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Sashiko Summer Scarf

Saturday July 20, 1-4PM

Using the Japanese practice of Sashiko Embroidery create a unique and versatile scarf or shawl. A
simple running stitch creates bold, geometric designs inspired by nature, art, and architecture. In this
workshop, we will handle Sashiko needles, prepare Sashiko thread, draw out grids and patterns.
Using our “small stabs” stitching strategy, we will embellish and transform a soft cotton 36 inch
square into a striking, functional accessory. Choose from a selection of Sashiko patterns and floral
motif stencils. We’ll provide everything you need.

All skill levels welcome!

Class Kit Includes- 
One yard of cotton fabric, one pair of Olympus brand Sashiko needles, 1 skein of Sashiko thread,
pattern instructions, fabric marker, circle templates, 6-inch mini ruler, tapestry needle threader

Shared materials; Miniature Rhino brand Sashiko Stencil Grids, Sashiko stencils, thimbles, thread
conditioner, communal colorful skeins of Sashiko Olympus thread strands, fabric markers and
pencils, snips and scissors

Class requires 4 students to run. 

This class will be held at Beetle and Fred, 171 Main Street. 

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 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 ($35 value) which include a pair of Olympus needles, skeins of thread, Sashiko Grid Stencils, circle templates, mini-rulers, needle threaders, 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.