Sashiko hand sewing is a Japanese style hand sewing technique using the simple running stitch. Beautiful designs are created when stitches are applied layer by layer and a pattern emerges. Learn and practice Sashiko while discovering the intricacies of the geometric patterns. A new pattern will be featured each month. Patterns may be sewn on either a 5" solid colored cotton square or a larger solid-colored cotton or linen fabric.
Pre-Requisite: Suggested pre-requisite is Hand Sewing Basic Level 4 or basic hand sewing skills and how to sew the running stitch required.
- Day 1: Introduce pattern, review Sashiko Materials, Measure, and draw and mark grid, work on beginning Stitches
- Day 2: Work on the pattern
- Day 3: Complete the pattern
- 1- 5" Square Fabric or fat quarter (Solid color, quilting cotton or linen fabric)
- 1 -5" Squares Fabric (Cotton or linen Fabric)--optional if you would like to create a coaster of the 5" square.
- 1 skein Sashiko Thread or Embroidery thread in a contrast color from solid color fabric square
- fabric marking pen or marker that is water-soluble or heat-eraseable (Frixion heat eraseable is preferred)
- embroidery, crewel, or Sashiko needle
- needle threader
- thimble (optional)
- some masking tape or painter's tape (to hold down fabric while tracing)
This is a Virtual Event hosted through Zoom. Please provide your email at registration to participate. You will receive an email with a link to access the Zoom before the event from your event host. Zoom log-in information will be shared no later than one hour before start of event.A computer with access to the internet and speakers or headsets are required. A webcam and microphone are suggested to fully participate. If using a mobile device, Android and iOS users must install the Zoom App (App Store | Play Store). However, please note interactivity may be limited. Additional information will be included in the email from your event host. Recommended Audience: Adults