Sashiko is more than just 'running stitch'. In Japanese, sashiko means "grain of rice" or "little stab". Like rice grains, stitches can be various sizes, and each is a little stab of the needle - but created by folding the fabric onto the needle.
There are endless traditional and contemporary sashiko patterns (Google 'sashiko patterns' for 440,000+ results). Japanese sashiko designs are all open-source, encouraging you to use them in your own way. Andrea will help you identify and select the right sashiko pattern to suit your growing skill levels.
In just four hours you will make your own cherry blossom pin cushion or A6 notebook cover, embroidered with the sashiko pattern of your choice as a sample of your new skill.
About the tutor: The newest member of the Opendrawer team, Andrea Taylor brings us 20 years' experience in sashiko and a wealth of experience as a textile artist and teacher. Andrea is that rare creature, an expert who can think like a beginner - because good technique makes things easier forever. She's also creative, fun and an inspiration to be around.
1 x 4 hour hands-on workshop
- Learn the simple 'running'-style stitch that is unique to true sashiko
- Learn how to transfer your own sashiko patterns onto the cloth - don't be limited by commercial fabrics
- Style your sashiko sample in either traditional and contemporary ways
- Take home your own unique cherry blossom pin cushion or notebook cover as a sample piece at the end of this class.
- Pen or Pencil & note paper
- (Optional) Sewing Kit if you have one - scissors, pins, etc.
Comfortable clothes for sitting around and crafting.
Adults 15 years and over who want to have fun with a new embroidery technique..
Vendor sincce 2015
Be enticed by the colour and texture of Opendrawer. Founded by Robyn Steel-Stickland (& co.) in 2010, we've been described as edgy, arty, elegant, unique and quirky. Part gallery shop for handmade artist product from all around Australia. Part vintage and textile art supply wonderland. Part workshop for people of all skill levels. All creativity hub.
At Opendrawer, you'll learn skills, techniques and ideas that encourage you to find your own creativity.
You can enrol in courses or workshops in felt, creativity, sewing, embroidery, book making, crochet, dyeing, drawing, jewellery making, paper sculpture, art & design, mixed media, and more.
We're open to expressions of interest, so let us know if there's something you want to learn.
If for any reason you decide that the workshop you have done or are doing does not suit you, then that is a personal decision and no refund will be given.
If Opendrawer cancels a workshop, you will be given a full refunds or can choose a replacement workshop to the same value as the workshop being cancelled. You will be notified at least 2 days before the due date of the workshop if cancellation is necessary due to insufficient enrolments.
A $10 admin fee applies to all changes of date/workshop bookings.
Cancellations made within two weeks of the booked workshop will forfeit 50% of the advertised fee - or you may find a replacement student.
Cancellations made within 24 hours of the workshop will forfeit the full advertised fee - or you may find a replacement student.
If for any reason you decide that the workshop you have done or are doing does not suit your, then that is a personal decision and no refund will be given.
A minimum of five people are required for a workshop to run. Opendrawer reserves the right to cancel a workshop if the minimum booking is not achieved. Full refunds will be given or a replacement workshop offered to the same value as the workshop being cancelled. You will be notified at least 2 days before the due date of the workshop if cancellation is deemed necessary.Unfortunately, due to the workshop timetable no makeup classes are avaiable.