NOTE: Materials fees are required for some workshops. These fees are paid directly to faculty and are not part of your registration fee. Materials Fee: $69.00
Fee Details: 1 Skein of Sashiko thread, 145 meters, White
1 Sashiko palm thimble
3 Sashiko needles
Indigo Dye Fabric with the pattern prepared on for the workshop with other fabrics to make a tote bag.
1 Thread bobbin Paper
1 Chalk Pencil
1 Surprize Item
2 Finger Cots
8 Sashiko patterns (PDF) (will be sent after the workshop)
*The whole set will be available on Atsushi's Website.
Required Supplies: A Specific Supply Kit for this workshop available on Upcycle Stitches Website. Optional Supplies: Masking Tape or Bandage to protect the nail from scratching by needles.
Prep Requirements: It is a good idea to cut the nail on the dominant hand (the hand with the needle). One can learn Sashiko with long nails, but it may be an obstacle in the first trial. Supply Kit URL: https://upcyclestitches.com/store/QuiltCon-2023-Sashiko-Core-&-Essence-Required-Supply-Package-p162891703 Additional Supply Kit URL: https://upcyclestitches.com/quiltcon-2023-sashikoworkshop
Learn the Core & Essence of Sashiko stitching from a Japanese Sashiko artisan. Sashiko stitching uses unique tools such as a long & small-eye needle, a round palm thimble, and a specific thread. Students will learn how to use those tools with the appropriate posture (Kata), and will aim to learn the “rhythm” of Sashiko with intensive stitching practice in this six hour workshop. Sashiko is not about making one perfect stitch. It is about communicating to the fabric by moving the needles at your own pace. Once students learn how to move the needle, they can enjoy the beautiful results as even stitches. This class is a learning opportunity rather than a “let’s do sashiko together” workshop. Prior Sashiko/hand-stitching experience is not required. Students will learn the core and essence of Sashiko - such as needle movement (運針 - Unshin), and make beautiful sashiko stitches as the results of the rhythm — while sharing the Sashiko stories.