Quite a number of well-known quilters have chosen to use the form of a kimono, either in its actual wearable state or in a simpler two-dimensional format, as a canvas upon which to experiment and display their design ideas. Particularly if you like to piece or applique but find quilting tedious, you may find the kimono a satisfying canvas for design ideas. It may or may not be lined and either way makes a good dressing-gown or leisurewear.

The workshop, offered as a one- or two-day booking, covers basic cutting and construction plus some insight into Japanese designs and customs.