This workshop is inspired by the traditional Japanese embroidery technique of Sashiko. This technique is experiencing a revival in contemporary fashion, coordinating with the current crafting trends of indigo dye, hand-stitching, and visible mending. Come learn about the history of sashiko and how you can do it yourself!
Traditionally, sashiko was used to reinforce worn fabric to make it last longer. The stitching developed into intricate geometric patterns, usually in white thread on indigo blue fabric. In addition to mending clothing, sashiko can also be used to simply embellish your sewing projects with beautiful designs.
You will choose a design to transfer onto fabric and then practice the traditional stitching method, including how to start and stop new threads without tying a knot. No sewing or embroidery experience is necessary. All tools and materials are provided.*
*White sashiko thread and blue linen cloth will be provided, but you may also bring another color of embroidery thread, a different type of fabric, or an article of clothing to stitch on.