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Sat, Oct 21


Sticks and Stones Farm

Intro to Sashiko Stiching with Pam Blasko

Learn how to relax through creativity and peaceful stitching. No experience necessary!

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Intro to Sashiko Stiching with Pam Blasko
Intro to Sashiko Stiching with Pam Blasko

Time & Location

Oct 21, 2023, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Sticks and Stones Farm, 197 Huntingtown Rd, Newtown, CT 06470, USA

About the event

Join us for a circle gathering of the calming peaceful practice of Sashiko stitching (刺し子, meaning "little pokes" or "small piercing") Sashiko is becoming more and more popular in the textile industry. Sashiko is a form of functional embroidery that originated in Japan. It first was used around the Edo era as a way for farmers to mend their worn clothing. It is now popular as a decorative stitch in modern Sashiko quilts and Boro clothing, accessories and home decor. Much easier and relaxing than the embroidery that most are familiar with.

We'll go over a brief history of Sashiko. I'll share samples and you will create a small Sashiko sampler square using traditional Sashiko stencils of your choosing. Included will be a pre-printed mini sampler for you to practice on. These mini sashiko samples can be framed, made into coasters, used to decorate clothing, use as a patch, a pin cushion, sew into a sachet or create a microwaveable hand warmer.

What I want to provide you with through this Mini-Workshop is:

*time to slow down from the constant motion of everyday life

*confidence in your creativity

*the ability to mend your own clothes therefor recycling

*a meditative art practice that's good for your mind

*the knowledge needed so you can create your very own stitched piece of art

*Practice non judgement or your work while peacefully stitching

*Learn relaxation/meditation through creativity and peaceful stitching

All sewing levels are welcome. All supplies will be provided

Cost $38 paid in advance to hold your spot. 


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