Sashiko Workshop with Janice Gunner - Saturday 12th October 2019
Saturday 12th October 2019 10am - 4pm
We are delighted to welcome Janice Gunner to Needle & Thread for two fascinating workshops on Japanese textiles!
The gentle art of Japanese quilting has fascinated me for many years. I learnt the technique from my friend Rosemary Muntus in 1988 and in 1991 I was awarded two first prizes at The Great British Quilt Festival for a piece I made called Kamon.
During this workshop I will introduce you to the delights of this technique. I have designed two patterns for you to choose from, one of which is the sample seen here. I will discuss designs, demonstrate marking, hand stitching techniques and finishing techniques.
Included: All materials and equipment, healthy lunch, cake and refreshments.
Janice Gunner is textile artist, quilter and author with 28 years teaching experience, including 22 years teaching City & Guilds patchwork and quilting at levels 2 and 3.
Janice was an advisor to Creative Exhibitions during the planning stages of The Festival of Quilts and is a former president of The Quilters Guild of the British Isles. She holds C & G Part 1 with 1st prize and medal for excellence, C & G Part 2 and the Diploma in Stitched Textiles (Windsor).
She was awarded the Jewel Pearce Patterson Scholarship for International Teachers by IQF Houston in 1999 and The Amy Emms MBE award for services to Quilting in 2008.
Janice is also one of the team of textile experts for Arena Travel, teaching and accompanying travellers on trips to Japan, USA, UK and mainland Europe.