three february giveaways
By Patricia Belyea
This month’s giveaways feature a cyanotype print by Sylvia Pippen, a ball of Presencia No. 8 perle cotton thread and a handmade sashiko needle. Each giveaway is valued at $20 to $25.
For the giveaways, Sylvia donated three different cyanotype panels—one with a tsunami wave and linework for sashiko stitching, one with seagulls and linework for sashiko stitching, and the third with an overall Japanese maple leaf design. The different blue values of each cyanotype print depends of the intensity of the sun, the humidity in the air and the length of exposure.
Included in each giveaway is a ball of No. 8 white perle cotton thread by Presencia of Spain. Presencia’s perle cotton is known for its pleasing luster and ease of stitching.
Also included is a handmade sashiko needle from Misuya-Bari. This family business in Kyoto has been making needles for over 350 years. Like mini samurai swords, these needles are extremely sharp!
(NOTE FROM PB: Although I bought 250 needles at Misuya-Bari two years ago, I only have one package left. Hence the measly addition of only one needle to each giveaway.)
To participate in the February giveaways, answer this question in the Comment Box below: What’s your experience with sashiko stitching?
THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED. THE WINNERS ARE Barbara K of Chelmsford MA, Beverly S of Kalama WA and Laura G of Madison WI.
Thank you Sylvia Pippen Designs for the donation of the cyanotype panels.
To visit the Sylvia’s website +click here
To read a guest blog post by Sylvia about cyanotype printing +click here
To read a blog post about Misuya-bari in Kyoto +click here
QUILT ART SYMPOSIUM
April 16, 2016
Washington State History Museum
Quilt Art Symposium promises to shine a light on the future of Quilt Art with three leading speakers, a luncheon, an artist-led tour of the CQA exhibit Cutting Edge, and an opening party.
The speakers talk about what they’ve learned and what they believe is next in Quilt Art:
Dr. Sandra Sider, Curator, Texas Quilt Museum
Cathy Izzo, Owner, The Art Quilt Gallery, Manhattan
Chris Sazaki, President, Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA)
Tickets are $75.
Learn more at QuiltArtSym.com