Starting Sashiko with Jacky
February 22 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
One event on January 24, 2020 at 9:30 am
Sashiko with Jacky Eyre
Mostly geometric patterns are used to make this work. There are two main styles:-
- moyōzashi, in which patterns are created with long lines of running stitches; and
- hitomezashi, where the pattern emerges from the alignment of single stitches made on a grid.
Common motifs used are waves, mountains, bamboo, bishamon, key fret, double cypress fence, arrow feathers, seven treasures, pampass grass, overlapping diamonds, linkedv diamonds, lightening, linked hexagons and persimmon flower. The embroidery uses special sashiko thread an needle. Modern day sashiko stitching is not restricted to the traditional indigo coloured fabric but uses a variety of colour combinations, and it is considered a beautiful surface embellishment for fabrics.
All Sashiko classes include a full kit.