Sashiko, meaning ‘little stab’ is the Japanese art of stitching beautiful patterns using running stitch. Often used to add strength, texture and warmth to old
Sashiko, meaning ‘little stab’ is the Japanese art of stitching beautiful patterns using running stitch. Often used to add strength, texture and warmth to old garments, Sashiko has become synonymous with complex repeating patterns and precise stitching. Although most people will be familiar with the traditional white stitches on indigo fabric, sashiko thread actually comes in many shades, allowing for a wonderful variety of colourful designs.
Your tutor is Rob Jones, a textiles designer who takes his inspiration from Japanese textiles disciplines including sashiko, boro, shibori and katagami stenciling. Rob works with indigo and a selection of natural plant dyes and works out of a studio under an old railway arch in Hackney. He regularly teaches Shibori and indigo dyeing at Fabrications.
In this class you will learn:
– How to mark up your patterns on fabric using a variety of pens and templates
– How to stitch neatly and precisely, Sashiko is all about even stitching!
– The rights and wrongs turning corners, crossing lines and intersections
– Starting and finishing a row of stitch allowing room for stretching and washing
– How to make a hatamusubi (loom knot) to maximize the use of your thread
You will stitch an indigo dyed handkerchief as a project using sashiko threads in a colour and pattern of your choosing. These materials are provided but students can bring a piece of your own fabric to work on if you prefer.
Rob will bring examples of his work as well as a number of reference books for inspiration to continue your practice at home.
TIME: 6:30pm – 9pm
Class Size: Now reduced to 4 participants to ensure social distancing.
You will be provided with an indigo dyed sample cloth or a tote bag as a project using sashiko threads in a colour and pattern of your choosing. Students can bring a piece of your own fabric to work on if you prefer.
HOW TO BOOK: Contact us directly on 020 7275 8043 or BOOK ONLINE
Please Note: The workshop will take place in the Fabrications studio (which is downstairs from the shop via 12 steps)
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Rob JonesLondon-based Romor Designs was formed in the autumn of 2015 by Rob Jones, a shibori textiles designer and natural email@example.com
Fabrications7 Broadway MarketThe workshop / event takes place in the Fabrications "Imaginerium" studio located downstairs from the shop area.