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Purchase this digital product and receive a link to the YouTube video of the CraftyMonkies Online Interactive Workshop featuring leading designer, tutor & craft expert Sarah Payne and her hugely engaging Sashiko Stitching workshop, which first aired via Zoom on Suaturday 14th May 2022.


Once you have purchased this product, the PDF document you will receive contains a link to the private-access video on YouTube


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:-

You can buy a Sashiko Kit directly from Sarah's online shop, should you choose, via:


For anyone buying anything related to Sashiko (for the month of June 2022 only) you get a 10% Discount by using the code crafty10. It’s not essential to the class; you can work with other materials to practice the stitches!


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


This class is available to view as many times as you like for 60 days FROM THE DATE OF YOUR PURCHASE

NOTE: Any short video featured in this promotional info is a Trailer and not the fully-edited version you'll gain access to via YouTube!


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Video of Workshop: Sarah Payne - Sashiko Stitching

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