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Fusible fabric appliqué i.e. Paper-cutting

I taught a fusible fabric appliqué class at Hello Stitch last Sunday. This was the first time I’ve taught this class as a fabric class and not a hamsa or paper-cutting class. I taught the basics of paper-cutting, but everyone … Continue reading

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Really? A hamsa air freshener?

In Mount Vernon, Wa I found this hamsa shaped air freshener. I’m amazed that hamsas have become this mainstream. Not only that, but it has rainbow stripes on it.

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I’m teaching Fusible Machine Applique Aug. 4th

I’m teaching Fusible Machine Applique Aug. 4th at Hello Stitch Click here for more info, and to sign up. Here’s an example:   Aug 4 from 10:00 AM-1:00 PM At Hello Stitch Studio, 1708 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94703 I will teach … Continue reading

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Hamsa class this Sunday!

I’m teaching my Hamsa class again this Sunday in Berkeley at the JCCEB, 1414 walnut St. Here’s a link to sign up: https://catalog.lehrhaus.org/course/2018/winter/A150-BJ/  There is still lots of room in the class, but enough have signed up so that it … Continue reading

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Pomegranate hamsa quilted

I sewed a straight stitch on both sides of each vine! Although labor intensive, this is quicker than the zigzagging I used to do on each edge. Here is a detail:

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Hamsa with pomegranates

Here is the hamsa I’m working on. I wanted to see how small I could cut the fabric with an Xacto knife. I think this is the smallest I can cut. It was rather frustrating to work on. However it … Continue reading

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Official hamsa class announcement!

Join Claire Sherman for a workshop on paper-cutting, fabric appliqué, and the folklore of hamsas. Sunday, April 23, 2:00 – 5:00 pm at the JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut St, Berkeley, CA $36 Register at www.lehrhaus.org   A hamsa is … Continue reading

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I’m teaching a class on making hamsas!

I’m talking to Lehrhaus about teaching a three hour class on making hamsas. It will be in Berkeley in the spring of 2017. Leave me a comment if you want an email as soon as the date is confirmed. Here’s my … Continue reading

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Tree of life hamsa finished except for beads.

Here it is, with the binding on. I’m planning to put a bead in each of the triangles on the bottom. It is 12″ x 12″ so this is my first one for the new 12 x 12 group in … Continue reading

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