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Sat, 27 Feb


Online Interactive Workshop

Saturday 27 February 2021: Online Workshop (Sashiko Stitching)

Sarah Payne hosts a three-hour Online Interactive Workshop on the ancient Japanese art of Sashiko Stitching!…

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Saturday 27 February 2021: Online Workshop (Sashiko Stitching)
Saturday 27 February 2021: Online Workshop (Sashiko Stitching)

Time & Location

27 Feb 2021, 10:00 – 13:00 GMT

Online Interactive Workshop

About the Event

Sarah Payne - Saturday 27 February 2021 - 10.00am to 1.00pm (GMT)

Online Interactive Workshop: Sashiko Stitching

Originally - and incorrectly: designer boy, you're FIRED!!! - promoted as running between 4.00-7.00pm GMT on this same date (our apologies for any inconvenience casued), we're delighted to have the multi-talented Sarah Payne back for another of her insightful and tantalising workshops! In this class 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.

Here 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:-

A Sashiko kit will be available to buy via Sarah’s Etsy shop from mid-January 2021 - once you have booked your place on the workshop, a link will be emailed to every class participant to enable them to buy directly from Sarah's online Etsy shop should they so choose. If you have already booked your place & received this link, we're told by Sarah that stock has sold out but will be back in by mid-January. In Sarah's Sashiko kit (available via her online Etsy shop at a cost of £30.00), 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 well before the class date!

If you opt NOT to purchase Sarah's Etsy 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 £25.00 is based on ONE person attending this crafting class.

Ordering MATERIALS/EQUIPMENT Online For Any Class/Workshop!

In light of the ongoing potential for lockdowns in some/all parts of the UK due to Covid-19 outbreaks & subsequent Government-imposed restrictions to people movement and business operation, we advise everyone to please book your place & order any materials/equipment online in plenty of time ahead of any course dates.

Enjoy This Class/Workshop Again on YouTube!

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 90 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 90 days following the video release date (approximately 5 working days after it is broadcast on Zoom).


  • Online Workshop: Sashiko

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