Sashiko – Japanese Hand Stitching, is a gentle, meditative process. It is a folk art, often used to repair or reinforce utilitarian objects, in contemporary times has been elevated to an art formin itself. In traditional Sashiko , the designs are usually geometric allover patterns or in some cases, motifs called Komon – clan crests. However, if it is a line, it can be stitched and for this project, you will combine the graceful Art of Japanese Bonsai, with this traditional Japanese stitchery. There will be three patterns to choose from. This project is handwork, no sewing machine needed for the class.
Skill Level: confident beginner and up
Please be courteous to others by arriving for class with the correct supplies. Contact me at 503-631-8806 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Materials Fee $40 cash paid at beginning of class includes:
An 11” square of authentic Japanese Sashiko fabric, stabilizer, 2 skeins of thread, a Sashiko needle, Saral paper, a chalk pencil, and a pattern of choice (additional patterns available for $5 each)
Supplies Needed to bring for Class:
Embroidery scissors or thread snips
For your convenience, you may pre-order your materials for classes! Your materials will be waiting for you at the retreat. And you can always purchase additional materials at the retreat.