SASHIKO BORO TABLE MAT - 3 hour class

Approx.  18” X 22”

 
Boro, a patching technique dating back to the Edo period (1606-1868) was used by the Japanese peasants to mend and repair and extend the life of their garments and household textiles.  The Japanese believe in Mottainai - that the old can be made new and everything can be used again. Every bit of fabric is saved and crafted into something new. In this class, students will create a boro table runner with Japanese fabrics and sashiko.  You'll select from yukata, kasuri and other Japanese fabrics provided in class to layer on your table runner fabric.  Sashiko stitching will then be added to transform the patches into a one-of-a-kind table runner.  

Kit Fee: $45 – includes fabrics for table mat including base fabric, yukata, kasuri, and other Japanese fabrics, sashiko threads, and sashiko needle.  (Fabrics provided will be different but similar to those shown in the sample.)

Students should bring: Straight pins, scissors for cutting fabrics and threads, thimble and needle threader (optional).



BEGINNING SASHIKO 6 BLOCK SAMPLER - 3 hour class
(Shown in white for detail - sampler is dark navy)

If you've wanted to try sashiko or just improve your skills, this class is for you.  You'll be working on a 27" x 41" panel with six 13" square traditional sashiko designs. The designs are pre-printed for you on navy Kona Cotton fabric (shown in white for detail only.) When finished, you can use the panel as-is or cut apart and use each design for a quilt square, pillow top or other project. Trunk show in class.

Material Kit Fee:   $35.00  - Sashiko sampler panel (27” x 41”) with six - 13" traditional sashiko blocks, sashiko thread, needles, and handouts.

 Students should bring:   Scissor for cutting thread/ fabric.  Optional:  thimble, needle threader that will accommodate thicker threads.

 

JAPANESE FUROSHIKI WRAPPING CLOTH - 3 hour class

      

Students will learn to make a traditional furoshiki (Japanese wrapping cloth) using sashiko stitching techniques.  Different types of sashiko stitches will be taught as well as how to transfer a design to fabric.  Students will choose designs from a variety of stencils offered for use in class.  Additional design templates will be provided in the kit.

 Kit Fee $35.00 includes:  Fabric for top of furoshiki, sashiko thread, needles, design templates and transfer paper. 


 SASHIKO DRAWSTRING BAG CLASS - 3 hour class

  

A simple lined cotton drawstring bag is used for variety of occasions in Japan.  You can use your bag to carry your sewing or Sashiko supplies.  Students will learn how to transfer the Sashiko design to the fabric using stencils and templates, stitch the design in class, and receive instructions for sewing and completing the bag at home.   

Kit Fee:  $35.00 – Includes fabric for bag and lining, cording, sashiko thread and needle, transfer paper, sashiko design templates and use of sashiko stencils during class. 

Students should bring scissors, ball point pen, white wash out marking pen and pencil, straight pins, and a 12” ruler.  
Needle Threader (optional)

 

YAZZII BAG MEETS BORO & SASHIKO - 3 hour class

Students will receive a Yazzi Craft Bag to embellish with sashiko stitching, Japanese fabric patchwork or both! Learn to transfer a sashiko design from the stencil provided and do basic sashiko stitching. The Yazzi Craft Bag is perfect for carrying your sashiko or other sewing supplies home with you. Trunk show in class.  Hand sewing.  No sewing machine required.

Material Kit Fee:   $45.00  -  Students will receive a Yazzi Craft Bag, a selection of various Japanese fabrics, stencil, sashiko thread, needle, and handouts.

Materials List – Students:  Scissors for fabric and thread cutting, wash out marking pen or pencil,  glue stick, and straight pins.  Optional:  thimble, needle threader that will accommodate thicker threads.

 

JAPANESE REVERSIBLE KNOT BAG WITH
BORO STYLE PATCHWORK - 3 hour class

 

Fun and easy to make, the Japanese knot bag is one of the most popular bags in Japan.  This handy little bag is worn over your wrist and has a lovely round shape. The bag can be created any size and used as a lunch bag, shopping bag, or to carry your sashiko or knitting supplies.  To make it truly your own one-of-a-kind bag, you’ll be adding an assortment of Japanese fabrics to create a boro patchwork.  

The patchwork will be created in class with assembly of the bag at home.

Material Kit Fee:   $55.00 - Students will receive the pattern for the bag, main bag fabric, lining, assorted Japanese fabrics, sashiko needle & thread.


Materials List – Students:  Scissors for cutting fabric and paper, straight pins, glue stick.

 

BORO KIMONO SILK SCARF OR ART PIECE

  

Students will learn about various types of kimono silks, design, and applying sashiko stitches to create a one-of-a-kind boro silk scarf approximately 7” x 54” or an 18” x 18” art piece for pillow, wall hanging, or wearable art.  Let your imagination soar!  Assorted vintage kimono silks will be provided from the instructor’s collection.  Minimal sewing at home to add a backing and finish the scarf.  Trunk show during class of vintage Japanese textiles.

 Kit fee:  $55 – includes an assortment of vintage kimono silks, silk threads/floss, sashiko needle, cotton basting thread, lightweight fusible interfacing, and handouts.

Materials List - Students:  Scissors for cutting thread and silk fabric, fine straight pins.  Optional needle threader.

 

JAPANESE FUROSHIKI WRAPPING CLOTH WITH
YUKATA ACCENTS- 3 hour class

     

Students will learn to make a traditional furoshiki (Japanese wrapping cloth) using sashiko stitching techniques and yukata fabrics which decorate the center of the furoshiki. Different types of sashiko stitches will be taught as well as how to transfer a design to fabric. Sashiko designs are provided in the kit and a variety of stencils will be offered for use in class for additional design motifs. Instructions will be provided for adding a backing and finishing the furoshiki at home.  Trunk show during class.

