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Simple Sashiko Gifts



Dec 3 10am-1pm

Sashiko is a Japanese embroidery and quilting technique which uses a simple running stitch to create
bold and geometric patterns on textiles. The stitching practice, born of necessity, has been used for
centuries and continues into our current times around the globe to mend, quilt, and embellish textiles
garments for longevity and beauty. With focus on the decorative aspects of the craft, workshop
participants will learn how to layout a grid, draw patterns, and use Sashiko’s "small stabs" to
embroider small squares. The stitched squares will be made into a useful and unique home good or
accessory; pair of coasters, gift bag, drawstring pouch, pin cushion, fabric brooch, or sachet.

Vaccination and masking required. Upon registration please email a screenshot of your Excelsior pass or vaccination card to learn@beetleandfred.com.

 


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
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