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Intro to Sashiko Stitching

  • Starts Jun 11
  • 30 US dollars
  • East Cooke Road

Welcome to visible mending! Express your creativity and at the same time extend the life of the most sustainable clothes there are: the ones you already own! Have you ever felt conflicted about donating/throwing away old clothes? Now you can learn the techniques to keep your worn wear out of the landfill for longer and have a new commitment to the clothes you buy. In this class you will learn to sew a patch on a pair of jeans using sashiko technique, a Japanese technique that originated from the need to strengthen and repair the clothing of farmers and fishermen. We will cover the sashiko sewing technique, drawing a design on a grid, using a thimble, and tying a tailor’s knot. We will explore issues of sustainability and the fast fashion industry and talk about materials that are more gentle on the earth. Let’s be thoughtful together and come up with ways to positively impact our lives and the earth. Visible mending is all the rage and while it is fun and artistic to use high contrast thread and a bold design, it is also possible to use similar techniques to sew an inconspicuous repair, as many of our ancestors did. In light of COVID-19, attendees are requested to wear a face mask during this indoor class. Class size is strictly limited to 10 students. INSTRUCTOR: Celia is a crafter, gardener, and garden designer. She teaches adult crafting workshops; including plant dyeing, shibori dye, and sashiko stitching. She has an art degree, a bilingual teaching degree, and a Handwork certificate from Rudolf Steiner College. In the winter she spends her time sewing, knitting, and mending. In the warmer months she is in her native habitat out in the garden; where she has focused on creating an edible food forest. She grows berries, fruit trees, herbs, and pollinator plants with a special focus on native plants and their impact on wildlife, soil, and water health.

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, please contact us at least 48 hours prior to class to cancel your registration. (Refund policy for materials fee, if applicable, may vary and is included in class description.)

Contact Details

  • 1350 East Cooke Road, Columbus, OH, USA

    + (614) 404-7236

    info@columbusgardenschool.com