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Online SASHIKO - Japanese Mending Workshop

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Restoration London presents Online Monday Mending & Sashiko Saturday sessions! Introducing you to the Japanese Mending technique - Sashiko!

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Japanese mending

Sashiko means "little stabs" in Japanese or "little pierce" and is a form of decorative reinforcement stitching that started out of practical need during the Edo era (1615-1868) in Japan. Traditionally used to reinforce points of wear or to repair worn places or tears with patches, making the piece ultimately stronger and warmer.

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Come join us on the 1st Monday and Saturday of the month for our Monthly Mending sessions, introducing you to the beautiful techniques of Japanese Mending wherever you are in the world!

Our workshops are inclusive and suitable for complete beginners.

You will be given an introduction in to the traditional Japanese method of mending- using Sashiko, you can use fabrics as patches or embroider directly on to your clothing to fix any holes and create beautiful traditional designs.

This will be a hand sewing class, so no need to be a pro on the sewing machine! Which means you will be able to learn the techniques and continue to fix your clothing in the comfort of your own home!

You will leave the workshop feeling inspired to continue fixing and rejuvenating all of your favourite pieces that need a bit of TLC or even if you just want to customise your jeans to make them a bit more exciting.

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What you will need:

  • A pair of scissors
  • A Sashiko needle
  • x4 Cotton thread skeins (colours of your choosing)
  • x5 pieces of fabric - either cotton, canvas or denim (at least 10cmx10cm)
  • x3 different Sashiko design templates (or you can design your own)
  • x1 tailor's chalk pencil
  • Refreshments (this can be a cup of tea or a glass of wine!)

Techniques you will learn:

  • Sashiko Seigaiha
  • Sashiko Cherry Blossom
  • Sashiko Shippou
  • Satin Stitch

At the end of the workshop we will also show you how to sew your lovely patches on to an item of clothing - so feel free to bring one of your much loved pieces along that needs repairing.

Restoration London also sell Mending kits which you can use for our workshops.

You can take a look at our kits on our website here > MENDING KITS

Once you've booked on to the workshop you will receive a confirmation email with the google meets invite and link - please make sure you check the link prior to the workshop.

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Our Monthly Mending sessions are pay what you can, we rely solely on your donations. This goes towards Gsuite fees and material costs etc to allow us to continue providing sessions to you all!

We also donate 10% of proceeds to a different charity each month!

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You can follow us on Instagram for more updates and join our mending community!


You can also take a look at our website to see what other workshops we have to offer at:


We look forward to seeing you there!

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