Sashiko Embroidery Workshop with Rob Jones
Sashiko, meaning ‘little stab’ is the Japanese art of stitching beautiful patterns using running stitch. Often used to add strength, texture and warmth to old garments, Sashiko has become synonymous with complex repeating patterns and precise stitching. Although most people will be familiar with the traditional white stitches on indigo fabric, sashiko thread actually comes in many shades, allowing for a wonderful variety of colourful designs.
In this class you will learn:
How to mark up your patterns on fabric using a variety of pens and templates
How to stitch neatly and precisely, Sashiko is all about even stitching!
The rights and wrongs turning corners, crossing lines and intersections
Starting and finishing a row of stich allowing room for stretching and washing
How to make a hatamusubi (loom knot) to maximise the use of your thread
About your teacher: London-based Romor Designs was formed in the autumn of 2015 by Rob Jones, a shibori textiles designer and natural dyer. Having discovered Shibori, the ancient Japanese art of resist dyeing, at West Dean college, Rob went on to study in Japan under indigo guru, Bryan Whitehead. Rob's passion is in finding the new in the old, building on the tradition and centuries of skill that shibori has behind it. He believes in taking work in new directions by combining techniques and inventing his own forms.
Skills needed: Suitable for complete beginners.
Materials: You will stitch an indigo dyed handkerchief as a project using sashiko threads in a colour and pattern of your choosing. These materials are provided but you can bring a piece of your own fabric to work on if you prefer.
Class size: 8
Length: 3 hours
Location: The Village Haberdashery at West Hampstead Square NW6 2BR
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