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Show 2504: Ruth Chandler / Wendy Grande

Featuring: Ruth Chandler / Wendy Grande

Posts On: August 11, 2019

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Ruth Chandler, one of the founders of Textiles West, comes to TQS to share the focus and vision of the organization that is dedicated to promoting and continuing the tradition of creating textiles through education and exhibitions. Ruth starts off by explaining the tools, fabrics and assorted types of fibers that can be used for hand embroidery work. She then shares how through manipulation, layering, overlapping and variety, simple and basic stitches can take on a whole new level of adding texture and interest to your work. Ruth follows this up by sharing the what, who, where and why of Boro, a Japanese repair work stitch form used to lengthen the life of garments for the poor in the Aomori prefecture.

Then, Wendy Grande comes back to The Quilt Show to share with us the techniques for creating several styles of silk ribbon roses (single wired side, double wired sides) and one using gradient colored silk ribbon. It’s then on to making a carnation that becomes a fascinator embellishment enhanced with the addition of a few pearls.

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Links to Artists:

Ruth Chandler

Wendy Grande

Click here for Ribbon Appliqué sewing case pattern and instructions on Wendy's site.

From Chapter One:

Alex and Ricky take a look at Ruth Chandler's work.

From Chapter Two:

Ruth shares how through manipulation, layering, overlapping and variety, simple and basic stitches can take on a whole new level of adding texture and interest to your work.

From Chapter Three:

Ruth explains the what, who, where and why of Boro, a Japanese repair work stitch form used to lengthen the life of garments for the poor in the Aomori prefecture.

From Chapter Four:

Wendy Grande comes back to TQS and shares techniques for creating several styles of silk ribbon roses (single wired side, double wired sides) and one using gradient colored silk ribbon.

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Comments   
#5 JOWEBB 2019-08-19 16:24
I have gone onto No: 2504, but I can't find any instructions on how to do this sewing. Can you please tell me how to find this. Thank you. Jo Webb
#4 Rhonda D 2019-08-16 13:15
Would be nice if the pattern was in PDF form.
#3 AuntJo 2019-08-13 16:32
Loved the show ! Going to try Boro !!
I can't find the pattern for the sewing case either..
#2 Nantucketsue 2019-08-13 06:20
I cannot find the pattern for the little carrying case mentioned at the end of the show. It is supposed to be in the Learn section.
#1 Wooler 2019-08-12 11:20
I am a bit confused. When I learned to ruche, there was a specific stitch that zigzagged over the edge of the ribbon, not a running stitch along one edge. These flowers are beautiful and the gathering method she showed is a great technique but I don't believe it can be called ruching.
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