Sashiko on Denim
We love a modern application of a traditional technique, and what better way to make sashiko contemporary than to embellish your favorite jeans with some sashiko stitching!
Join sashiko stitching expert Atsushi Futatsuya, a third-generation sashiko stitcher, as he educates us on the history of the traditional sashiko running stitching, used to quilt, mend or simply beautify a piece of woven cloth.
Students will bring their own denim, mark out a pattern, and embroider using the traditional Sashiko stitching techniques. Students will leave with a wonderful project to continue on their own time.
Please note, this class has a pre-requisite course.*
*Because denim is a more complex fabric on which to stitch, Atsushi requests that all Sashiko on Denim students have taken his Traditional Sashiko stitching course. Students are welcome to take the morning session Traditional Sashiko class before Sashiko on Denim for a full, immersive day of stitching.
Date: Saturday, September 29th, 2018
Location: TATTER Blue Library, 505 Carroll Street Suite 2B, Brooklyn NY 11215
What to bring: Students are asked to bring a denim garment on which to stitch. Lighter weight denim will be an easier fabric to work with. Students should bring the needle and thimbles provided in the Traditional Sashiko class. Students will have the opportunity to purchase additional sashiko threads and other supplies on site.
Born as the third generation of a surviving sashiko family in Gifu prefecture, Atsushi grew up with sashiko surrounded by thread, needles and lots of fabrics. He launched the "Sashi.Co" project with his mother, Keiko, who has over the thirty years of experience with sashiko stitching. Sashi.co is a platform to introduce people to the beauty of sashiko and exhibit their masterful works.
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