May 20, 2019 | Posted in:Japanese, Meetings

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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