OP20 Sashiko: The Art of Japanese Mending

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Wednesday May 20

10:00 AM  –  11:30 AM

Sashiko: The Art of Japanese Mending

Instructor: Beth Ross Johnson

Three sessions: Wednesdays, May 20, 27, and June 3; 10 - 11:30 a.m.

$65 Member | $75 Non-member


Learn a little bit about the history of the Japanese stitching tradition of sashiko with its roots in Buddhist textiles and the peasant clothing of northern Japan. Three short class meetings will introduce students to several different approaches that can be used to patch clothing or to embellish fabrics. Students will have time to practice between sessions.  A sashiko "kit" with sashiko needle, thread, assorted fabric scraps, practice paper and handouts will be mailed to students at their home addresses.


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Beth Ross Johnson has an MFA in textiles and has had two extensive stays in Japan to study weaving and dyeing. She has also been trained in nyoho e, which is a patchwork and stitching technique to make Zen priest's robes.


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