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Sashiko: Hand-stitching

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In this two-hour workshop, you’ll learn the basics of sashiko hand-stitching, a Japanese style of craft rooted in the necessity of surviving cold, harsh winters. Popularized in the Aomori Prefecture, sashiko was the form of stitching used in boro style mending, a technique that literally utilized every shred of fabric for those living in frigid northern Japan throughout the Edo Period. As trade improved, sashiko stitching became a widely used art form that has found its place in various manifestations around the world. Diana will explain the technique and tools, and she will show students how to create a basic sashiko pattern. Students will create beautiful stitch samplers to take home and enjoy.


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