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September 17, 2020
Alsatian Urn from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

In a perfect world, this post would be filled with pictures of our wonderful week of teaching at Baltimore on the Prairie at Lied Lodge in Nebraska. Sadly, COVID interfered with that perfect plan, but we are still anticipating with excitement the opportunity to visit next year,  September 8–11, 2021. You can visit the BOTP website, linked above, for all the details of the conference and see more about the classes we will be teaching, but we thought we would give you an "up-close and personal" tour of our blocks here on the blog. This week we will look ...

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September 11, 2020
workshop table [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

contemporary embroidery posted a photo:

workshop table

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August 5, 2020
I’ve Been Nuno Felting from Eric the Quilter

I was in Minnesota for the past 2 weeks, just running amok… well, not really running, and not really amok either. I just visited some people, and hung out at my friend’s house most of the time. Lot’s of outdoor walks, and socially distanced brunches. It was lovely.

Now, while I was at my friend’s house, we made some Nuno felted scarves. If you don’t know what Nuno felting is, here’s the quickest answer: it’s when you take loose feltable fibers and embed them in sheer fabric. Now of course, I wouldn’t just ...

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March 14, 2020
embroidered cloth sample [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

contemporary embroidery posted a photo:

embroidered cloth sample

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sampling with cloth from Karen Ann Ruane

an embroidery sample

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February 23, 2020
My New English Paper Pieced Basket, Roof Optional from Gefilte Quilt

Here's my new thing! It's English Paper Pieced canopied basket...


....which can keep the dust off your giant, color-coordinated thread cone...

...or help you find your measuring tape...
Or stuff with faux flowers....


With you inside, it's a bulky bangle bracelet!

...which doubles as a wee, insecure handbag (needs a zippered lining)....

The shape is a modified truncated cuboctahedron. Here's what it would have looked like if it were a complete polyhedron (closed up, without the handle):

Can you see the family resemblance to this stuffed and complete truncated cuboctahedron pincushion?
I made the pincushion for ...

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December 12, 2019
Kaffe Fassett in Bath, Part 2 from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

The American Museum and Gardens in Bath, UK, opened its doors in 1961 for the first time at Claverton Manor. It is the only museum outside the United States dedicated to the American arts. Unfortunately, the manor part of the museum was closed for Christmas decorating, but thankfully the Kaffe Fassett exhibit was held in another building, so much to may delight, we were able to see the unique combination of old and new quilts. As promised, here are the rest of the quilts from the exhibit. We hope you enjoy them!

Fan
Katy Clark Elmore, 1937
Chula, Missouri

Dotty ...

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December 5, 2019
Kaffe Fasset in Bath, Part One from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye


A couple of weeks ago, I (Kara) wrote about a lovely quilt shop, Poppy Patch, over in England, with a little teaser of the Kaffe Fasset exhibit at the American Museum in Bath, UK. Wait no more, because today and next week, I will be sharing some of the amazing antique quilts and the Kaffe Fasset reproductions of those quilts. 

This was one of my favorite exhibits ever. For me, it was the best of both worlds—antique quilts and Kaffe Fassett fabrics. While Teri and I don't usually work with really bright colors, there is a "bright" side ...

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November 7, 2019
Still Crazy... from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye


When pondering the title of this post, a number of familiar songs came to mind, and I (Teri) have a bit of Paul Simon, Heart, Van Morrison, Queen, and Patsy Cline bouncing in my head as I write. (I guess that dates me, doesn't it?!) Kara's Crazy Mittens post last week reminded me how much fun we have playing with stitch combinations when doing a crazy quilt-style project. A couple of months ago, Kara and I found a group of three "Victorian crazy quilts" in an online auction and thought we would bid on the lot. To our ...

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September 17, 2018
Swamp Maple from Splendiferous

Swamp Maple, artistic interpretation of Swamp Red Maple, acer rubrum var. drummondi
42.5" square (30" square on point)
Cotton fabrics, silk and bamboo roving, textile medium.
Machine quilted, hand embellished and embroidered.
Leaves are individually cast from actual leaves
For step-by-step progress photos, see this previous post.


Recently shown at Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza 2018, along with
Passion For Color
48 x 66"
Hand dyed cotton sateen & black Kona cotton
Machine pieced and quilted


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August 27, 2017
Yarn Dyeing Frenzy from Marianne Bos - Quilt Artist

Its been a long time since I posted.  Ive been busy teaching adult and kids sewing classes but now I have also started dyeing hand dyed yarns and silks ......and loving it!

Everything available on my website:

http://www.jokamamotextiles.com

here is a sample of what I have dyed recently:

Devore Cut Silk scarf

Devore Cut Silk Scarf

Merino/Silk Lace Weight

Silver Stellina Merino - Koi Fish

Merino Sock Yarn - Summer Breeze

Merino Sock Yarn - Pink Polka

Merino Sock Yarn - Quail egg


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