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Sashiko Maker Workshop

Saturday May 11 from 12-4pm

Embrace your creativity with hand stitching!

Sashiko is a Japanese embroidery and mending technique which uses a simple running stitch to
create bold and geometric patterns on textiles. In this freestyle workshop, participants will transform
fabric squares with Sashiko’s "small stabs". Choose your own stitching journey! Whether you want to
lay out and draw patterns from scratch or play with pattern and floral motif stencils, the stitched
squares will be made into useful and unique home goods or accessories; pair of coasters, drawstring
pouch, pin cushion, or sachet.

All skill levels welcome!
Class kit includes access to communal tools and materials plus a pair of Sashiko needles, fabric
squares, and take home pattern instructions
Bring your good reading glasses.
accessory; pair of coasters, gift bag, drawstring pouch, pin cushion, fabric brooch, or sachet.

This class requires a minimum of four people to run.  

By enrolling in this class you agree to the following policies:

  •  Full tuition is due at time of registration.
  • You may withdraw from a class and receive a full refund, minus 4% processing fees, up to one week before class begins. After that time, refunds will be issued as credit for future sashiko classes. No-shows are not eligible for refunds or class credit.

  • We're currently following CDC Mask Guidelines for Dutchess County based on the information here. Please check mask guidance prior to attending.
  • If we need to cancel a class you will receive a full refund.



Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details:
Materials Included: Students will receive a class kit ($25 value) which includes a pair of Olympus needles, skeins of thread, two panels of linen, sustainably sourced ribbon, resource lists and instruction guides.
Instructor: Rachel Barclay
Instructor Bio: Rachel Barclay studied Textiles, Installation Sculpture, Printmaking, and Elementary Education in San Francisco and Long Beach, California. Throughout her journey as a creator, educator, and parent, she has focused on making functional sewn and embellished garments, and mixed media textile objects. After learning Sashiko and Visible Mending with Jessica Marquez of Miniature Rhino, Rachel embraced the hand-work practice as an act of mindfulness, empowerment, beauty, and sustainability. She continues to study Sashiko Embroidery online with Kazue Yoshikawa of Sashiko Lab in Kyoto, Japan. Rachel shares her joy of hand-stitching with adults and children, alike, teaching workshops in Sashiko Japanese Embroidery Basics, Hand Sewn Drawstring Bags, and Visible Mending. Rachel stitches, mends, sews, reads teen fiction, journals, walks, and forages for natural dye materials. She lives in Middlebury, Connecticut alongside her woodworking spouse, Michael Pekovich, and their two young adult offspring. Follow her creative process on Instagram @rachelharrietteb
Includes Sashiko kit

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.