Sashiko Workshop by Atsushi Futatsuya
Saturday, June 24, 11:00 - 14:00
Sunday, June 25, 11:00 - 14:00
349 West 12th St. (between Washington & Greenwich Sts)
West Village, NYC
Duration: 3 hours
Sashiko is a Japanese traditional stitching and embroidery developed to mend, reinforce and decorate fabric.
In this class, you will learn to make "asano-ha" (hemp leaf) patterns with running stitch and go home with a fabric large enough to make a tote bag, placemat, patchworking, or your own project after the workshop.
The workshop comes with:
- Sashiko needles
- Sashiko thimble
- Skein of white sashiko thread (approx. 145 meters)
- Sashiko Thread Bobbin Paper
- Indigo fabric with asano-ha patterns printed on
- Interfacing and Cotton Poplin fabric for tailoring the project at home
- PDF data of extra Japanese Traditional Sashiko Patterns
- Access to Atsushi by e-mail with questions regarding the workshop and follow-up
You do not require previous stitching or embroidery experience to take this class. All tools are provided. You are welcome to bring you own sewing tools, but not necessary.
*Workshop tickets are non-refundable once your purchase is completed.
Additional sashiko tools, including hand-dyed sashiko threads, needles and skeins are available for purchase during the workshop.
Instructor: Atsushi Futatsuya
Born as the third generation of a surviving sashiko family in Gifu prefecture, Atsushi literary grew up with sashiko. He launched the Sashi.Co project with his mother, Keiko, who has over thirty-year experience of sashiko stitching as a platform to introduce their masterful works. They have hosted workshops in New York, the Netherlands and Japan.