Tag Archive | batik fabric

National Sewing Month

Day 4

Question: When you choose a fabric, what are you drawn to, do you like to work with solids or prints, or hand-dyed or batiks? I have a fondness for batiks! I love the variety of colors that the artist has started me off with, it seems as though the hard work of choosing a color palette is already done.

Psychedelic Balloons, started with 2 different batik prints, that I pieced into blocks and strips. I worked all of the stitches in perle cotton form Artfabriks. I used almost every stitch included in my book, Hand Embroidery Dictionary, by C&T Publishing.

African Sunset, is crazy- and strip-pieced with quite a few Hoffman batiks, and one block-print batik from Bali. I used Wildflower threads from the Caron Collection for the embroidery. In fact, one of the threads I used is called African Sunset. This piece can also be seen in my book, Hand Embroidery Dictionary.

Happy Stitching~Christen

Kantha Table Runner

kanthatablerunnerKantha Table Runner

This project is a fun and easy way to become acquainted with the easy and free-form quilted style of Kantha quilting. This is class will be taught in tandem with Carol Alves and myself. Carol will take the first part of the class, helping the student to machine sew the table runner. I will take the second part of the class and teach the student how to work out a design, and stitch the fabric into a quilt.

kanthatablerunnerThe table runner can be any size, mine is 14″ wide by 44″ long.


Class Fee:$30.00 total

  • $15.00 for Carol, to be paid for any time before the class, at the store
  • $15.00 for Christen: which is paid directly to Christen (see below)

*Please note that this class does not include any of the materials, supplies or tools; these must be purchased by the student.

Date and time: This class is not currently scheduled.

Please email Christen: thestoreonthecorner@gmail.com with your inquiries.

Happy Stitching ~Christen