We recommend using a computer to join the class (rather than a phone) as the screen is bigger.
At this time, only local students may sign up for this class and pick up their kit in person. The last day to sign-up and pick-up a kit via Curbside Pick-up is Friday, April 8th at 10 am.
The Whirligig Bag/Container is an innovative textile structure adapted from a Japanese bag pattern. In this workshop students will use the strips of fabric used to make this Bag/Container to learn a number of embroidery running stitches – a sampler of sorts. Then the strips of fabric will be hand-stitched together to make a decorative container that can be used to hold pencils, brushes, knitting needles, etc. We will learn 4-6 running stitches depending time including: running stitch, back stitch, chain stitch, couching stitch, and the whipped running stitch. The container made is this class is a smaller version of a bag and we will discuss how to alter the proportions to create a project bag.
This workshop is great for those wanting to learn useful stitching techniques while making something that can be used or given as a gift. Suitable for beginners and experienced stitchers alike.
This class will be recorded and available to attendees for two weeks following the class.
Whirligig Bag Kit - a piece of indigo-dyed cotton/linen fabric, sashiko thread, sashiko needles. The fabric has been indigo-dyed in our Oakland studio. Please choose either the solid indigo or marbled indigo.
If you would like to pick up your kit before class, please read our Curbside Pick-up policies and select Curbside Pick-up during checkout. Otherwise, kits will be shipped out 7-10 days before the start of class.
+ Thread snips
+ An array of sewing, sashiko and/or embroidery thread
+ If using thread a different weight than sashiko, appropriately sized sewing or embroidery needles
Date: Saturday, April 9, 2022
Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm PST
Jody Alexander is an artist, bookmaker, librarian and teacher who lives and works in Santa Cruz, California. She combines textiles and found objects with discarded books, and gives them new life as scrolls, wall pieces, books, sculptural objects and installations. Her current work is inspired by the art of repair, mending techniques, and reuse. Jody’s artwork appears in a number of publications including Masters: Book Arts: Major Works by Leading Artist, 500 Handmade Books, and 1000 Artists' Books: Exploring the Book as Art. Jody is the 2015 recipient of the Rydell Visual Arts Fellowship.
Cancellation policy: This class is a final sale. It is transferable.
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