Stitch & Repair Workshop

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Stitch and Repair Workshop 

Maximum Class Size: 5 (reduced due to social distancing measures)

Join us for a mindful session of hand stitching inspired by visible mending and traditional Japanese repair work (or Boro).

This is a process which is perfect for beginners to learn hand stitching by experimenting with Sashiko, a simple running stitch that can be as rudimentary or elaborate as you want it to be.

We will begin the class by discussing and looking at some examples of how Boro mending has been used historically. Immersed in beautiful imagery and stitch samples, you will start to use this as inspiration to create your own samplers. You can spend your time in class practicing and create a stand alone textile or you can start working on a garment to repair and strengthen any tears and holes.

Level: No previous experience is necessary however we also welcome experienced stitchers should they want to learn more about this process. There will be materials available to explore your creative side. The objective of this class is to use Sashiko hand stitches to repair or strengthen a piece of fabric, or an item of clothing. 

You will cover the following techniques in class:

 

  • Learn a brief history of Boro and Sashiko stitching
  • Explore how Sashiko can be utilised to repair and lengthen the life of your garment or textile 
  • Practice and develop an understanding and appreciation of visible mending.

This class brings together like minded people while exploring your creative side, with guidance from our workshop leader and a few hours practice, you will accomplish a new skill that will help prolong the life of your clothes. 

Materials: We invite everyone to bring their own items of clothing that need repairing, however, fabric and thread will be supplied to add to or feature in your work. You can also get 10% discount on everything in our store on the day of your class.