Sashiko stitching (Japanese season of Culture event)

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Craft Central - The Forge

397-411 Westferry Rd

Isle of Dogs (Mudchute DLR)

London

E14 3AE

United Kingdom

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This class is part of the Japanese Textiles and Craft Festival in the Japanese Season of Culture program.

Purchase of a ticket entitles you to free entry to the Festival on the day of the workshop.

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.

In this class you will learn:

  • How to mark up your patterns on fabric using a variety of pens and templates

  • How to stitch neatly and precisely, Sashiko is all about even stitching!

  • The rights and wrongs turning corners, crossing lines and intersections

  • Starting and finishing a row of stich allowing room for stretching and washing

  • How to make a hatamusubi (loom knot) to maximize the use of your thread

You will stitch a piece of indigo dyed fabric as a project using sashiko threads in a colour and pattern of your choosing. These materials are provided but students can bring a piece of your own fabric to work on if you prefer.

Date and Time

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Craft Central - The Forge

397-411 Westferry Rd

Isle of Dogs (Mudchute DLR)

London

E14 3AE

United Kingdom

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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