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The Art of Sashiko Mending
October 30 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm PDT
Learn how to mend using the traditional Japanese technique of Sashiko in this virtual workshop.
This event will be a hands-on virtual demonstration workshop. We will walk through basic Sashiko Stitching techniques and show you different project ideas. Be prepared with a shirt, jeans, dish towel, or sweater that you want to patch and practice your stitching on. Each mending kit will ship two weeks before the workshop and includes Sashiko needles, pins, thread, chalk, thimble, and basic technique instructions. It will also include an assortment of vintage kimono swatches to use in your mending project. The cost for each kit is $36.00 which includes standard shipping.
There will be three kits options offered on our website:
• Mending Kit 1 – Vintage Kimono silk swatches in black, red, and burgundy tones. Plus metallic lace.
• Mending Kit 2 – Vintage Kasuri and Yukata cotton cloth in blue tones. Great for monochromatic denim patches.
• Mending Kit 3 – Vintage Kimono silk swatches in olive, green, orange, and yellow tones.
Note – Patterns may vary slightly from kit to kit since the fabric is limited for each pattern.
To order a kit, please click here
The $36.00 fee is for a Sashiko Mending Kit that will be shipped out to you, order by 10/20 for Midwest and East Coast, and 10/25 for West Coast, (WA, OR, and CA), to make sure you get the kit in plenty of time before the webinar. You will need to sign up by then in order to receive a kit.
About Sashiko Mending:
Traditional mending is sustainable and can prolong the life of a garment or home decor. That is one of the practical reasons that our ancestors used it. It can also make garments into unique and beautiful items and treasured designs that show creative expression. Learn to make your own statement piece with our mending kits and revive this old practice as a part of the lifecycle of your favorite pieces. Sashiko was originally used for mending holes and tears or reinforcing fabric with thread. Boro is another mending method that uses patchwork techniques similar to quilting. Boro is usually fabrics that are pieced together to create a new length of fabric. A blend of the two techniques has been popular for use in visible mending. Patchwork behind or over a hole can be used in conjunction with Sashiko as a decorative stitch to make your favorite jeans, jacket, or shirt new again. Your own creativity comes into play here. A mending project can be a small patch with some minimal stitching or a larger project that becomes a statement piece. You can start with minor mending and wear your design as each stage is complete or gradually add new elements to the garment over time and watch as your creation progresses.