Learn the basics of traditional sashiko: how to work with thread, needles, and fabric. We will cover several methods of design transfer and the nuances of sashiko stitching. As a practical workshop, the majority of time will spent with a threaded needle in-hand stitching. This workshop will give you confidence in sashiko stitching and set you on your journey to explore more of the ancient world of Japanese sashiko.
Register now, seating is limited to 20 students.
Includes supply kit of hand-dyed Indigo cotton fabric, sashiko thread and needles, design patterns, and other handouts.
Supply list: Thread snips, Needle threader (embroidery or wire threader), Ball-point pen, Ruler 6 or 12 inch long, Ott-Lite or similar task light, if desired, paper for note taking.
Denny first learned sashiko by attending a basic sashiko workshop in La Conner, Washington, in early 2011. Fascinated by the ongoing Japanese exhibit at the then La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum, she signed up to take the workshop without ever trying this type of hand stitching. The instructor, Kazuko Yoshiura, spoke no English but through a translator was able to impart her knowledge and love for this ancient form of utility and art to Denny and the other students. Denny has been stitching ever since and began sharing and teaching sashiko in 2017.
20181113: Basic Traditional Sashiko Workshop
$ 80.00 Includes supply kit of hand-dyed Indigo cotton fabric, sashiko thread and needles, design patterns, and other handouts.