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June 16 | Sashiko: Strengthening the fabric

June 16 | Sashiko: Strengthening the fabric

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June 16 | 2 - 5pm 

Join us on a journey through the ancient art of Sashiko, a traditional Japanese embroidery technique that has been passed down for centuries. 

Join us as we explore the ancient art of Sashiko, a traditional Japanese embroidery technique that has been passed down for centuries. In this class, led by Benjamin Sorrell, you'll discover the rich history and techniques behind Sashiko, which was not just a means of mending, but a crucial process of strengthening the fabric of peasant workers' clothing. By stitching intricate patterns and designs, these workers aimed to preserve the fibers of their garments, which were painstakingly hand-loomed and exorbitantly costly.

In this unique class, we'll delve into the world of Sashiko and explore two distinct applications: reinforcing a garment before damage occurs and mending damaged fabric. You'll learn the art of stitching rhythm, mastering the technique of gathering multiple stitches on your needle before pulling it through, creating a strong and durable fabric.

What to bring to class: To participate, simply bring a piece of fabric that you'd like to work on and keep for a long time - we'll provide an assortment of fabrics and threads to choose from. As you stitch, you'll discover the benefits of Sashiko firsthand, as you create garments that are not only beautiful but also sturdy, comfortable, and long-lasting.

Whether you're looking to upcycle old favorites or create new pieces with a timeless charm, this class is an opportunity to connect with history and develop a skill that will last a lifetime. Join us as we embark on this fascinating journey into the world of Sashiko, where tradition meets innovation, and the beauty of slow stitching unfolds.

 

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