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 step by step how to mark and hand sew to form the geometric design. Suggested pre-requisite: basic hand sewing skills and how to sew the running stitch is required.
This month's featured pattern is the Lattice Pattern.
- Week1 (August 11) Introduce pattern, review Sashiko Materials, Measure, and draw and mark grid, work on beginning Stitches
- Week2 (August 18) Work on the pattern
- Week3 (August 25) 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-erasable/ 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