Sashiko Mending for Decoration and Denim Repair

Event type

Fashion & Jewelry

Perfect for

Team Building
Family Time
Date Night

About this event

Learn about this beautiful, ancient Japanese embroidery technique which was originally developed to strengthen quilts and kimonos, and lengthen the life of textiles. Sashiko, which translates to "little stabs", traditionally uses white cotton thread on dark blue indigo dyed fabric.

A simple running stitch is used to create geometric patterns to decorate fabric or reinforce ripped denim. You will learn how to properly execute the sashiko stitch and transfer geometric designs onto indigo-dyed linen.

We will create a sampler made up of different designs including a repetitive wave and other geometric patterns. Once everyone has the technique down, we will discuss how to use sashiko to repair your clothing and thrashed jeans. Students will leave with their sampler and all the tools they need to keep repairing their denim. *Feel free to bring a ripped pair of jeans to repair!

Choose from two booking options:

  1. Supply your own materials! For this workshop, you will need sashiko thread, midweight linen or cotton fabric, scissors, pencil, and sashiko needles. optional tools include tracing paper, fabric pen, and printed sashiko patterns

  2. Purchase a sashiko kit from us that includes**:

9" x 9" piece of indigo dyed linen
1 skein of sashiko thread
a selection of organic cotton and linen fabric scraps for mending
2 sashiko needles
1 ring thimble
white transfer paper
printed sashiko patterns
This online workshop takes place on Tuesday, 9/29 5 PM - 7 PM PST via Zoom Meeting. You will receive login directions prior to the workshop.

About the instructor:

Jennie Lennick is the founder, creative director, and designer behind Jenny Lemons. For the last 11 months, Jennie has done an embroidered drawing a day. She has been an obsessive stitcher for 25 years and has taught hundreds of people how to stitch through her in-person workshops. We're so excited to finally offer online classes!

**Shipping Notes
East Coast: If ordering a kit 5-6 days prior to the class, you need to select Priority Shipping to ensure your package arrives in time. Cutoff for delivery is 5 days prior to the event.
West Coast: If ordering a kit 3 days prior to the class, you need to select Priority Shipping at checkout to ensure your package arrives in time. Curbside Pickup only 2 or fewer days to class.

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