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Sashiko F101 - Sashiko Basics

8 Seats Available






Meeting Times

  • Saturday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM


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 mending patches 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.

Additional Notes


  • Tuition $88.00
  • Materials Fee $15.00
Total: $103.00

Note: Class has been CANCELLED