Sashiko Embroidery -
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Sashiko Embroidery -

Learn the Art of Japanese slow stitching

Next Available: Sat, 20 Jul 10:00AM (AEST)
4 hours 30 minutes


Have you ever wanted to try Sashiko stitching?

Come and learn the basics for making beautiful pieces of traditional Japanese embroidery.

This skill can be extended to visible mending and extending the life of clothing. It is also a great way to learn or consolidate hand-stitching skills.

What you will learn.

  • The history of Sashiko and traditional designs
  • Suitable fabrics and threads and how to source them
  • Copying designs
  • The basic stitches and rules will make your work pieces look fabulous.
  • Finishing your items.
  • Boro will also be briefly discussed.

You will be supplied with a small pack of supplies for the day, and additional items may be purchased from the Guild.

Remember to bring your reading glasses if you need them, a small pair of scissors and a sharp 2H pencil. Bring a mug and your lunch.

Class time is 10-2.30pm, with a half-hour break for lunch.

Please arrive at 9.45 am for a prompt start.

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What you will learn

  • The history of Japanese slow stitching including Sashiko, Boro & Hitome- Zashi
  • Where to source supplies
  • how to stitch and finish your projects

What you will get

  • Kit to start your stitching journey.
  • Free tea & coffee.
Parking Info

Entry to parking is from the shared driveway with Brush Farm Corrective Services Academy. Drive to the rear of the house and park in the bays.  

What to bring

  • Reading glasses if you need them
  • 2H pencil
  • Your lunch and mug.

What to wear

Casual, comfortable clothing.

Appropriate for

16 years and older.

The Guild brings together people who practise the arts of hand weaving, spinning and associated crafts and fosters and encourages the crafts by instruction, discussion and exhibition.

Joining the Guild has many benefits. These include: 

  • Discounted prices for workshops
  • Use of the library
  • Equipment hire
  • Special interest group membership eg: Weavers Interest group, Tapestry Interest group, Braids Plus, Spinning, Temari, Piece Weavers.
  • Invitations to members-only events.

Email: for an application form.

Membership rates are for one calendar year starting 1 January and ending 31 December. New members joining from 1 October receive the balance of the current year for free when purchasing next year’s membership.

Membership, single, with emailed Guild News — $60. 

If you would like a posted Guild News there is an additional $25.00.

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Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a full refund.

If you can't attend the class:

You’re welcome to send someone in your place.


  • A refund can be requested 14 days before class starts. Free of charge.
  • A transfer can be requested 14 days before the class starts. Free of charge.
  • A credit note can be requested 14 days before the class starts. Free of charge.

No changes will be allowed after these times.

We recommend the refund upgrade option upon checkout in case you’re not able to attend the class. Learn more about refund upgrade option.

Terms & Conditions


Secure your booking by paying according to the terms and conditions.


Most courses have requirement lists and a materials fee payable to your tutor in class. 

Location of Workshops 

Most workshops will be held at the Hand Weavers and Spinners Guild at Brush Farm House, 19 Lawson St, Eastwood. There is parking behind the house. Public transport is by bus accessed from Eastwood or Parramatta stations.


Participants should arrive 30 minutes prior to class commencing. The venue must be cleaned up within 30 minutes of class finishing.

Discounts on Workshops

Network Groups: For each course, one member may pay at the member’s rate on confirmation of their financial status by their group and its approval.

Knitters Guild NSW: We have a reciprocal arrangement with the Knitters Guild whereby their members may enroll at members’ prices and vice versa.

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