OP20 Sashiko: The Art of Japanese Mending

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Monday November 30

10:00 AM  –  11:30 AM

Sashiko: The Art of Japanese Mending

Instructor: Beth Ross Johnson

ONLINE Three sessions: Mondays, November 30, December 7, and 14; 10 - 11:30 a.m.

$65 Member | $75 Non-member


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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 online class meetings will introduce students to several different approaches that can be used to patch clothing or to embellish fabrics, or create small gifts. 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.


We will follow up this introductory Sashiko course with a project-based workshop class scheduled for January 26, February 2 and 9, 2021. 


Instructions for joining via Zoom will be included in your confirmation email following registration.


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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