Japanese Knot Bag with Carolyn Forster
These traditional Japanese bags are cleverly made from a rectangle of fabric that has been embellished with hand sashiko-style stitching.
They are a great way to use lovely fabrics to wrap that special gift, and can be re-used as sewing project bags, or passed on with another gift inside.
This Knot bag is a variation on the one featured in Carolyn’s book “Big Stitch Quilting”
Also within the book you will see the combination of these fabrics used to make Japanese Wrapping cloths commonly used in the Japanese art of gift wrapping, Furoshiki.
What will we cover?
Carolyn will guide you through each step to creating your own Japanese Knot Bag or Wrapping Cloth.
These bags and cloths are a lovely way to add that special touch to your gift giving. You can make a start on either or both of the projects on the day.
How will I be taught?
You’ll be taught in our lovely studio by a friendly and experienced tutor, through demonstration and guidance as you work.
You’ll also be able to ask questions, making sure everything is clear and that you’re getting the best results you can.
Do I need any previous experience or skills?
Suitable for people with some experience using a sewing machine. No other experience is needed to join the fun!
Are materials provided? Is there anything I need to source myself?
Japanese Knot Bag:
- Outer bag, Double Gauze fabric (OR any plain lightweight cotton craft fabric): 10 1/2in x 30 1/2in
- Lining, Liberty Tana Lawn (OR any patterned cotton patchwork fabric) : 10 1/2in x 30 1/2in
Japanese Wrapping Cloth:
- Front: Outer bag, Double Gauze fabric (OR any plain lightweight cotton craft fabric): 27 1/2in x 20 1/2in
- Back: Liberty Tana Lawn (OR any patterned cotton patchwork fabric): 27 1/2in x 20 1/2in
- Hera Marker or similar
- 12 wt hand quilting thread, variegated colour
- no 6 embroidery or betweens needle
- Sewing machine
What will I take home with me?
Your chosen projects.
Drinks and biscuits will be available but we recommend that you bring a packed lunch with you.
During all of our workshops photographs are taken for promotional purposes only. Please make us aware at the time of booking if you would prefer not to be included.