Kogin Sashiko Essentials
With Shannon and Jason Mullett-Bowlsby
Nov 7 1:00-3:10pm AND 4:00-6:10pm CST
Traditional sashiko and modern adaptations are some of the hottest stitching trends today. They can be seen in the visible-mending movement, in home décor, and on fashion runways. In this class, we will learn the traditional hand-stitched patterns of Kogin Sashiko – a version of the sashiko running stitch that is worked by counting threads or “bars” in fabric to create stunning Japanese geometric patterns.
Sashiko, the Japanese hand-stitching technique for patching and reinforcing fabric is the hot “new” trend in handsstitching. Traditional sashiko stitches and modern adaptations can be seen in the visible-mending trend, in home décor, and on fashion runways. In this class, we will learn the traditional hand-stitched patterns of Kogin Sashiko – a version of the sashiko running stitch that is worked by counting threads or “bars” in fabric to create stunning Japanese motifs of repeating geometric patterns. Once you learn the skills for creating these motifs, you can apply them on a larger scale to overall fabric embellishments and enhancements. Embroidery enthusiasts, you’ll love adding this technique to your repertoire.
Special skills or knowledge needed to take this class:
You’ll need to be able to thread a needle… that’s all.
__Clover Adjustable Ring Thimble with Plate, Sashiko Needles Long Type, Aurifil Aurifloss 6 Strand Embroidery Floss, and Devosa (even weave) Fabric for Stitching.
__Kogin is performed by counting threads in a piece of fabric, so good lighting is essential. NOT REQUIRED – but a good idea: If you have eye issues we recommend using a lamp with a magnifier. We use a Daylight Company Halo GO or YoYo to make seeing the fabric a little easier.
__Sewing Basics: Needles, Thread, Sharp scissors, Notebook, Pen or pencil with eraser, Tape measure, Seam ripper, Pins