Upcoming Retreats

Portland, OR 2023 - April 11 - April 19, 2023

Portland, OR 2023 FALL - Oct 8-15, 2023

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Joyous Garden Songbirds

Helene Knott
6:30 - 9:30
Tues Eve April 11

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$ 100  

Joyous Songbirds: These colorful birds really do sing – or, more appropriately – ring. Inspired by traditional strands of fabric birds from India that grace doorways, windows, and verandas; these birds start as modified 9-Patch quilt blocks. The birds are given 3-D or appliqued embroidered wings and then strung singly or in tandem, to hang where they can be heard and appreciated. You will make one 6” bird in class but a pattern will be provided to make future birds in varying sizes.
 Please be courteous to others by arriving for class with the correct supplies. Contact me at 503-631-8806 or helene.m.knott@gmail.com if you have any questions.
 

Materials Fee $25 in cash paid at beginning of class includes:

pre-pieced fabric block for a 6” bird, template plastic, felt, 3 skeins embroidery floss, sewing thread, hand sewing needle, beads/buttons, a jingle bell, fusible web, hanging cord, fiberfill and a pattern for more birds

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

  •  Scissors: Both utility for cutting plastic and craft scissors, preferably ones with shorter blades to allow for precise cutting and thread snipping.
  • A chalk marking pencil
  • Sewing pins
  •  A blunt skewer, wooden pencil, or chopstick: to stuff the bird.
  • Doll Needle: You will need an extra long needle (5” or so) to string your bird. The instructor will have several to share, but you may bring your own if you wish.
  • Sewing machine: with a piecing foot and standard accessories. NOTE – machine is optional, the brief sewing to assemble the bird may be done by hand.  Marchines will be available to share.


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For your convenience, you may pre-order your materials for classes! Your materials will be waiting for you at the retreat. And you can always purchase additional materials at the retreat.

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