Sashiko F101 - Sashiko Basics10 Seats Available
- Wednesday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Workshop will be held in our class space next door in the 356 S. Main Street house which is wheelchair accessible.
Sashiko is a Japanese embroidery practice which uses a simple running stitch to create bold and geometric patterns on textiles. This stitching practice has been used for centuries and continues into our current times to mend, patch, strengthen, quilt, and embellish garments and home goods for longevity and beauty.
With focus on exploration of the craft, workshop participants will learn how to handle thread, layout a simple grid, draw patterns, employ a Sashiko needle, and use "small stabs" to stitch designs onto their patch samplers. Students will choose from six patterns; tiny plus sign, linked steps, flower stitch, squares and diamonds, ocean waves, or seven linked treasures. The beautiful stitched squares can later become a patch, a pocket, a framed textile, a tiny bag, or a coaster.
$25 first-timer basic class kit should be purchased if you have never taken any of our Sashiko workshops with Rachel before. The kit includes: one pair of Olympus Sashiko needles, one skein of thread, needle threader, mini-ruler, fabric pen, grid & templates, and a pattern guide. (If you are signing up for more than one of the Sashiko workshops, you will only need one First-Timer Basic Class Kit.)
$15 required fee for all students includes sustainably sourced Sashiko Sampler squares and one skein of Sashiko thread.
Communal Materials and Tools: colorful Sashiko threads, rulers, fabric markers and pencils, thimbles, thread conditioner, and scissors.
Returning Sashiko students - bring your needles, threader, grid, circle templates, and ruler.
Please bring your good reading glasses, water bottle, and a snack or lunch if you will be taking the following afternoon workshop, F102: Sashiko Decorative Mending.
Proof of full Covid-19 vaccination and at least one booster as eligible will be REQUIRED for class registration for all sessions going forward.
The Wesleyan Potters policy has changed. Mask wearing will be optional.
We have to be flexible and will advise if mask requirements go from optional to required during a class session. If Middlesex County COVID positivity rates increase into the Red Category, the loosened rules on masking may be modified for the health and safety of our community.
Note that everyone has the option to continue to wear his or her mask during the semester. If you feel the need to continue to wear a mask for your own protections, or to protect someone close to you, you should do so.
An email providing more information regarding our cleaning procedures will be provided before the start of class.
VACCINATION QUESTION: Are you able to provide proof of full COVID19 vaccination with booster?
Please bring proof of vaccination to the office soon after registration and before your class begins. It can also be sent electronically to Wespots2021@att.net. In the subject heading, write your First name, Last name and your class.
- Tuition $88.00
- Materials Fee $15.00