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3/9/19 - Exploring Sashiko and Hand Stitching at Fiber Farm


I am thrilled to be partnering with Fiber Farm again in Tracy City, TN for this special Sashiko stitching workshop! Participants will learn the basic stitches and patterns of Sashiko stitching, along with a brief history behind Sashiko stitching and its origins as a decorative utilitarian stitch. After learning the basic rules of Sashiko, participants will then be encouraged encourage to bend those rules and develop their own stitching voice. Participants are provided with naturally dyed fabric for stitching on, along with Sashiko thread and other naturally dyed thread for stitching with, and students will leave with at least 4 stitched swatches. This workshop is open to all experience levels, and is geared towards beginners.

After learning the framework and basic patterns, participants can wander through the farm and stitch in a peaceful spot by the creek or in a rocking chair on the front porch. Participants are also encouraged to bring a textile, home good or article of clothing that could use some hand-stitched embellishment. Denim clothing, linen accessories and any medium-weight homegood are perfect for this.

Please note that a $5 material fee will be collected the day of the workshop to account for Kacie's beautiful naturally-dyed thread that we will be using during the workshop.

Provided by instructor:

·      Naturally dyed fabric

·      Naturally dyed thread

·      Needles, thimbles, threader, snips and all assorted sewing materials

·      Rulers and marking pens

·      Hand-bound zine with Sashiko information

·      Mimosas and other refreshments


Optional extras provided by students:

·      Clothing or home good for embellishment