Small Japanese Projects – No April Meeting

April 21, 2018 | Posted in Drop-in, Japanese | By

The regular meeting of the Small Japanese Project Group will not take place in April. The meeting time coincides with Anzac Day. The next meeting of this group will be on May 23.

The room will be open for a drop-in day on 25 April, from 10am-4pm, so you can come along to utilise the room. In the afternoon the English Paper Piecing (EPP) group meets as part of the drop-in.

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Small Japanese Projects – 28 March

March 25, 2018 | Posted in Japanese | By

The next meeting of the Small Japanese Projects group is on 28 March, from 10am-noon, in the CQ room at Cook Community Hub.

The Small Japanese Projects interest group is for members interested in all things Japanese. Each month (or over two months) you will work on a small project, lead by a member of the group.

The meeting begins with a show and tell of what you have made, purchased or done during the previous months. It is always great to hear about your activities. If you have finished your fabric and paper beads from last month please make sure you wear or bring them to show.

At this month’s meeting we are going to try our hand at Kumihimo braiding. Convenor Karen has provided a photo of one that she made previously. Some of you will also have done this in the past and have the required disk.

Karen’s Kumihimo

Requirement List for the project is:

  • 1 Bead Smith Kumihimo Disc KD600 ( Karen will bring along the ordered ones)
  • 2 mm Rattail cord. Beadbarn and Addicted to Fabric have it.  This can be made up of either:
    • :12 metres of 1 colour for plain braid or
    • : 6 metres each of 2 colours or
    • : 3 metres each of 4 colours for multi coloured braids.
  • 8 plastic drinking straws
  • 8 embroidery floss notched storage cards to wrap each cord onto.
  • 1 small plastic bag and coins or weights to keep cord taut.
  • 50 cm cord or string to hang the bag of weights on.

The meeting is followed by a drop-in until 4pm. The English Paper Piecing (EPP) group meets as part of the drop-in.

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Small Japanese Projects group- 28 February

February 24, 2018 | Posted in Drop-in, Japanese | By

The next meeting of the Small Japanese Projects group is on 28 February, from 10am-noon, in the CQ room at Cook Community Hub.

The Small Japanese Projects interest group is for members interested in all things Japanese. Each month (or over two months) you will work on a small project, lead by a member of the group.

The meeting begins with a show and tell of what you have made, purchased or done during the previous months. It is always great to hear about your activities.

Our project this month will be fabric and paper beads.

The image is of a necklace made by convenor Karen.  It has beads made from Japanese cotton fabrics, paper beads made from old sheet music and two striped commercial beads, all threaded and knotted onto some bamboo cord.

necklace from fabric and paper beads

Requirements:

  • assorted fabric strips, cut into 1/4’’, 1/2’’, 3/4’’ and 1’’ widths and about 6’’ to 8’’ long. No fabric that frays too easily.
  • paper strips cut the same widths but maybe about 12’’ in  length. Paper from glossy magazines work really well, nothing too flimsy. Karen will bring some sheet music..
  • some commercial beads if you want to add variety.
  • linen, bamboo, cotton cord. Not too thick as it has to fit through a hole the  size of a sate stick.
  • scissors
  • all purpose glue suitable for paper and fabric
  • a few sate sticks ( I will bring extra) to wrap the paper and fabric around
  • a piece of baking paper to protect the tables from glue
  • a piece of template plastic or equivalent about 3’’ by 1’’

 

The meeting is followed by a drop-in until 4pm. The English Paper Piecing (EPP) group meets as part of the drop-in.

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Small Japanese Projects – 24 January + drop in

January 23, 2018 | Posted in Japanese, member activity | By

The next meeting of the Small Japanese Projects group is on 24 January, from 10am-noon, in the CQ room at Cook Community Hub. It is the first meeting of the year.

The Small Japanese Projects interest group is for members interested in all things Japanese. Each month (or over two months) you will work on a small project, lead by a member of the group.

We will be making a bottle top pincushion.  Bring along a few scraps of fabric and a plastic bottle top, craft glue and your sewing kit. Karen will have toy fill and other bits and pieces.

The meeting begins with a show and tell of what you have made, purchased or done during the previous months. It is always great to hear about your activities.

The meeting is followed by a drop-in until 4pm. The English Paper Piecing (EPP) group meets as part of the drop-in.

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Small Japanese Projects meeting – 22 November

November 20, 2017 | Posted in Japanese | By

The next meeting of the Small Japanese Projects group is on 22 November, from 10am-noon, in the CQ room at Cook Community Hub. It is the final meeting of the year, so please bring a small plate of food to share for a Christmas morning tea.

The Small Japanese Projects interest group is for members interested in all things Japanese. Each month (or over two months) you will work on a small project, lead by a member of the group.

The meeting begins with a show and tell of what you have made, purchased or done during the previous months. It is always great to hear about your activities.

