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Kawandi/Siddi Style Patchwork

Helene Knott
9:00 - 4:30
Wed Aug 14

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$ 185  

Siddi patchwork originated in India and was brought to Africa where it became known as Kawandi Patchwork. The method is the same for both and is used to make light, summer-weight quilts without batting. Traditionally hand stitched, this technique may be done by machine as well if hand sewing is not your cup of tea, though the hand sewing is remarkably easy and fast.

In this class, you will make a small, table mat sized sample either by hand or machine by your preference ,to learn the technique. The quilts are typically very colorful and scrappy being made to use up and recycle salvaged fabric scraps. The kit will include a grab bag of scraps in a variety of colors for the project.

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 paid at beginning of class includes:

a fat quarter foundation fabric, a grab bag of fabric scraps, thread (perle cotton for hand sewing or 12 wt. sewing thread for machine), a Sashiko needle (for hand sewing) or a package of Top-stitching needles for machine sewing.


Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

  •  Sewing pins: you will need lots of sewing pins so bring plenty of them.
  •  A thimble: for hand sewing if you prefer to use one.
  •  Portable light and/or magnifier (optional – for hand sewing only): Good lighting is essential for handwork and the lighting in classroom environments isn’t always up to the task. It can be helpful to have additional, focused lighting in the form of an Ott type lamp or the LED type that hangs around your neck. Some lights come with an attached magnifier lens, this too can be useful.
  • A small travel iron and pad (optional): This is optional but useful as you will be constantly turning raw edges under and having a small pressing station at your side will speed up this process. Do not bring a large iron as too many irons may strain the circuits in the classroom but small travel or mini (Clover) irons would be fine. You can also opt to finger press the edges as is done in India or Africa.
  • Sewing Machine (OPTIONAL -FOR THE MACHINE METHOD ONLY): With a standard piecing foot.  We will have some machines to share.

Students can opt to bring their own materials if they wish. Refer to kit list for what to bring or contact instructor for more information.

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