This listing is for video-only access to this workshop. Please note that materials are not included but materials kits and the FULL workshop (video + curated materials) can be found in our Marketplace.
Welcome to an introduction to sashiko with artist Jessica Marquez of Miniature Rhino. In this workshop, Jessica teaches the foundations of the sashiko technique – we’ll explore both beginning and advanced pattern and shape making, building out several sashiko samplers and finally a large scale custom pillow project for the home.
Sashiko is a craft founded in rural Japan. When making precious fabrics from seeds, the art of sashiko was developed to mend, strengthen and reinforce garments for longevity. With a name meaning “little stabs”, this technique creates a design of running stitches through swaths of fabric. As time went on, simple running stitches were developed into more intricate patterns. This technique can not only strengthen fabrics but also is used for embellishing, quilting or weaving fabrics together. Our materials and tools have been carefully curated from custom shams sewn in collaboration with our local seamstresses to the wonderful sashiko tools and materials used by practicing sashiko stitchers around the world.
Learn more about the details of this project on Jessica’s Featured Maker Page
Video access includes:
- An in-depth, digital workshop by Jessica Marquez
- A live & recorded Maker Chat Q&A with our artist
We can’t wait to see what you create.