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Hello Hands of Grace,

We hope you can join us for our sewing session on Thursday, August 16. Machine-sewing shibori pillows We will now make use of the shibori panels we hand-dyed at the May workshop!  Your beautiful creations will become simple-to-make pillow covers to sell at Aki Matsuri.  Please bring sewing scissors, and portable sewing machine if you are able, all other equipment and materials are provided. 

Also, remember to bring your lunch and a drink.

Future dates: 

September

Tues 04:  Machine-sewing, hanging towel The hanging towel was sold out as a new item last year!  We will make more of this Asian-themed hanging towel, perhaps with a new design on top.  Please bring sewing scissors, and portable sewing machine if you are able, all other equipment and materials are provided. 

Wed 12:  Hand-sewing, felt ornaments/kanzashi flowers Join us for some easy and relaxing hand sewing.  We will try some new kanzashi flowers using Asian fabrics, as well a new Asian-inspired Christmas ornament made from felt fabrics.  Please bring sewing scissors and sewing needles if you have them.  

Tues 18:  “Odds 'n' Ends” This is our chance to finish up all of those not-quite-done projects from the workshops this year.  Bring all items you have taken home to work on, both completed and unfinished.   Please let Mona know if you need any particular materials for your project.  We will have card-making supplies at the workshop.

Wed 26:  Takuan-making Help us in making another big seller!  Please bring one daikon to donate, a kitchen knife, cutting board, peeler and slicer if you have them.  Please contact Yumi or Mona if you can join us, lunch will be provided as our thank-you for all of your participation this year!

For questions, please contact Mona Otomori or Yumi Haraguchi through the church office.. 

We hope to see you at any or all of our workshops as we build our inventory of Aki Matsuri handcrafts!

Earlier Event: August 1
Exterior Work on Church Buildings
Later Event: August 19
San Jose Giants Night