Hitomezashi Sashiko Stitching- November 20, 2021

Kate Ward of Nova Scotia will help participants expand their knowledge of Japanese sashiko techniques and traditions.  Kate is an excellent teacher and has taught classes online to many students.   Read more about Kate at  www.kateward.com.au 

This workshop will be on Saturday 20 November 2021 from 9am – 4pm with a ½ hour break for lunch.

Register online using the Hitomezashi Registration Form . Registration is open to members only. Read more about FFAA membership.

Cost for this workshop is $20.00 and is not refundable unless the class is cancelled by FFAA. The workshop will be confirmed or cancelled on 6 November depending on registration numbers; registrants will be notified either way.

Workshop Description

Hitomezashi stitching samples

Hitomezashi means “one stitch” and is stitched on a grid. We will explore the history of sashiko and stitch a “hana fukin” (translated as flower cloth but it is a cloth used in the kitchen, like a tea towel.

This sampler uses 9 different hitomezashi stitches. This is an excellent place to begin learning about sashiko and to get comfortable with stitching in a different manner.

Learn why sashiko needles are different to western style embroidery, the difference between sashiko thread and other threads, how to hold the needle for maximum efficiency while stitching and make your own Japanese coin thimble.