SCHG Presents in April



WITH JoAnne Cook






ABOUT JoAnne Cook: All her life JoAnne has had a penchant for making something out of nothing. Four years ago she looked at her stash of handwoven swatches and decided to do something with them.  A hundred bags later, she is still finding inspiration in scraps.

MORNING PROGRAM: April 13Carried Away  examines fashioning handwoven bits into unique bags. Limitless in style, shape and size, these creations are great for gifts, selling, or your personal use.  JoAnne will display and discuss pairing handwoven cloth with card or inkle woven bands, kumihimo braids, ply-split pieces and other remnants, giving them a new life of practicality and panache.

1/2-DAY WORKSHOP: April 13, 1:00-4:00; “Making Zippered Pouches from Your Handwoven Cloth” This workshop will cover the basics of sewing bags from handwovens: stabilizing, seaming, linings, zippers and straps. There will be time to make one pouch and perhaps start another.  Alternatively, you can spend any extra time practicing the application of hardware such as grommets, rivets, snaps, feet and clasps.


PARTICIPANTS:  should be experienced and at ease working with a sewing machine. For one pouch please bring 2 sturdy and matching (or coordinating) pieces of handwoven, each 8 ½” by 5 ½” or larger. (If you wish, bring extra cloth to start a second pouch.) Also bring your sewing machine, extension cord, iron and ironing surface, light weight cotton fabric for lining (optional), thread, scissors, pins, needles for hand and machine sewing, and any embellishments you might want to add to your creation, such as a tassel or bead for the zipper pull.

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