I am Ruth Chandler,co-author of the best selling book Fabric Embellishing the Basics and Beyond. In March 2014 my book Modern Hand Stitching was released.

I grew up in Japan and my art and needlework has a distinct Japanese influence. I love the hand stitching of sashiko and the Japanese style of indigo dying. I have taken these traditional techniques into the art quilt world and have enjoyed adding a new twist to an ancient art form.

Recently I have been exploring the Japanese art form Boro. Boro literally means tattered rags. It is a great way for me to combine my love of stitching, indigo, and the Japanese style.



5 Responses to About

  1. DJ says:

    I am looking forward to joining the forum and participating in the on-line class. When registering I was told my e-mail did not accept mail. Hmmmm.

  2. Mary says:

    I just stumbled upon your forum and the Textile Evolution site. Very excited to work along with you through your textile experiments! Thanks for sharing. Blessings

  3. nga smith says:

    Dear Ruth: I wonder if you and Liz Kettle can have some online classes for those who are a little bit old and don’t travel much.
    Thank you,

  4. Marie Dweuel says:

    Hi Ruth,
    I am a member of the Eastern Long Island Quilters Guild ( eliqg.org, app. 150 members). This June 7th & 8th, 2014 the guild will be having its Quilt show/event. We are lucky, the guild has access to the local county community college in the Riverhead, NY are to hold it at ( its anticipated the we will have app, 1500-2000 attendees to the show). At this time the quilting show committee members ar focusing their attention on the new addition to the show, a learning room. This room will be called the “Education Center”. In this room our very talented guild members will be teaching/demonstrating 2-hour workshop classes in hands-on sewing & quilting techniques. The techniques that are being considered to be on the agenda are as follows: hand embroidery, appliqué, beading & embellishments, ribbon work, Yo-yo, folded & Origami fabric flower making as well as the new Zipper flowers & brooches, Sashiko, Hawaii & Celtic hand quilting. If it is at all possible could you please donate as a door prize for these classes any of your autographed books that pertain or correspond to a specific class. This would surely make this room a big success for our guild as well as for the attendees to the show. Also include any information about yourself and your books. Any assistance you can offer me with this request would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you very much.

    Respectfully yours,

    Marie Deuel,eliqg
    PO Box 644
    Jamesport, NY 11947

    Contact number: 631-428-1485

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