Please note that this class can be taught both in person for those who are local, or via Zoom for those who aren't able to take it in person. Choose the shipping option if you will need your supplies sent to you for a remote lesson.
Sashiko is a hand-sewing technique that originated in ancient Japan. In Japanese, its name means “little stabs,” which references the simple running stitch that makes up the geometric patterns. Sashiko napkins have been one of the most common forms of Japanese craft: stitching elaborate patterns on daily-use kitchen cloths. The simple running stitch patterns not only make the fabric beautiful and special, but also makes them more durable. People used them for cooking first, then wiping a dining table, then in the end, for cleaning the entire house.
No embroidery experience is necessary to give this technique a try! You will learn to execute the pattern of your choice and also how to stitch it up once the design is completed. Your sampler, choice of embroidery floss and needles are all included in the lesson fee.