This is a general guideline, check individual class page for more details.
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.
Class meets: 10/05/19, 10:30am - 1:30pm
Learn the basics of Sashiko Stitching – a traditional Japanese embroidery technique – to mend something. Sashiko is a really easy running stitch and allows you to move quickly through a project. In Japanese tradition, Sashiko is used not only as a decorative stitch but also to perform Boro – the act of mending and patching.
In class you’ll learn about both the traditional tools and threads and how to incorporate more contemporary ideas or use thread and needles you might have in your stash. We’ll start by simply practicing on a scrap of fabric with a design you develop and then move onto how to use Sashiko to mend something. We’ll cover 2-3 different strategies to mend. Bring a pair of jeans or shirt or sweater that has a hole that needs repair.
Required Materials (get 15% off in store only at Fancy Tiger Crafts):
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. Ages 18+
About Your Instructor:
Lisa Solomon is a mixed media studio artist, an author, a college professor, and Creativebug instructor that moonlights as an illustrator and graphic designer. She received her BA in Art Practice from UC Berkeley and her MFA from Mills College. Her layered mixed-media works and grand-sized installations often utilize unconventional mediums, humor, and color to explore gender, identity, and personal histories, as well as the nature of art and craft itself. She has exhibited nationally and internationally in a multitude of venues. As a Hapa (her mother is Japanese, her father Caucasian), she sees hybridity—in materials, in concept—as integral to her practice.
When not focused on her own work, Solomon likes to think she is pushing the next generation of artists to refine their skills, think beyond accepted techniques, and reflect on their own lives, including the potential political ramifications of just being an artist/maker in our society. She is profoundly interested in bridging the gaps between being creative, living creatively, and making a living as a creative.
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