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 basic hand sewing skills and how to sew the running stitch required.
- Week1 (May 6): Introduce pattern, review Sashiko Materials, Measure, and draw and mark grid, work on beginning Stitches
- Week2 (May 13) : Work on the pattern
- Week3 (May 20) Work on the pattern
- Week4: (May 27) Complete the pattern
- 1- 5" Square Fabric or fat quarter (Solid color, quilting cotton or linen-cotton blend fabric)
- 1 skein Sashiko Thread --may be substituted with Pearl Cotton thread Size 8 or Embroidery Thread (separated into 4 strands) in a contrast color from solid color fabric square
- fabric marking pen or marker that is water-soluble or heat-eraseable/ Frixion heat erasable marker is recommended
- 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