Teaching Patchwork

I was invited to give a teaching stint for applique initially. However, when the organizer saw my ready made baby quilts she opted for normal patchwork.

When you’re an artist you have to hope for everything and expect nothing. ~ Darren Criss ~

Since I am into table runners, I made 30 kits for a table runner about 52-inch long. I simplified it by just sewing the top and back together without any batting. The piece is then turned inside out and topstitched all along the edges. I actually like it that way.

Here are photos of the event.






The Day of the Artisan Bazaar

I had a blast as a vendor.

Made lots of new crafting friends.

Promoted my hand dyed threads (HDTs), as this was my primary objective.

Created new opportunities for my craft shop, Zarina Craft.

Here are pictures of my table that I had shared with Nik.




And the rest of the booths:


Craft bazaar

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If you want to see my hand dyed threads, HDTs in person I’ll be there.

There will be some other smalls and quilts too for sale.

My cousin has requested for a quilt for her daughter.

After discussions on the pattern and the choice of fabric, I set to work on it. The half square triangles, HSTs ready to be pieced.


The individual blocks:


The quilt in its full glory.

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And finally, the quilt all folded ready to be packed and shipped.


My very first.

The customer wanted to make a muffler for her husband’s birthday gift in May.

She chose a multi-colored wool yarn that is ideal for a man.


Together, we have agreed to use a simple ribbing throughout. A simple knit purl pattern.


My tool for hiding the ends.may6_14_2

A close up of the fringes at the end.may6_14_4

And a picture of the whole muffler.may6_14_3

This year, I have managed to gain a few more new customers who are interested in the HDTs.  And lets hope there will be more.

These threads are ideal for fine crochet and tatting. Available sizes are 20 and 40. The threads are Lizbeth from Handy Hands.

These are previous HDTs but could not get the same colorway as before:

Ulyana Sergeenko2 HDT

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Photo from http://color-collective.blogspot.com/2011/11/ulyana-sergeenko-for-russian-vogue-via.html

Lindsey Thornburg 2 HDT

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Photo from http://color-collective.blogspot.com/2011/10/lindsey-thornburg-via-honey-kennedy.html


Blossoming Brights HDT


Photo from http://design-seeds.com/index.php/home/entry/blossoming-brights

Feathered Hues HDT
Succulent Spring HDT
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After making a pair for The Batik Boutique, I decided to make my own.


This pieced cover is 18″ square.


These others covers are 16″ square.mar4_14_3 mar4_14_4All of these comes in pairs. You have an option to purchase with or without the cushion inserts.


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