Want to Learn to Sew

Without a Sewing Machine?

How About Modern Hand Embroidery ?

Slow Stitching is FUN for all ages!

Fits perfectly into the Minimalist & Sustainable Lifestyle's

Give Clothes you already LOVE a new look!

Repurpose, Upcycle, Reuse and Restore Your Wardrobe


What is Sashiko you may ask?

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.

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Hello! My name is Gretta Marlene Hurst. (Otherwise known a Ms. Gretta)

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If you want to expand your creative abilities, you're in the right place.

Origin of the Art

  • Sashiko is an Ancient Japanese Embroidery

  • The word Sashiko actually means "Little Stitches"

  • Traditionally done on Indigo Blue Cotton with a heavy weight twisted white thread. (12wt)

  • Sashiko is done with a slender long big eyed needle

  • A unique thimble is used in this type of stitching called a palm thimble.

  • Sashiko is an art form that tends to offer therapeutic benefits to the sewist

  • You can start simple and increase complexity as your skill develops

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.

Class Outline


Welcome to the wonderful world of Slow Stitchin'


Your Kit!


Designs and Lines!


Simple Beginnings


Tracing Pattern


Diamonds and Jumps


Curves in Grass and more Jumps!

Join Me Today In The Wonderful World Of Slow Stitchin'.

You can provide your own supplies to take this class


You can purchase a Ready-Made comprehensive kit available in 2 colors

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