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6/21/19 - Wiregrass Museum of Art - Exploring Hand-Stitching and Sashiko

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I’m excited to return to WMA in Dothan, AL for this special evening stitching class! Participants will learn the basics behind hand-stitching, as well as the stitches and patterns of Sashiko stitching and mending. After learning the basic rules of Sashiko, participants will then be encouraged to bend those rules and develop their own stitching voice. Participants will learn the meditative and mindful properties of hand-stitching, and learn to read Sashiko patterns.

Students 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 to be used for patches or decorative elements.

Students are also encouraged to bring a textile, home good or article of clothing that could use some hand-stitched embellishment or mending. Using stitches and techniques learned during the workshop, Students can begin embellishing or mending their item.

Denim clothing, linen accessories and any medium-weight home good are perfect for this.


PROVIDED BY INSTRUCTOR:

· Naturally dyed fabric

· Naturally dyed thread

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

· Rulers and marking pens

OPTIONAL EXTRAS PROVIDED BY STUDENTS:

· Clothing or home good for embellishment

Registration will be available through the venue soon. To be notified when registration opens, e-mail me at aaronsandershead@gmail.com.