The term SASHIKO (from SASU, to Pierce), refers to the Japanese art of stitching one or more layers of cloth with
simple running stitch, and can also apply to completed fabric - Quilting
Sashiko was done throughout Japan, primarily by women. Made by and for the rural poor who were unable to buy new cloth
Traditionally white cotton double stranded thread running, and darning stitches on indigo Sukumo even weave cloth.
We will look at various stitch patterns - design and make six fabric coasters
I will bring sashiko patterns and cloths.
Please bring:- Please do not buy anything just bring what you have ……..
Any Indigo - dyed - Shibori - fabrics. + complementary coloured fabrics
Hand sewing kit - pins - scissors, needle case, stranded cotton /sashiko threads
Sketchbook and pencil, ruler, water-soluble pen
There will be beautiful examples of Ranru and Japanese cloths & sashiko needles.