Sashiko is all the rage. Come learn how to make these Instagram-worthy dashed beauties that are adorning our hoops, denim and accessories!
Pronounced 'sash(i) ko' with the i almost silent, it's a satisfying and meditative form of traditional Japanese embroidery. You'll be obsessed with the mesmerizing geometrics typically worked against dark indigoes.
Guided by Textile Designer/Artist Kathy Barlow, you'll learn and practice the Sashiko rules (and how to break them!) as you craft a striking hooped wall art in your choice of several traditional motifs. We'll put a contemporary spin on the traditional when we add sparkle and light to our pieces with metallic thread accents.
In this workshop you'll also learn:
- How to choose base fabrics.
- A super shortcut for marking your fabric.
- How to use playful colored threads in your design.
- Ideas for incorporating Sashiko into fashion & home pieces (such as the amazing bag pictured!).
- Local and online supplies sources.
No embroidery experience is necessary. You'll take home printed instructions, your own traditional Sashiko needle and your small hooped project, ready to hang or display in your space, plus a second larger pattern and the materials to work it!
Sunday, May 19 from 1-4 p.m.
333 Caledonia St., Sausalito
Cost: $95, all materials included
About the instructor: Northern California textile designer and textile arts instructor Kathy Barlow believes that everyone is creative, and she helps her students explore their own artistic spirit. Join us for some camaraderie, and check out Kathy's page for more inspiration, including her 30 Days of Textile Arts: Facebook.com/DesignerKathyBarlow