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Sun 1st Dec: Japanese Sashiko Embroidery

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  • Sunday 1st Dec: 10am - 1pm

    Sashiko is the Japanese art of stitching beautiful embroidery patterns using running stitch.

    It was traditionally used to add strength, texture and warmth to old garments, but since became synonymous with complex repeating patterns and precise stitching.

    Although most people will be familiar with the traditional white stitches on indigo fabric, sashiko thread actually comes in many shades, allowing for a wonderful variety of colourful designs.

    In this 3 hour class you will learn:
    • How to prepare your fabric for stitching by marking up patterns on fabric using a variety of pens and templates
    • How to stitch neatly and precisely: Sashiko is all about even stitching!
    • The rights and wrongs: turning corners, crossing lines and intersections
    • How to start and end a row of stitching leaving room for stretching and washing
    • How to make a hatamusubi (loom knot) to maximise the use of your thread

    During class, you will stitch a piece of indigo dyed fabric using sashiko threads in a colour and pattern of your choosing.

    Students will require the following items: Sashiko thread, fabric to stitch onto, Sashiko needles. These items will be available to purchase before class.

    We will provide all other materials.

    Suitable for complete beginners.

  • Class Duration:
    3 hours, starting 10am sharp. Please arrive promptly.

    Skill Level & Prep Work:
    No previous experience is necessary.

    Class Materials:
    Students will require the following items: Sashiko thread, fabric to stitch onto, Sashiko needles. These items will be available to purchase before class.

    All other class materials will be provided. Please bring your own water bottle/drink, pen for note taking.

    Other:
    We are sorry but we cannot offer refunds on classes if you are unable to attend for whatever reason, unless we are able to refill your spot.
  • About Rob Jones:

    London-based Romor Designs was formed in the Autumn of 2015 by Rob Jones, a shibori textiles designer and natural dyer.

    Having discovered Shibori, the ancient Japanese art of resist dyeing, at West Dean college, Rob went on to study in Japan under indigo guru, Bryan Whitehead.

    In 2018, Rob returned to Japan to expand his Japanese textiles skills, visiting Ise, the home of Katagami stencilling and buying supplies to set up his own teaching practice back in the UK.

    Rob’s passion is in finding the new in the old, building on the tradition and centuries of skill that shibori has behind it. He believes in taking work in new directions by combining techniques and inventing his own forms.

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