Beginning Sashiko Take 2

Sep 19, 2020 11:00AM—Sep 26, 2020 12:00PM



This 2-session class was so popular, we’re offering it again on September 19th and 26th!

Sashiko is an old Japanese form of functional embroidery. It is based on the simple running stitch and was used to repair clothing by reinforcing points of wear or patching worn places. Elegant, timeless designs that invoke clouds, mountains, bamboo, and more were traditionally stitched with white thread on indigo cotton fabric. Today, though, sashiko can be used purely for embellishment and can be stitched in any color on any fabric. Try your hand at this versatile technique by stitching a simple geometric design using cotton thread on indigo-colored cloth. After class, you can turn your stitched piece into a small bag, zippered pouch, or even a needlebook cover for Sashiko sewing needles. ​Warning: Sashiko may be addictive!

Hellenne Vermillion was born and raised in Japan. She is a silk dye painter and mask maker who also teaches prehistoric Japanese Jomon pottery.

Images and work clockwise from top left: Supplies (Hellenne Vermillion), Completed pin cushion, book, and bag (Hellenne Vermillion), Stitched sample (Joan Gleckler), and Completed pin cushion and stitched fabrics (Ginny Harris).

$45 – $55

Additional Supply Fee: None

Scholarship Available: No

Level: Beginner

Required Supplies:

Provided Supplies:

  •  Pre-marked fabric and instruction sheets will be mailed to you before the first class.