Beginner: No experience necessary — we’ll teach you everything!
Beginner Plus: You have taken a 101 class or equivalent. You are familiar with threading your machine or know basic knit or crochet stitches.
Intermediate: You’ve got a few projects under your belt. You’ve made a few things and are looking to increase your knowledge.
Advanced: You know quite a bit about your chosen craft and you’re ready to take it to the next level.
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Class meets: 10/06/18, 12pm - 4pm
Learn artful and practical skills to mend, patch and repair damaged clothing and textiles inspired by time honored Japanese Sashiko techniques taught by Jessica Marquez, author of Make + Mend. Students will learn about the history of sashiko, several techniques for patching, tools and materials needed, tips and tricks for preparing and stitching projects, and how to draw and stitch patterned sashiko. Please bring an article of clothing you’d like to repair or embellish. Because each mend will be different, students will receive feedback on their personal mending projects and guidance throughout the process. If you don't have a garment to bring, you can practice the techniques on provided fabric swatches. A variety of upcycled fabric swatches will be provided for students to experiment with and use in their mending projects.
Required materials: sashiko needles, sashiko thread, water soluble pen and/or pencil, garment to mend.
Jessica Marquez is the maker behind the embroidery line Miniature Rhino. She has written two craft books - Make + Mend: Sashiko-Inspired Embroidery Projects to Customize and Repair Textiles and Decorate Your Home, (Ten Speed, 2018) and Stitched Gifts (Chronicle, 2012). She contributes articles and DIY projects to online and print publications like Mollie Makes and Design*Sponge. She loves to teach and regularly teaches in person classes throughout New York and teaches online Craftsy classes in embroidery and product photography. She lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
Please note: There are NO refunds or store credit given at any time for classes with out of town instructors and special guest instructors. Your seat may be transferred to a friend if you cannot attend.
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