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Sashiko Embroidery and Boro Patch with Susan Swarthout

August 28, 2020 4:00 pm
August 28, 2020 7:00 pm


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Class Title: Sashiko Embroidery and Boro Patch

Teacher Name: Susan Swarthout

Class Length: 3 hours

Class Fee: $35.00

Class Day/Time: Friday, 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Class Description:

Take this class to get in on the hot new trend based on an ancient art. During the Edo era in Japan, cloth was so expensive that common folk mended their cotton kimonos again and again with small patches and simple embroidery.  This embroidery, called Sashiko, is enjoying a renaissance.  The embroidery is based on simple running stitches which can be combined into elaborate designs. It is used for visible mending or small art pieces and is one of the primary techniques of the new trend – slow stitching – a relaxing, meditative needle arts process.

Students will learn the Sashiko technique and commonly used patterns.  They will then construct a 6 x 6 patch which can be used on clothing or framed/mounted  to make a small fiber masterpiece to be displayed. This technique can be done on jeans and denim jackets, giving you a trendier look.

Level: All levels

Registration necessary, class size limited 

Supplies Needed:  Scissors, embroidery needles (can also be borrowed for use in class)

Materials Fee: $10.00 which will give each student a packet of fabrics and embroidery floss.  Payable to teacher in class

Homework: None

A 3.00 electronic administrative fee will be added for all online registration transactions.

An Admission ticket must be purchased to attend all classes

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