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Gualala Arts Workshop
Instructor: Mary Austin

October 22, 2009
10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Register by:   October 8, 2009
Tuition:   Members of Gualala Arts and PPQG: $30
Members of Gualala Arts  or   PPQG: $40
Non-members: $50
Materials fee:   $10 for kit with all necessary materials. No sewing machine needed.

Sashiko Sashiko is a Japanese embroidery technique, traditionally done on indigo cotton with a heavy weight white thread. The pattern designs can range from very geometric to free form. This class will present the basics of the form, including suggestions for including sashiko as a design element in quilts. It can also be used in pillow covers, little purses, vests, etc.

This is all done by hand, so no sewing machine is required. A kit, including the fabric, sashiko thread and needles and materials to transfer the design will be available from the instructor for $10. The class will be small, so individual instruction will be available.

Mary Austin has travelled extensively in Japan and taken courses in sashiko while there and has included it in many of her quilts.

See also: Gualala Arts Workshop Registration, Payment & Cancellation Policy.

The Gualala Arts Center, located at 46501 Old State Highway in Gualala, CA,
is open weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and weekends from noon to 4:00 p.m.
Please call (707) 884-1138 for more information, or email

Serving the coastal communities of northern Sonoma & southern Mendocino Counties.