IN PERSON: Intro to Sashiko
CLASS DATE: Sunday, July 25, 1-3pm
LOCATION: Oil and Cotton Studio
INSTRUCTOR: Shannon Driscoll
NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 6
*We are limiting in person classes to 6 students. You must wear a mask throughout the entire class and adhere to our safety policies. All in person classes include a $10 cleaning fee.
The Japanese word sashiko means little stabs and refers to the small stitches used in this type of needlework. This form of Japanese folk embroidery uses a simple running stitch to create a geometric surface arranged in tessellating patterns. This beautiful and functional form of embellishment has been used in Japan beginning in the 19th century to both mend and ornament textile surfaces. Traditional designs range from simple to complex. While some patterns may initially appear difficult, it is simply a matter of breaking down the whole into parts. It’s easy to learn (especially with patient teachers and a room of supportive classmates). You will find the process is very meditative, relaxing and fun. In this workshop students will receive a panel of indigo fabric with a preprinted pattern that we will sew in class and a blank swatch to practice transferring a pattern. Students will take home a shashiko needle and thread.
You will learn proper sewing techniques as well as:
-how to braid your thread to prevent knotting
-how to sew in directional groupings
-how to make corrections
-how to transfer a pattern to fabric
Students receive a kit including:
–Printed Sashiko Sampler (to be sewn in class)
– Sashiko Needles
– 2 X Sashiko Thread, 2 meters