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Intro to Sashiko

  • 100 US dollars
  • Park Road

Service Description

Sashiko is a Japanese embroidery practice which uses a simple running stitch to create bold and geometric patterns on textiles. This stitching practice has been used for centuries in Japan and continues as a contemporary skill to mend, patch, strengthen, quilt, and embellish garments or home goods for longevity and beauty. With focus on exploration of the craft, workshop participants will learn how to handle thread, layout a grid, draw patterns, employ a Sashiko needle, and use "small stabs" to stitch designs onto their mini-patch samplers. The beautiful stitched squares can later become a pocket, pin cushion, patch, or coaster. Date: Saturday, February 19th from 1pm - 5pm (there will be a 15 minute break in the middle) $35 materials fee payable to instructor Venmo @rachelharrietteb cash or check Each kit contains: One pair of Olympus brand Sashiko needles, 2 skeins of Olympus Sashiko thread, Clover water soluble marking pencil, Miniature Rhino brand Sashiko Stencil Grid, 6” clear plastic ruler, pre-gridded practice patch, instruction guide. Each student will choose patches of either cotton, linen or denim. Please note: There are no refunds on guest teacher classes. You may transfer your registration to a friend. About the teacher: Rachel Barclay studied Textiles, Installation Sculpture, Printmaking, and Elementary Education in San Francisco and Long Beach, California. Throughout her journey as a creator, educator, and parent, she has focused on making functional sewn and hand-stitched garments and mixed media objects. Rachel has shared her joy of hand-stitching with adults and children, alike. After learning Sashiko and Visible Mending with Jessica Marques of Miniature Rhino, Rachel embraced the hand-work practice as an act of mindfulness, empowerment, beauty, and sustainability. She continues to study Sashiko Embroidery with Kazue Yoshikawa of Sashiko.Lab in Kyoto, Japan. Currently, Rachel teaches workshops in Sashiko Japanese Embroidery Basics and Visible Mending. Rachel stitches, mends, sews, reads teen fiction, takes online classes, walks, and practices natural dyeing in Middlebury, Connecticut alongside her woodworking spouse and two young adult offspring. Follow her creative process on Instagram @rachelharrietteb

Cancellation Policy

-A minimum enrollment must be met by 48 hours prior to the workshop or the workshop may be cancelled. If this happens you will receive a full refund. -You may cancel for a refund or transfer your registration up to 1 week before a one-time workshop, 2 weeks before a Foundations or After School series and 4 weeks before a camp. After this date there will be no refunds or transfers unless we are able to fill your spot from a waitlist. -Hartford Stitch reserves the right to cancel a class at any time. Should we do so you will receive a full refund. -No shows forfeit any refund or transfers. -Hartford Stitch reserves the right to substitute teachers either for a single class or the entire session if necessary.

Contact Details

  • Hartford Stitch, 207 Park Road, West Hartford, CT, USA

    + 1 8607853093

    laura@hartfordstitch.com