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Sashiko Workshop

Nähkurs - Nähen von Hand - Sashiko Workshop: Eine Einführung in Sashiko : Unshin, der Komebukuro und die Konstruktion von Mustern - Patchwork und Quilten, Frankfurt am Main

An introduction to Sashiko :

Unshin, Komebukuro and the construction of patterns

Saturday, 30/09/2023

2 - 6 pm

All necessary materials will be provided.

48,- EUR

7 Spots, 2 spots still available

4 Hours

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced stitcher, this workshop is for everyone. I will guide you through the basic technique Unshin and show how to easily construct patterns like Shippo. In a small group, we have enough time to practice the newly learned in a relaxed atmosphere.

Learn how to alter the quality of your fabrics so that they last and gain a unique fabric quality. With this centuries-old craft from Japan, you can repair any hole in your favourite jeans or hand-sew new, personalized fabric pieces of your choice.

Using a simple cotton thread, a needle, the special sewing thimble, and a willingness to break away from perfectionist ideals, no two stitches are intentionally the same in sashiko. The hand sewing method is called Unshin. The rhythmic movement of the needle makes sashiko ideal for experiencing the mindfulness inherent in all needlework. Famous representatives of Sashiko are the Boros, which were made with many of these tiny stitches over many generations. Unshin, as a classic patchwork stitch, belongs to the utility stitches. Because of its many decoration possibilities, people like to talk about embroidery.

In An Introduction to Sashiko: Unshin and the Construction of Patterns, we will become familiar with Unshin and how to use the long sashiko needle to our advantage to create geometric patterns. Initially, we sew our Sashiko typical thimble and lay the foundation for a small rice bag, the Komebukuro. We'll take our time to gain a good sense of the rhythmic up-and-down of the needle while developing ideas for what patterns we want to 'embroider' the Komebukuro with. I'll show how to make Shippo and Asanoha patterns, which belong to the group of moyo-sashi, with little effort.

The workshop is a good basis for further participation in the Quilting Bee, where you can share and expand your experience with a small group of textile and needlework enthusiasts.

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