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Moyozashi Sashiko - stitch a tote bag (Online class)

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Try your hand at the Japanese art of Sashiko embroidery

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Sashiko, meaning ‘little stab’ is the Japanese art of stitching beautiful patterns using running stitch. Often used to add strength, texture and warmth to old garments, Sashiko has become synonymous with complex repeating patterns and precise stitching. Although most people will be familiar with the traditional white stitches on indigo fabric, sashiko thread actually comes in many shades, allowing for a wonderful variety of colourful designs.

This class focuses on Moyozashi Sashiko (pattern sashiko) where the patterns change direction to make a larger one. They are characterised by a series of dashed line running stitches of even size where the stitches never touch each other.

This is a project based class where you will pick one of three designs in one of three colours and stitch the design onto a white tote bag (or your own fabric, if you prefer).

PLEASE NOTE: This is an online workshop via Zoom meetings.

You will be emailed a link before the event.

Requires a computer or laptop with a webcam and audio.

A kit is available to purchase at https://www.romordesigns.com/shop/moyozashi-sashiko-project-kit

If you are providing your own supplies you will need:

  • Fabric to stitch on. This can be a light or dark colour
  • An erasable fabric pen to mark out your designs - a water or air soluble pen is best for lighter coloured fabrics and I recommend a Clover fine white marker pen for darker fabrics
  • A ruler to draw your pattern (the longer the better)
  • Circle templates are useful for the Fundo and Divided circles patterns - you can use any circular item that fits to draw around. I often use things like the lid of a bottle of vitamins for instance!
  • A Sashiko needle (you can use an embroidery needle instead). The needle needs to be sharp with a large eye.
  • Sashiko thread in a colour(s) of your choice (you can use embroidery thread instead). Choose colours that will show up on the fabric you have selected
  • A small pair of scissors
  • Something to draw your large circle with (I use a side plate)
  • Optional - If you have a cutting mat, that is very helpful for marking up although it is fine to draw up the patterns without one
  • Optional - Some people like to use a thimble and/or a needle threader when sewing. Please have these handy if you have them and like to use them
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