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Sashiko: Japanese Embellishing with Stitch

  • May 22, 2019
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Textiles West North 6545 N. Academy Blvd Colorado Springs, CO
  • 6


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Sashiko is an ancient style of embroidery unique to Japan. It a simple running stitch traditionally stitched with white or natural thread on Indigo dyed cotton or hemp. It was used to hold layers of cloth together in order to have a more durable product such as clothing or bedding. As fabric became less expensive and easier to obtain, Sashiko became more decorative than practical. Today, Sashiko is rarely used to preserve or mend fabric but, instead has become a beautiful art form.

This class will have many examples of Sashiko work along with instruction on how to draft your own designs, the proper way to stitch, and a pre-printed pillow kit to stitch your first Sashiko project.

 Materials fee: $18.00 includes everything you need except:

Student Supply list:

Thimble if you use one

Glasses (readers not drinking)

Task Lighting


Number of hours for class: 3 hours

Max number of students: 8

Class Level: Fascination, all levels welcome

Member Price: $45

Non-Member Price: $55

Instructor: Ruth Chandler

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