Whole Cloth Quilting - Sun 3/10

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Whole Cloth Quilting - Sun 3/10

100.00

with Ali Smith or Salt & Still

Sunday, March 10th 11am-3:30pm

Location: 442 Warren St.  

Class size limited to 8

 

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Learn to make a simple and stylish hand stitched wholecloth quilt from start to finish with Ali Smith from Salt & Still.

Hand quilting is a meditative way to add texture and design to a wholecloth quilt. No sewing machine is required which makes this a great portable project. Students will learn how to design patterns for hand quilting, the marking techniques to transfer the pattern to the cloth and the basics of hand quilting with needle and thread.  Everyone will leave with a 24” x 24” quilt and all the skills they need to make a full size quilt on their own.

Skills required: Students should be comfortable will basic hand stitching to get the most out of this class.

Supplies to bring: 

Solid colored woven fabric (a loose enough weave that you can stitch through it easily): enough for two 26" by 26" squares (back and front of quilt)
Cotton batting: enough for one  26” x 26” square, thin loft for hand quilting (Ali recommends Quilter's Dream Cotton Select or Request)
Quilting thread – DMC Perle size 8 is suggested for large stitch quilting (Chose a contrasting color to your fabric)
Hand sewing needles – size 8 embroidery needles or a pack of mixed sized embroidery needles that includes a size 8 needle is suggested for pearl cotton thread (Sashiko needles will also work)
Clover hera marker (optional)
Basic sewing supplies including: your favorite thimble, a ruler, scissors or rotary cutter + mat.
We will provide chalk pencils, binding tape, basting safety pins and if you don’t have everything, we will have some supplies to share!

Sustenance: Light snacks and beverages will be provided and there will be a half hour break for lunch. Bring your own lunch or you can step out onto Warren Street to pick one up!

Lodging: If you are traveling from afar and need a place to stay for the weekend, we have a few rooms available on site  for an additional $125 - $175.  Email Katharine if you would like to reserve a room.  There are singles and shared rooms available on a first come first served basis.  

Alison Charli Smith a textile artist specializing in natural dyes and sashiko style stitching.  Her creative studio Salt & Still produces handmade goods created with natural plant + insect based dyes and fibers like cotton, linen, silk and wool. All pieces are designed, dyed, and crafted in small batches, making them truly one of a kind. The name Salt & Still is a tribute to water, an ingredient that is elemental to the natural dye process. Inspiration is drawn from the mountains, the sea, traditions both old and new, and the love of natural magic.