Monday, March 01, 2004

Workshop: Orchids with Sashiko Border

orchid_sashiko_full Duration: 2 Days
Level: All (some appliqué experience a benefit)
Size: 24.5"x29" (centre: 14"x16.5")

Ready for a taste of the exotic? Why not learn to appliqué this elegant orchid arrangement, embellished with sashiko stitches?
I will guide you through the different hand appliquéd techniques necessary to create the pot, then fill it with twigs, leaves and orchids. You will finish the arrangement with moss to give the whole a three dimensional feeling.
Colour selection is very important in this piece and I will discuss choices that create a dramatic effect.
Finally, you will infuse your work with true Japanese flavour by embellishing the border with sashiko. I will provide examples of some of the many sashiko patterns, then teach you how to stitch this design into your own work. orchid_sashiko_detail