I've been on Sewing Quarter TV a few times now. I'm having a laugh with presenter John Scott in the studio shot above - it's always fun doing a show!
Here are the links to my shows - just click the dates to view them on YouTube. For my latest show click here.
4th September 2017 - Two sashiko lessons free on Sewing Quarter TV - click the photo above to see my first appearance on the show on September 4th 2017, and learn about marking sashiko patterns and the infamous hatamusubi joining knot (at 3 hours 34 minutes)! My lessons are the second and fourth hours. Enjoy!
11th August 2018 - my mini boro bag tutorial (first hour) and the 1718 Coverlet book (third hour).
10th February 2019 - my new sashiko panels for Olympus Thread Mfg. Co. (second hour) and my Japanese Taupe Quilt Blocks book (fourth hour).
28th April 2019 - introducing the geometric sashiko panels and revisiting the kamon crest designs (second and fourth hours). Lots of ideas for sashiko!
2nd June 2019 - more sashiko and lots of laughs with John Scott! (second and fourth hours)
4th August 2019 - Japanese Taupe Blocks book revisited, and another look at the kogin book - kogin from scratch. First and third hours.
22nd September 2019 - Looking at colour in sashiko with the Limited Editions Autumn Colours* of my sashiko panels, specially printed by Olympus Thread Mfg. Co. in Japan. (first hour) and kogin from scratch (third hour).
13th November 2019 - My 'Tai' (sea bream) bag pattern kit (you can use any sashiko design on this bag) (second hour) and some cushion and coaster ideas using my sashiko panels (fifth hour). The bag hour is more about making up the bag and the sashiko stitching lesson is in the cushion and coaster hour.
*I've got a few panels left for sale in my online shop - click here to go to the shop.
FREE BORO BAG PATTERN DOWNLOAD! This is the lovely boro bag I designed for the V&A's new book, Patchwork & Quilting: A Maker's Guide. They have decided to release it as a free download - click here. The photo shows the bag when I'd finished the stitching, it has been washed to help 'set' the stitching and now I'm using it a lot to start giving it a worn boro look. It is just so useful. I taught a mini version of this bag at the Spring Quilt Festivals and National Quilt Championships in 2018 - please send me a photo of your finished bag if you started one in my class. You can make the bag any size you want just by changing the size of the backing panel.
Hitomezashi demo clip on Youtube from a few years ago - stitching Urokozashi (fish scale stitch) - click here to watch.