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8/5/18 - Introduction to Sashiko Stitching at Fiber Farm

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I am thrilled to be partnering with Fiber Farm 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. 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 a 4-patch sampler wall-hanging of Sashiko patterns.

After learning the framework and basic patterns, students can wander through the farm and stitch in a peaceful spot by the creek or in a rocking chair on the front porch. Students 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

 

Optional extras provided by students:

·      Clothing or home good for embellishment

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Fiber Farm is located in Tracy City, TN, surrounded by miles of hiking trails, countless waterfalls, top rope climbing, and some of the most wonderful back roads adventures to be had. Tracy City is conveniently located 1.5 hours from Nashville and 1 hour from Chattanooga. For more information on Fiber Farm, please visit their website here.