Sashiko means little stitches. An ancient Japanese art form originally driven by necessity by the common people much like quilts made here in North America 200 years ago.
Little bits of fabric (Boro-Little Rags) Usually dyed indigo blue and stitched in layers with strong twisted cotton thread.
The many intricate patterns became a signature of different fishing villages along the coast and inland farmers. It became an art form they took pride in.
Sashiko is a traditional Japanese embroidery stitch. It's done with slow stitching that can be as simple as garment repair or as complex as geometric designs. Despite its humble beginnings, it's now a popular form of decorative embroidery. In taking this class you can use this skill on a wide variety of useful items. This can include items for your home, your clothes or as gifts. This style is classic and elegant while still fitting in with the minimalist and sustainable lifestyles. It’s the ultimate way to reuse, recycle and reinvent many items in your home adorned with your personal style.
Fits perfectly into the Minimalist & Sustainable Lifestyle's
Give Clothes you already LOVE a new look!
Repurpose, Upcycle, Reuse and Restore Your Wardrobe
Hello! My name is Gretta Marlene Hurst. (Otherwise known a Ms. Gretta)
I'm so glad to have you here!
If you want to expand your creative abilities, you're in the right place.
Join Me Today In The Wonderful World Of Slow Stitchin'.
You can provide your own supplies to take this class