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Welcome to Madison Wool!  We are a fiber lover’s paradise, with fine yarns for hand knitting plus one of a kind, handspun art yarns that you cannot find anywhere else! 

Stitch a Modern Japanese Rice Pouch with Karen Stevens

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Stitch a Modern Japanese Rice Pouch with Karen Stevens

Stitch a Modern Japanese Rice Pouch.  With Karen Stevens.  Sunday, November 18, 12-4 PM.  $75.00.  $25.00 deposit holds your space.  Limit 8 students.   

Karen Stevens returns!  Picking up where visible mending left off, now it is time to sew a tote!  Once a small patched bag that was used to carry rice offerings to the temple, the Japanese Komebukuro is the perfect bag to carry around your latest knitting project (or anything really!).  We will use a mix of simple hand stitching and appliqués to create a one of a kind patchwork style drawstring tote. It is even reversible! A perfect project to use up all of your fabric scraps and remnants, and makes a great gift for the holidays as well. 

Materials needed:

Please have the main pieces cut and ready to be sewn before class. Alternatively, a kit will can be provided for an additional $20. (kindly request at registration if you would like the kit) 

For the bag Exterior:

(1) 25" x 8” piece of fabric

(1) 7” x 7” piece of fabric 

For the bag interior:

(1) 25" x 8” piece of fabric

(1) 7” x 7” piece of fabric 

Various pieces of scrap fabric for the drawstring tabs and appliqué pieces. 

Fabric suggestions: Medium weight linen or linen blend (Robert Kaufman Essex linen blend works great!), quilting cotton, lightweight canvas. 

I will provide all additional materials. (drawstrings, fabric scraps, embroidery thread and needles) If you have any of these and would like to bring your own, you are welcome! We will have a few machines, but if you have a portable sewing machine you may bring it along also. The bag pattern will be provided. This class is open to beginners, but students who already have a working knowledge of a machine. 

Earlier Event: November 16
Crafternoon- Friday Monthly Kids Club
Later Event: November 20
Stitch & Beach-at MadWool