Enrol in Sashiko
Course Code: ARTS2385
Striking in its simplicity, Sashiko is a form of Japanese folk embroidery. Traditionally this practical technique employed decorative elements in mending and quilting, with functional yet aesthetic results. Sashiko usually incorporates heavier white thread on indigo dyed cotton. The finished piece may or may not have the central quilt batting, and can be used for clothing, tablecloths, bags, and a myriad of other options. This quiet, contemplative technique of stitching encourages a Zen-like inner peace as you work. While creating a pillow cover, you will learn the stitching technique and explore the traditional patterns used in Japan. You will then be encouraged to create a Zentangle-like creation of your own design, using a variety of fabrics and threads. Samples of hand-dyed indigo pieces will be available, and you can explore the incorporation of your piece into a simple garment such as a vest or apron.