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6/29/19 - Fairhope, AL - Exploring Sashiko and Hand Stitching

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I am thrilled to be teaching Sashiko and Hand-Stitching at the beautiful Eastern Shore Art Center in Fairhope, AL! 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.

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.

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

Registration can be found here.