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Sashiko Sampler

Slow down with the meditative stitching of Sashiko Japanese Embroidery to create a sampler of bold, beautiful patterns. With focus on the decorative aspects of the craft, workshop participants will learn how to draw geometric patterns, and use Sashiko’s "small stabs" to hand stitch three or four designs of their choice onto sustainably sourced linen or denim cloth.

All skill levels are welcome whether you’ve never tried Sashiko before or you’ve taken a class or two. Everyone will work at their own pace and choose patterns to suit their comfort level and design aesthetic. Choose from a variety of popular and traditional Sashiko patterns. First timers choose from; seven treasures, blue ocean waves, squares and diamonds, linked steps, tiny plus sign, or flower stitch. For those with previous Sashiko experience, choose from woven tortoise, persimmon flower, mountain form, triangle scales, or wild grasses. All tools and materials will be provided.

Skill Level: Beginner
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Instructor Bio: Rachel Barclay studied Textiles, Installation Sculpture, Printmaking, and Elementary Education in San Francisco and Long Beach, California. Throughout her journey as a creator, educator, and parent, she has focused on making functional sewn and embellished garments, and mixed media textile objects. After learning Sashiko and Visible Mending with Jessica Marquez of Miniature Rhino, Rachel embraced the hand-work practice as an act of mindfulness, empowerment, beauty, and sustainability. She continues to study Sashiko Embroidery online with Kazue Yoshikawa of Sashiko Lab in Kyoto, Japan. Rachel shares her joy of hand-stitching with adults and children, alike, teaching workshops in Sashiko Japanese Embroidery Basics, Sashiko-stitched Tea Towels, Hand Sewn Drawstring Bags, and Visible Mending. Rachel stitches, mends, sews, reads teen fiction, journals, walks, and forages for natural dye materials. She lives in Middlebury, Connecticut alongside her woodworking spouse, Michael Pekovich, and their two young adult offspring. Follow her creative process on Instagram @rachelharrietteb
The cost of this workshop includes a Sashiko kit ($20 value): linen, pair of Olympus Sashiko needles, one skein of Sashiko thread, ruler, fabric pens, needle threader, pattern instruction guide, resource list.

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      Nyack, New York 10960