Starts 1st August, 1-2.30pm
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Sashiko is a form of decorative stitching from Japan that started out as a way of reinforcing points of wear on garments, making the piece ultimately stronger and warmer. This unique and beautiful running stitch technique is often used for purely decorative purposes in quilting and embroidery. The white cotton thread on the traditional indigo blue cloth (said to recall snow falling around old farmhouses) gives Sashiko its distinctive appearance. Most designs are based around geometric patterns and because it is running stitch it is very easy to try. Kazuko says that it is also very therapeutic and calming! Cotton fabric, thread and needles will be supplied. No embroidery experience required.