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Saturday 14 May 2022: Online Workshop (Sashiko Stitching)

Sarah Payne hosts a three-hour Online Interactive Workshop teaching her Sashiko Stitching class, very similar to the class first run in Feb 2021!…

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Saturday 14 May 2022: Online Workshop (Sashiko Stitching)
Saturday 14 May 2022: Online Workshop (Sashiko Stitching)

Time & Location

14 May 2022, 10:00 – 13:00 BST

Online Interactive Workshop

About the Event

Sarah Payne - Saturday 14 May 2022 - 10.00am to 1.00pm (BST)

Online Interactive Workshop: Sashiko Stitching

We're delighted to have the multi-talented Sarah Payne back for another of her insightful and tantalising workshops! In this class - a very close facsimile of the one she first ran with us back in February 2021 - you get to explore the pattern possibilities that arise from mastering the Japanese art of Sashiko Stitching!

Introduction by Sarah:-

Sashiko is a beautiful and very functional embroidery technique originating in Japan. Sashiko means “little stabs,” or “little piercings” and is a folk textile method traditionally featuring white stitches on an indigo background. Sashiko began in Japan during the Edo period (1603-1868) with poor folk using it to mend and strengthen items of clothing made from hemp. Each item of clothing was expensive and therefore precious and so this method of decorative mending took on a life of its own. Geometric patterns, often representing animals and plants are popular and representative stitching adds to the beauty and the mindfulness of the technique.

What You Will Learn in this Online Interactive Workshop:-

In this class you will learn how to create the Sashiko stitch, how to draft the pattern and how create Sashiko designs. Sarah will talk to you about placement of your design and how you can create borders and blocks for any project. You can choose to make a cushion, a sampler, a bag or even create block for a quilt. Guidance will be offered on all these options.

There is no pre-cutting required for this class – just press your fabric and you are ready to go.

Skill Level for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

This hand-sewing class is suitable for all levels – including complete beginners!

Material/Fabric requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Once you have booked your place on the workshop, our Confirmation Email will give you information which enables you to buy a Sashiko Kit directly from Sarah's online shop, should you choose. We will also give you a special Discount Code within that Confirmation Email enabling you to receive a £5.00 Discount off the RRP price of £29.99 for the Sashiko kit!

In Sarah's Sashiko kit you will receive:-

  • 1.42m x 0.5m of cotton, dark blue fabric.
  • 4 x 4in assorted templates; Shippou (Seven Treasures), Seigaiha (Waves), Sakura (Cherry Blossom) and Fondou (Weights).
  • 40m skein white cotton Sashiko embroidery thread.
  • 1 fabric pencil.
  • 1 pack embroidery needles.

NB Kits will be dispatched within a few days of you placing your order through Sarah's website.

If you opt NOT TO PURCHASE Sarah's website kit, you will need:-​

  • 0.5m x 0.5m, cotton, dark blue fabric;
  • 4 x 4 Sashiko design templates. We will be using Shippou (Seven Treasures), Seigaiha (Waves), Sakura (Cherry Blossom) and Fondou (Weights) but you may have others that you can explore.
  • Skein white Sashiko cotton embroidery thread (not stranded cotton embroidery thread)
  • Fabric Pencil
  • Embroidery Needles

​Tickets for this Online Interactive Workshop (via the Zoom platform) will be limited & allocated on a first-come/first-served basis! If applicable, any free pattern, or other information, relevant to this course will be forwarded to you after booking and approximately 5 days before the course date. The ticket price of £30.00 is based on ONE person attending this crafting class.

This CraftyMonkies Online Interactive Workshop is being broadcast from the United Kingdom and the class time given is based on British Summer Time (BST). We advise you check via Google Search (or similar) to see corresponding start-time in YOUR location! Here's a great world time zone reference:-

Ordering MATERIALS/EQUIPMENT Online For Any Class/Workshop!

In light of the ongoing situation regards potential delays with supply of certain materials/fabrics/equipment from around the world due to the lasting impact of Covid-19, please ensure you book your place & order any materials/fabrics/equipment online in plenty of time ahead of course dates.

Enjoy This Class/Workshop Again on YouTube!

A link to a recording of this workshop will be sent to all who buy a live ticket for the Zoom broadcast approximately 5 working days after the event; the video will be available to view for 30 days from the video release date.

Are you not able to attend this class due to living in a different time-zone? Are you otherwise engaged on the date of this workshop? Well, we have excellent news!

This class will be available to view via Pay-On-Demand via our Online Shop for 30 days following the video release date (approximately 5 working days after broadcast on Zoom).


  • Online Workshop: Sashiko

    This ticket is for the CraftyMonkies Online Interactive Workshop with Sarah Payne on Saturday 14 May 2022 (10.00am-1.00pm, BST)

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