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July 12th to 14th, 2018

Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Park

950 Lake Carillon Dr, St. Petersburg, FL 33716


Jen Lee, of Red Thread Studio

Inspired from watching her Grandma quilt and crochet when she was a girl, she has always loved to make things with her hands.  Jennifer likes to learn new techniques and skills but don't always have the time to sit down and sew on her machine. Enter sashiko or Japanese embroidery and English paper piecing!  Be it football practice or dance lessons, these mobile stitch crafts allow Jennifer to feed her passion for creating even when she is on the go.

There is an old Chinese proverb that says an invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place, or circumstances. The thread may stretch or tangle but will never break.

At Red Thread Studio, Jennifer hopes to connect with you and to inspire you with her passion of all things stitched.  She invites you to join her on her journey as Jennifer explores the art of quilting and needlework and connect with other stitch craft enthusiasts to find inspiration around the globe.
Where will your Red Threads lead you? 

Learn more at Red Thread Studio

Be sure to SHOP with Jennifer at Red Thread Studio in our Marketplace all weekend long!

Jen Lee's Workshops

Online Workshop Registration Closes July 10th!

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

Hand Sashiko Workshop

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

$30 + $5 Kit

Sashiko is a form of decorative reinforcement stitching or functional embroidery from Japan. In this introductory workshop to hand Sashiko, students will learn about the history of Sashiko and the basic supplies needed to stitch this unique style. Jen will also show you how to work the stitch and transfer designs, as well as discuss its application for big-stitch hand quilting. Students will start to stitch a preprinted panel that can be finished at home. Stitchers beware…Sashiko is addictive! 

Friday, July 13th, 2018

English Paper Piecing
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

$30 + $25 Kit

English paper piecing dates back to the late 1700s when hexagon quilts became popular in England.  The technique involves basting fabrics over paper templates and then sewing the shapes together by hand.  In this introductory workshop to English paper piecing, students will learn the basic techniques including how to cut the fabric, baste the pieces and hand sew them together along with tips and tricks to complete the project successfully.  In addition, Jen will also show you how fussy cut fabric and use this technique to create secondary designs with a wow factor.  Students will start to put together a starburst that can be finished at home.

Cancellations must be  made prior to June 30th. Workshop registrations will be 100% refunded.  There are no refunds for cancellations made on or after July 1st.  

The $12 marketplace admission is non-refundable. Call 813-925-9028 for cancellations. 

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