Kit Fee:  $45 – includes fabric for top of furoshiki, yukata fabric accents, sashiko threads, sashiko needle, design templates and transfer paper.

Students should bring:  Straight pins, ball point pen, ruler (minimum 12” long – doesn’t have to be wide), and a white wash-out marking pen or pencil.s, scissors for cutting fabrics and threads.  Thimble and needle threader (optional).   

 

SASHIKO TABLE RUNNER SAMPLER

In this class students will learn how to transfer traditional sashiko designs and sashiko stitch a 22” x 36” table runner or wall hanging.  Different types of sashiko stitches will be taught as well as how to transfer a design for stitching.  Design templates are provided in the kit or students can choose from a variety of stencils offered for use in the class to create their own design.  No sewing machine required.  Handwork only.  A trunk show of vintage Japanese textiles will be presented in class.

Kit Fee:  $45 – includes fabric, sashiko thread, needles, design templates, transfer paper and handouts.

Students should bring:  scissors for cutting thread, 2” x 24” ruler, ball point pen, straight pins, and a white wash-out marking pen or pencil.  Thimble and needle threader optional.

 

KYOTO COURTYARD

Finished Size approximately 36” x 36”

 This stunning Japanese style quilt features alternating blocks of traditional sashiko designs and Japanese fabrics.  You’ll learn how to transfer the sashiko designs from the templates provided in the class on to the sashiko fabric and do the sashiko stitching.  After laying out your quilt from the assortment of Japanese fabrics provided in your kit, spend some time in the open sew sessions to sew your quilt top together.

Kit Fee:  $65.00 – includes Japanese fabrics for quilt top, sashiko templates, transfer paper, sashiko thread and needles.  Backing and binding are not included.

Students should bring scissors for cutting thread and fabric, ruler, ball point pen.  Navy or grey/ neutral colored thread for sewing machine top and bobbin.

Optional:  thimble, needle threader that will accommodate thicker threads, portable battery-operated light.

Sewing machine required.

 

BEGINNING SASHIKO SAMPLER CLASS


If you've wanted to learn sashiko but don't know where to start, this class is for you.  You'll learn all the basics as you work on a pre-printed sashiko sampler (13" x 13")  that can be used for a pillow, wall hanging, or quilt square.  Learn about different types of threads, needles, and how to transfer sashiko designs.

Class Fee:  $35 - includes a pre-printed sashiko sampler, thread and needles.  Come to class early so you can select the sampler you'd like to work on.  

 

JAPANESE VEST WITH BORO & SASHIKO

THIS CLASS IS SUITABLE FOR SMALLER GROUPS - 10 - 12 MAXIMUM.  EACH STUDENT MUST HAVE THEIR OWN TABLE FOR WORK SPACE SINCE THEY WILL BE CUTTING OUT THE PATTERN.


Welcome to the world of boro! In this class, you will be working with the Kimono Collage Vest pattern by Christine Barnes. Students will design the front of the vest with boro patchwork using Japanese fabrics and sashiko stitching. The back of the vest will be blank canvas where you can choose to add more patchwork, a sashiko design or applique.

 This vest, with an asymmetrical front, collar band, and tie closure provides a great canvas for color and design work. The tissue pattern, which fits sizes small (Bust 34-35) to XXXL (Bust 49 - 51), is included in the kit. Students will try on a muslin sampler to determine which size will work best for them. Minimal fitting will be done in the class.

The front of the boro vest will be created during class with final assembly of the vest at home. Handwork/ sashiko stitching only will be done during class.  No sewing machine required.  

What is Boro? Boro is used to describe the Japanese textiles made from patched and recycled items. Too precious to throw anything way, garments and fabrics were mended and patched with sashiko stitching to extend their life even into the next generation. Often call upcycling or repurposing, today, it's trendy, fashionable and a highly desired art form to create one-of-a kind textiles.

Kit Fee:  $125.00 - Students will receive the pattern for the vest, Japanese fabrics for boro patchwork, sashiko thread, and sashiko needle.  (The price of the pattern will be deducted if you have already purchased it.)

Materials List – Students:  Bring 2 yards or the amount specified for your size of a cotton-linen or similar open weave type fabric for vest foundation,  and Christine Barnes Kimono Collage Vest pattern.  Both are available at Shibori Dragon.

Straight pins, scissors for cutting tissue pattern, fabrics and threads. Thimble and needle threader (optional).

 

LECTURE WITH SLIDE SHOW PRESENTATION

 LECTURES & PRESENTATIONS

Presentations are designed to fit your guild meeting time frame (typically 1 hour with a Q & A session held at the end of lecture.   


JAPANESE TEXTILES

 A presentation with a display of 19th and 20th century Japanese textiles including indigo, shibori, katazome, kimono, and sashiko pieces.  The presentation includes the history, technique, design meaning and the how, when and where these textiles were produced.  A handout is included with an explanation of Japanese textile terms. A trunk show is available at the end of lecture or guild meeting.  Power point presentation.

SASHIKO – NOW & THEN

This presentation focuses on sashiko, a traditional sewing/mending technique of Japan.  Sashiko – meaning little stabs – dates back to the early 1800’s, and was primarily used as way to mend and repair the garments of the farmers and fishermen.  Today, sashiko is a popular craft used to create home décor items, garment embellishment and quilts. 

 The presentation includes the history, technique, and information on appropriate threads, needles and other supplies.  A handout is included detailing sashiko stitching. A trunk show is available at the lecture or guild meeting featuring historical sashiko textiles.  A power point presentation is also available..

 A small sashiko pincushion kit with fabric, needle and thread is available for $10.00 each, if members would like to work on a small sashiko project during or after the presentation.  Pincushion Kit fee shall paid by students at the time of the lecture.