Join me for a day of exploring hand-stitching! Participants will learn the basics behind patterns of Sashiko stitching. 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 along with Sashiko thread and students will leave with at least 4 stitched swatches. Students are also encouraged to bring a textile, home good or article of clothing that could use some hand-stitched embellishment or mending. Denim clothing, linen accessories and any medium-weight home good are perfect for this. There will be an hour break for lunch. You are welcome to bring your own or enjoy the many wonderful restaurants that surround the Art Center in the heart of downtown Ann Arbor.