Sashiko for Beginners

Experience The Art of Mending



The Art of Mending ~ Sashiko ~

Sashiko is a form of Japanese folk embroidery using variations running stiches.

Sashiko needlework is a form of Japanese folk embroidery using variations of running stitches.

Sashiko was born in Northern area of ​​Japan, hundreds of years ago.

Simple running stitches were used to reinforce or to mend worn farm clothes, making the darned piece stronger and warmer rather than for decorative purposes.

Overtime, in various areas of Japan, different stitches were used for decorative purposes with motifs from nature and geometric designs.



Zoom session 90 min


March 15th (Mon) 10am California time

or March 20th (Sat) 3pm California time

Cost $ 30.00

Includes materials, zoom sessions, priority postage fee

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You will learn the basic sashiko stitches.

You will hand stitch two coasters.

You will receive a pack of Japanese vintage indigo kimono fabric remnants via postal mail prior to the zoom session.

We will host a 90 minutes ZOOM session in English.

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Receive workshop details and payment info

Pay by personal check / paypal

(for paypal $ 2.00 handling charge will be added)

Receive the sashiko packet via postal mail

(Packets go out on March 1st)

Receive Zoom link

Zoom session March 15th (Mon) 10am California time

or March 20th (Sat) 3pm California time

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A sample of the packet

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Materials for Sashiko


(1) Cloth: Flat woven, loose woven cotton or linen.

(2) Sashiko needle:
Sashiko needles are sold at craft stores, however any needle that works with your thread is fine.

(3) Thread: Cotton thread

Sashiko threads are available on-line shopping sites, but you can also use any 12wt 100% cotton thread or embroidery thread.


We look forward to sewing with you !!

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