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Upcycled Sashiko Pin

Sunday August 14 from 1pm-4pm

If you have taken a class with Rachel before you have seen the amazing pins she wears, now you can have one too! They are great for decoration, as a gift or to trade amongst your sashiko buddies!

With tiny stabs of Sashiko Japanese Embroidery, stitch a unique brooch. Using upcycled denim and filling, we’ll hand stitch and hand sew to create one-of-a kind fiber jewelry. Perfect for decorating a backpack or denim jacket or giving as gifts. Class kit $10 includes all materials; pair of Sashiko needles, fabric marker, colorful Sashiko threads, upcycled denim, pins, and filling.

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


Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details:
Materials Included: Students will receive a class kit ($10 value) which includes a pair of pair of Sashiko needles, fabric marker, colorful Sashiko threads, upcycled denim, pins, and filling.
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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