Sashiko Sewing
Intermediate | 58 min 52 sec
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Learn how one stitch can provide you with inspiration for a lifetime of creative practice. Using the running stitch as a base, mixed media artist Lisa Solomon shows you the Japanese tradition of sashiko stitching as well as a plethora of ideas for creative and practical use. You’ll learn how to work with traditional patterns (or make your own designs based on a grid layout) to make decorative pieces or mend and patch garments. No matter the method you choose, you’ll find that sashiko is a great way to slow down and stitch with intention, creating beauty from simplicity. 
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Woven fabric scraps for practicing or garments for mending
  • Embroidery or crochet thread (Lisa prefers sashiko thread by Olympus)
  • Sashiko or embroidery needle
  • Thimbles
  • Fabric marker or marking chalk
  • Clear ruler
  • Cardboard (if making templates)
  • Scissors
  • Class PDF for pattern examples
Learn how to:
  • Work with sashiko needle and thread
  • Load needle with fabric for stitching
  • Sew a basic running stitch with consistently spaced stitches
  • Create traditional and new patterns for stitching
  • Patch and mend clothing using basic stitches

What you'll get:
  • Step-by-step expert instruction on how to do sashiko stitching and use it to make decorative pieces or mend garments
  • 7 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supplies list
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students
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Carlyn Lu
love the detail instructions on sashiko method as visible mending.
3 days ago
Maria Dunham
Loved it! Thank you so much.
November 2, 2022
Katherine Ziff
great introduction, thank you! Inspirational and practical.
October 21, 2022