Small Japanese Projects meeting – 25 September

September 23, 2019 | Posted in Japanese | By

The next meeting of the Small Japanese Projects group is on 25 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 Anne Laffan has very kindly offered to show us how to make three beautiful miniature silk kimono which are hung on a small rod. A lovely way of using up scraps of beautiful silk that you can’t bring yourself to throw away!

Requirement List

  • A variety of small pieces of silk or material of a similar weight.  You need to cut a patterned piece and a plain piece 4.5″ x 2″ for each jacket and a plain piece 5″ x 1 ⅜” for each collar.
  • Sewing notions, thread, scissors, a small ruler and a marker pen.
  • Tiny cord. (Anne made hers from thread)
  • Length of dowel, twig, chopstick or other rigid material for the rod

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 July

July 22, 2019 | Posted in Japanese, Meetings | By

The next meeting of the Small Japanese Projects group is on 24 July, 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.

The next meeting will be a general catch up with members working on their own projects.

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 – 26 June

June 24, 2019 | Posted in Japanese | By

The next meeting of the Small Japanese Projects group is on 26 June, 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.

At our next meeting Suzie Prado will be showing us how to make the lovely origami paper geisha card she showed as a previous meeting.   For those members who have put their name down for the kit that Suzie very kindly offered to make up, the price will be $5.00.

Other requirements :

  • Good quality strong craft glue
  • Cutting board
  • Rotary Cutter for paper
  • Ruler
  • Sharp scissors for card
  • Super wipes for sticky fingers

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 May

May 20, 2019 | Posted in Japanese, Meetings | By

The next meeting of the Small Japanese Projects group is on 22 May, 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’s project is a very cute Japanese inspired thimble which will be perfect for pushing those threaded sashiko needles through your sewing projects. Di Ballantyne will be leading the project

 Preparation & Requirements List

Start by measuring around your thimble finger and adjust the following measurements if needed. The felt needs to be able to go around your finger and meet/touch.

  • A strip of fabric measuring 1 inch x 2 ¾ inches
  • 2 pieces of coordinating/contrasting felt (preferably wool felt) measuring ¾ inch x 2 ¼ inches.
  • A piece of thin (hat) elastic long enough to go around your finger and tie a knot.
  • Embroidery threads to embellish the fabric before assembling the thimble
  • Sewing thread for assembling the thimbleUsual sewing bits and bobs ( needles,scissors, threads,pins etc)

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 – 27 March

March 25, 2019 | Posted in Drop-in, Japanese | By

The next meeting of the Small Japanese Projects group is on 27 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.

The project for this month is finishing of the Boro Sewing Caddy started last month, presented by Nat Palaskas.

Requirement List

  • Foundation fabric – cut 1 piece, 13”x6” and 1 piece, 23”x7” (plain soft fabric for easy BORO stitching).
  • Gather lots of fabric scraps for BORO pieces.
  • Lining fabric same size as the foundation pieces above.
  • Thread for BORO stitching. Pearle cotton #8 is perfect, but whatever you have on hand is fine.
  • Wadding, same size as foundation pieces above.
  • Contrasting fabric for tie, 1.5 “x 30”.
  • Please cut the 2 foundation pieces (see above measurements) and bring them with you. Bring your sewing kit containing thread for basting, sewing needle, pins and cutting scissors.
  • Nat will be doing a demo at the meeting.

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 – 27 February

February 23, 2019 | Posted in Japanese | By

The next meeting of the Small Japanese Projects group is on 27 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.

The project for this month is a Boro Sewing Caddy presented by Nat Palaskas.

Requirement List

  • Foundation fabric – cut 1 piece, 13”x6” and 1 piece, 23”x7” (plain soft fabric for easy BORO stitching).
  • Gather lots of fabric scraps for BORO pieces.
  • Lining fabric same size as the foundation pieces above.
  • Thread for BORO stitching. Pearle cotton #8 is perfect, but whatever you have on hand is fine.
  • Wadding, same size as foundation pieces above.
  • Contrasting fabric for tie, 1.5 “x 30”.
  • Please cut the 2 foundation pieces (see above measurements) and bring them with you. Bring your sewing kit containing thread for basting, sewing needle, pins and cutting scissors.
  • Nat will be doing a demo at the meeting.

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 – 24 October

October 19, 2018 | Posted in Japanese | By

The next meeting of the Small Japanese Projects group is on 24 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.

Our project for this month (and next) is a small bag or large purse, presented by Yvonne.

Requirement List

  • Main fabric- 1 fat quarter of plain or mottled fabric
  • Contrast fabric – 1 fat quarter of patterned fabric or a bundle of patterned scraps
  • Lining fabric – 1 fat quarter , fabric of your choice
  • Batting – 15″ square
  • pins, needles, coordinating sewing thread and sharp scissors

Pre Cutting (optional)

  • Main fabric: 3 squares x 3 ¼”, 6 squares x 3½” , 8 squares x 2 ¾”
  • Contrast fabric: 6 squares x 3 ½”, 8 squares x 2 ¾”
  • Bring leftover fabric from this pre-cutting..

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 August

August 20, 2018 | Posted in Japanese | By

The next meeting of the Small Japanese Projects group is on 22 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 months. It is always great to hear about your activities.

This month we are going to revisit and make an Omiyage Daffodil bag. These little bags make lovely gifts on their own, but are perfect when gifting money, jewellery or keeping small treasures together when travelling. Would be good to get a few made for Xmas!

Requirement list:

  • 2 x 25 cm squares of contrasting fabric.
  • 1 metre of cord for gathering. (like kumihimo cord)
  • 2 decorative beads that cord will fit through.
  • Needle, coordinating thread, scissors.

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 – 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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