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Atarashii - Japanese folded and quilted patchwork

The Japanese term Atarashii Patchwork translates as 'new patchwork'.

Devised by Japanese quilter Sashiyo Muraki, it was first published in Japanese book of techniques in 1984. It is a deceptively simple technique which makes up into delightful little quilt-as-you-go units that can be turned into a variety of items such as bags, boxes, table mats and wall hangings.


This hand stitching workshop will introduce you to the technique and give ideas and inspiration for other projects.


Workshop content © Janice Gunner.

One day workshop.

Triangle Trickery & Secret Squares

AKA 'Squashed Frogs'


Spend a relaxing day learning how to make these deceptively simple manipulated fabric origami patchwork shapes. I devised these back in 1997 and they are still going strong!


After mastering the basics you will move on to working several variations including a cathedral window style that uses a lot less fabric! Ideas for small projects and finishing techniques will also be discussed.

Workshop content © Janice Gunner.

One day workshop.

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