Hari-kuyo Needlebook E-Course
Take it anytime!
Class has finished but you can have access to all course materials for as long as you need them. Begin when you want. No deadlines, no pressure!
Choose one of the kits below and join me in making a needle book just in time for the Festival of Harikuyo, February 8, 2013.
**Note: Fabric pieces and felt balls may vary from kit to kit. Actual fabric and colorway will remain the same but the placement of fabric pattern may vary depending on where piece was cut.
Kits are limited -- sold out signs will be posted as kits are no longer available.
Purchasing a Kit? Kit price is $65USD plus course fee of $30USD for a total of $95 plus shipping. Please choose your kit preference and click Buy Now to be taken to Paypal...
E-course PLUS kit
Using your own supplies? A supply list will be sent to you once payment is received so you may begin gathering your supplies. Purchase the E-course only...
Take the course last time and want to make another? Or want an extra kit?Each one of these kits will be used to complete this wonderful sewing tool for your needles...and it actually feels and looks like a Book!
Ten separate 100% merino wool felt pages with labels for each of your needle types...
An inside pocket for your necessities as well as a resting place for needles that break throughout the year.
Hari-Kuyo, the Festival of Broken Needles, is held on February 8 every year in Japan. My favorite part of this little book is the last page. There you'll find a special place to house needles that have broken or bent throughout the year. Come February, you can celebrate the Festival of Harikuyo with me by laying your broken needles to rest.
I've taken great care to design kits that will entice you to join in on the needlebook fun. Taking the course this Fall will give you plenty of time to finish your needlebook for both the festival next February and for holiday gift-giving.
These little books make great gifts for the special stitcher in your life.
The Course Details
This course is being offered online in a series of 5 video lessons with written instruction.
- Planning your Needlebook/Gathering and Preparing Your Supplies
- The Front Cover
- The Inside Cover
- Constructing the Book
- The Pocket, Flower Ties and Finishing Up
- As part of the lessons, you will receive a .pdf file including the pattern and instructions with over 80 step-by-step photos for ease of understanding.
- Each lesson will be posted on a private blog to which you will receive a private invitation once you have enrolled. You will need to have a Google account in order to access (if you don't already have one, click here for New Google Account).
- TONS of clear photographs and video will be used detailing each step of the book making process.
- Questions can be sent to me directly via email or through the comment section of the blog. I intend for the class to be as interactive as possible so I hope to share student progress and/or questions via the blog. I have set up a Flickr group for picture sharing by participants.
- The techniques used in this class include two types of pattern transfer, silk ribbon embroidery, surface embroidery, one method for three-dimensional flowers, and book construction techniques.
- For those who will be using their own supplies, a detailed supply list will be sent to you via email following your enrollment.
- Prerequisites: Sewing machine and zipper foot. Though most of the book can be stitched by hand, sewing machine is used for constructing the book and sewing the felt pages. Some knowledge of ribbon stitch, stem stitch, back stitch and lazy daisy stitch.
Over 150 students have taken this course...check out some of the glorious needlebooks made by the first class here.
I hope you'll JOIN ME in making a book!!