Suzie Prado will then take us through the brooch making class.  Remember to bring your payment if you have ordered a brooch kit from Suzie.  Also sewing kit,  sashiko thread and small piece of fabric.

The meeting is followed by a drop-in until 4pm.

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Small Japanese Projects meeting- 25 October

October 22, 2017 | Posted in Japanese, Meetings | By

The next meeting of the Small Japanese Projects group is on 25 October, from 10am-noon, in the CQ room at Cook Community Hub.

The Small Japanese Projects interest group is for members interested in all things Japanese. Each month (or over two months) you will work on a small project, lead by a member of the group.

The meeting begins with a show and tell of what you have made, purchased or done during the previous months. It is always great to hear about your activities.

This month Anne Laffan will demonstrate how to make the machine stitched rope baskets with a Japanese twist that she showed at the last meeting. Bring along pen and paper to make notes.

If you want to have a go at making one yourself after the demonstration you will need to bring your machine, a hank of white cotton clothesline cord (Anne purchased hers at Bunnings), Japanese fabric, scissors, thread etc.

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Small Japanese Projects meeting – 27 September

September 23, 2017 | Posted in Japanese, Meetings | By

The next meeting of the Small Japanese Projects group is on 27 September, from 10am-noon, in the CQ room at Cook Community Hub.

The Small Japanese Projects interest group is for members interested in all things Japanese. Each month (or over two months) you will work on a small project, lead by a member of the group.

The meeting begins with a show and tell of what you have made, purchased or done during the previous months. It is always great to hear about your activities.

This month will be a catch-up month, finishing off all the various small Japanese projects you have been working on during the year. Help will be available if you are stuck.

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Small Japanese Projects meeting- 23 August

August 18, 2017 | Posted in Japanese | By

The next meeting of the Small Japanese Projects group is on 23 August, from 10am-noon, in the CQ room at Cook Community Hub.

The Small Japanese Projects interest group is for members interested in all things Japanese. Each month (or over two months) you will work on a small project, lead by a member of the group.

The meeting begins with a show and tell of what you have made, purchased or done during the previous two months. It is always great to hear about your activities.

This month’s project is a small fabric tissue pack holder, led by Wendy. These are good to keep in your handbag and they also make great gifts and fete items.

Wendy will demonstrate how to make it but you can hand sew on the day if you wish.

You will need:

  • A piece of fabric for the outer layer 14 cm x 22 cm
  • Same size lining fabric if using lightweight outer fabric
  • Matching or contrasting bias binding 30 cm
  • Hand sewing gear
  • Small packet of tissues

Outer fabric suggestions:

  • Quilting fabric
  • Stitched sashiko fabric
  • Stitched hitomizashi fabric
  • Evening wear remnant
  • Japanese brocade or obi fabric
  • Needlepoint

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Small Japanese Projects meeting – 24 May

May 20, 2017 | Posted in Japanese | By

The next meeting of the Small Japanese Projects group is on 24 May, from 10am-noon, in the CQ room at Cook Community Hub.

The project will extend over two meetings – it is a chiku chiku binding for a basket. AT this meeting you will be working on the binding and at the June meeting you will be attaching the binding to the basket. Convenor Karen has provided and image of her basket and a requirements list.

  • Raffia Basket.  Karen got hers from K Mart for $6.oo.  It is approx. 12”x 9” x 4”.  Raffia or water hyacinth are easy to stitch through when sewing the completed binding onto the basket.
  • Homespun fabric. Approx 6” strip x width of fabric for this size basket.  If yours is larger make it length of circumference of basket edge plus 6”.  This allows for shrinkage as you sew on the fabrics.
  • Fabric Scraps. Lots of different fabrics patterned and plain.  If you want a simple binding use less fabric mix and bigger pieces.
  • Sashiko Threads. Mix up different colours like Karen did or use one colour if you prefer.  If you haven’t got sashiko thread, you can use cotton perle, crochet cotton or broder cotton.
  • Large eyed needle for Sashiko thread.
  • Pins, Scissors, thimble.

Don’t forget to bring your show & tell from previous projects, plus anything else you would like to share.

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Small Japanese Projects meeting – 26 April

April 23, 2017 | Posted in Japanese | By

The next meeting of the Small Japanese Projects group is on Wednesday 26 April from 10am until 12 noon. It is followed by a drop-in until 4pm.

This month’s project is a Fabric Origami Star, pictured below:

The requirements list is as follows:

  • Small sharp scissors
  • Tweezers or fine jewellery pliers
  • Small bulldog clip or Clover quilting clip
  • Coordinating Sashiko thread or equivalent to sew on as hanging loop
  • Needle and thread
  • 4 Coordinating cotton fabrics each cut 13” x 3½’’ prepared as follows:
    • Fold in half lengthwise and iron. Using spray starch helps to keep the folds crisp.
    • Open fold and iron both long sides into middle crease. Close up strip and iron well.

You may want to bring enough strips to make 2 stars. They are very easy when you get the hang of folding the strips.

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