LA | Sashiko Workshop with Salt & Still

LA | Sashiko Workshop with Salt & Still

75.00

We're thrilled to announce an upcoming workshop in Los Angeles in partnership with Ali Smith of Salt & Still. Join us November 11th to learn how to mend or embellish denim using the Japanese embroidery technique, sashiko

In this workshop, participants will learn the basics of sashiko  stitching and visible mending. Sashiko stitching is a traditional Japanese technique that is ideal for creating decorative patterns, practical mending of clothing and home goods, and hand-quilting. We will also discuss the history of sashiko and how it applies to modern life and craft. 

We will examine a variety of traditional sashiko patterns and participants will be provided with sashiko thread and needles to experiment with stitching these patterns on fabric. Participants are also asked to bring a pair of jeans, an item of clothing or a home textile* that could use some sprucing up to practice visible mending techniques during the workshop.

*Clothing and home goods of a medium thickness that are made of a natural material are ideal for hand stitching. Examples include a cotton or denim top, pair of jeans, pillowcase, or linens like a napkin or tea towel.  

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Ali Smith is a Hudson Valley-based textile artist working under the name Salt & Still. She often works with natural dyes and both quilting and embroidery techniques. Check out her work at saltandstill.com or instagram.com/salt_and_still

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Location: 708 Matteo Street (next to Base Coat nail salon), LA 90021
Time: 11:00a - 1:30p

 

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